Abu Dhabi T10: Warriors do just enough to beat Gladiators at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium
Northern Warriors just beat the Deccan Gladiators, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium today, in their thrilling Abu Dhabi T10 Super League encounter.
Northern Warriors 143/4 (10 ov)
Deccan Gladiators 140/6 (10 ov)
Result - Northern Warriors won by 3 runs
?? Mr. Skipper - Nicholas Pooran holds the record for most sixes (63) in the Abu Dhabi T?? League.@t10league @nicholas_47 #NWvsDG #WeAreWarriors #NorthernWarriors #AbuDhabiT10 #AbuDhabiCricket #InAbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/CS1r1MKsdZ— Northern Warriors (@nwarriorst10) February 2, 2021
Batting first, Northern Warriors smashed a huge 143/4 from their 10 overs with Nicholas Pooran 29 and Rovman Powell 51* doing the most damage with the willow, along with Waseem Muhammad 26 and Fabian Allen 22. In a high scoring innings, Zahoor Khan’s 1-13, off his 2 overs, was outstanding for the Gladiators.
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Brandon King - 0.3 ov), 2-47 (Waseem Muhammad - 2.6 ov), 3-84 (Nicholas Pooran - 5.4 ov), 4-135 (Fabian Allen - 9.4 ov)
In reply, the Gladiators were always going to struggle with that enormous total to chase down. However, Mohammad Shahzad 17 and Azam Khan 54 (22) gave it a go (Azam Khan hitting 31 in one over, off Dhananjaya Lakshan) and were 71-1 off 5 overs, at the halfway stage.
However, Fabian Allen removed Shahzad and Azam in the 6th over and it was then 79/3 and the Gladiators had to fight hard from there on in, eventually totalling 140/6 falling just 3 runs short, in the run chase – with Anwar Ali 35* (10) smashing it at the end.
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Sunil Narine - 0.4 ov), 2-77 (Azam Khan - 5.3 ov), 3-78 (Mohammad Shahzad - 5.5 ov), 4-80 (Cameron Delport - 6.2 ov), 5-86 (Kieron Pollard - 6.5 ov), 6-117 (Sharafuddin Ashraf - 8.4 ov)
DECCAN GLADIATORS - Mohammad Shahzad (WK), Azam Khan, Kieron Pollard (C), Cameron Delport, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Sunil Narine, Anwar Ali, Aaron Summers, Zahoor Khan, Ravi Rampaul, Zeeshan Zameer
NORTHERN WARRIORS - Nicholas Pooran (WK/C), Lendl Simmons, Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Waseem Muhammad, Fabian Allen, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Wahab Riaz, Wayne Parnell, Rayad Emrit, Junaid Siddique
Date - 2021-02-02 16:30 PM
Venue - Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Toss - Deccan Gladiators won the toss & elected to field
Umpires - Lyndon Hannibal, Paul Baldwin
Match Referee - Chris Broad
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