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Abu Dhabi T10 2021: Bangla Tigers crush Maratha Arabians by 6 wickets

Mohammad Hafeez 61* (30) was MVP but it was not enough as Tigers won by 9 wickets
Mohammad Hafeez 61* (30) was MVP but it was not enough for the Arabians as Tigers won by 9 wickets
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Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles Bangla Tigers
Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles Bangla Tigers
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The Bangla Tigers crushed the Maratha Arabians by 6 wickets, in the 7th Match of the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021, today, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Match Summary

Bangla Tigers 105/4 (8 ov)

Maratha Arabians 103/0 (10 ov)

Result - Bangla Tigers won by 6 wickets

Scorecard

 

 

Match Highlights

Bangla Tigers won the toss and decided to bowl against the Maratha Arabians, who got off to a steady start with Abdul Shakoor and Mohammad Hafeez opening.

However, they were only 45-0 after 6 overs and needed to push on. After a slow start, in their second match, where they only totalled 87/4, the Arabians again faltered, not scoring quickly enough….. eventually totalling a below par 103/0, despite a good knock from Hafeez 61* (30), Abdul Shakoor only hit 34* (30).

Miserly bowling from Tigers bowlers Karim Janat 0/13 and Qais Ahmad 0/9 certainly contributed to that below par score for the Arabians – the Arabians would have to bowl well to win this one!

Fall of wickets: none

In reply, the Tigers were 53-1 after 4 overs and looking good to chase this total down with ease, despite an injured Andre Fletcher. Some loose bowling and great hitting saw the Tigers home with ease.

Andre Fletcher top scored with 31 (16), supported by Johnson Charles 23 (11) and Afif Hossain 22 (10) and Yamin Ahmadzai 1-20 was the pick of the bowlers for the Arabians.

Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Johnson Charles - 2.6 ov), 2-63 (Andre Fletcher - 5.2 ov), 3-91 (Afif Hossain - 6.6 ov), 4-98 (Chirag Suri - 7.3 ov)

The  FairPlayNews and CricketWorld.com sponsored Maratha Arabians will have to score much quicker at the top and bowl tighter, if they are going to compete in the Super League phase of this tournament next week.

 

Playing XIs

Bangla Tigers - Tom Moores (WK), Andre Fletcher (C), Johnson Charles, Adam Hose, Afif Hossain, Chirag Suri, Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Qais Ahmad, Mohammad Irfan, George Garton

Maratha Arabians - Abdul Shakoor (WK), Mosaddek Hossain (C), Shoaib Malik, Javed Ahmadi, Laurie Evans, Ishan Malhotra, Mohammad Hafeez, Muktar Ali, Sompal Kami, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sohag Gazi

 

 

Match Details

Date - 2021-01-30 12:00 PM

Venue - Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Toss - Bangla Tigers won the toss & elected to field

Umpires -  Alex Wharf, Ranmore Martinesz

 

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