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Abu Dhabi T10 2021: Northern Warriors win final ball thriller

Waseem Muhammad (76*) plays crucial role in victory
Waseem Muhammad (76*) plays crucial role in victory
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Northern Warriors win final ball thriller over Team Abu Dhabi, in the Abu Dhabi T10 today, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Match Summary

Northern Warriors *124/2 (10 ov)

Team Abu Dhabi 123/3 (10 ov)

Result - Northern Warriors won by 8 wickets


Match Highlights

What started quite slow soon erupted as Luke Wright added 33, before Joe Clarke came out to steal the show. Clarke smashed 50*, including 5 fours and 3 sixes, to give Team Abu Dhabi a defendable score. His partner Ben Duckett also added 31*.

Lendl Simmons (37*) and Waseem Muhammad (76*) carried most the load for the Warriors, with Nicholas Pooran joining and departing in the final over. It came down to the final ball in this thriller, Jamie Overton taking two crucial wickets after bowling two wides. Rovman Powell then calmly joined the fray to score the final two runs to win by 8 wickets.

Playing XI

TEAM ABU DHABI - Ben Duckett (WK), Chris Gayle, Joe Clarke, Najibullah Zadran, Luke Wright (C), Rohan Mustafa, Paul Stirling, Usman Shinwari, Jamie Overton, Obed McCoy, Naveen-ul-Haq

NORTHERN WARRIORS - Nicholas Pooran (WK/C), Lendl Simmons, Rovman Powell, Brandon King, Waseem Muhammad, Fabian Allen, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Wahab Riaz, Wayne Parnell, Rayad Emrit, Junaid Siddique

Match Details

Date - 2021-02-01 14:15 PM

Venue - Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Toss - Northern Warriors won the toss & elected to field

Umpires - Paul Baldwin, Nigel Llong

Match Referee - Chris Broad

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