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Livingstone , Adil Rashid & Moores Shines in Day Two Of Abu Dhabi T10 2021

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Photo Collage of Livingstone , Adil Rashid and Moores . Photo : Abu Dhabi T10

Match 3 : Chennai Braves vs Deccan Gladiators

Andre Russell and Tom Moores struck five fours and nine sixes totally in their 94-run partnership to help the Deccan Gladiators set a total of 146/3 in their 10 overs. Angelo Perera and Ravi Bopara scored half centuries in reply for The Chennai Braves, but those innings weren’t enough for them to reach their target as they fell short by 24 runs.

Captain Wahab Riaz set the tone for the Deccan Gladiators by dismissing Mohammad Shahzad and Bhanuka Rajapaksa in the very first over. Therafter, Perera (60 runs from 29 balls) and Bopara (51 runs from 26 balls) kept The Chennai Braves’ hopes alive by scoring boundaries at regular intervals, however, they couldn’t strike at the required rate. With 34 runs needed from the last over, Odean Smith removed Perera and Bopara and ensured that the Deccan Gladiators picked up their two points.

The big hitting Russell started the fireworks in the seventh over when he smacked Samiullah Shinwari for two sixes and a four. In the next over, Russell and Moores plundered 23 runs off Dhananjaya Lakshan’s bowling. The Deccan Gladiators had another big over when Moores smashed Curtis Campher for two sixes and two fours, taking their score to 137/3 at the end of the ninth over. Moores struck another six in the last over off Ravi Bopara’s bowling, which catapulted the Deccan Gladiators’ score to 146/3.

Brief scores: Deccan Gladiators 146/3 (Tom Moores 47, Andre Russell 43, Munaf Patel 1-20) beat The Chennai Braves 122/4 (Angelo Perera 60, Ravi Bopara 51, Wahab Riaz 2-16) by 24 runs.

Match 4 : Team Abu Dhabi vs Northern Warriors

Team Abu Dhabi beat Northern Warriors by 21 runs . This is their 2nd consecutive Victory in the tournament. Captain Liam Livingstone played a brilliant innings of 68 * off 23 balls to help Abu Dhabi score a total of 132/5 in his 10 overs, after which the Abu Dhabi bowlers took wickets at regular intervals and restricted warriors to 111.

Kenner Lewis kept the Northern Warriors in the game with three sixes off Jamie Everton in the third over, but Danny Briggs was instrumental in ensuring the victory for Abu Dhabi by dismissing Patel and Kenner Lewis in the next over.

Captain Roman Powell played a good knock for his team with an innings of 42 off 19 balls, but he did not get much support from the other end. Naveen-ul-Haq totally tilted the match in Abu Dhabi’s favor when he dismissed Powell and Jordan in the ninth over to take the Warriors back 37 runs from their target. Earlier, Northern Warriors bowlers kept Abu Dhabi in trouble by taking wickets at regular intervals but hard hitting Paul Stirling was bowled by Samat Patel on the first ball in the second over. Chris Gayle was bowled out for just 9 runs in the fifth over Knocked out Northern Warriors had complete control over the game when they restricted Abu Dhabi to 80/5 in 8 overs.

However, Liam Livingstone played a responsible knock and hit four sixes and two fours off Joshua Little’s ball in the ninth over to take Abu Dhabi’s score to 115/5. Livingstone hit two sixes to Chris Jordan in the last over with big shots. Abu Dhabi scored 17 runs in the last over and managed to give a competitive target to the Northern Warriors.

Match 5 : Delhi Bulls vs Bangla Tigers

Dwayne Bravo’s Delhi Bulls powered their way to yet another victory in the Abu Dhabi T10 after registering a six-wicket win over the Bangla Tigers on Saturday. The Delhi Bulls shone with the ball after winning the toss and restricted the Bangla Tigers to 69/6 in their 10 overs. Sherfane Rutherford and Eoin Morgan’s cool and calm innings helped the Delhi Bulls to chase down their target in 8.1 overs.

Delhi Bulls’ Rahmanullah Gurbaz fell to Luke Wood on the first ball of the innings and James Faulkner dismissed Rilee Rossouw in the very next over, leaving the Bulls at 9/2 in 1.2 overs. The Bulls found themselves in more trouble when Mohammad Hafeez was caught out in the fourth over.

However, Rutherford struck two boundaries off Tom Hartley’s bowling and kept the Bulls in the chase. The West Indian put the Delhi Bulls in the driver’s seat with an innings of 27 runs from 14 balls and following his departure Eoin Morgan took the responsibility and finished the chase with an unbeaten innings of 26 runs from 16 balls.

Earlier, the Delhi Bulls ran through the Bangla Tigers batting line-up. Fazalhaq Farooqi dismissed Andre Fletcher and Captain Faf du Plessis in the second over, which left the Tigers reeling at 8/2. Thereafter, Adil Rashid also joined the party, taking the wickets of Hazratullah Zazai and Johnson Charles. The Tigers were in dire straits when Romario Shepherd bowled out Benny Howell as they were reduced to 28/6 in 5.5 overs.

However, Isuru Udana (21* runs from 14 balls) and James Faulkner (19* runs from 13 balls) struck some big hits in the last four overs of their innings. Their unbeaten partnership of 41 runs from 25 balls helped the Tigers raise their score to 69/6 in their 10 overs.

Brief scores: Delhi Bulls 71/4 (Sherfane Rutherford 27, Eoin Morgan 26, James Faulkner 2-9) beat Bangla Tigers 69/6 (Isuru Udana 21, James Faulkner 19*, Adil Rashid 2-6) by 6 wickets.

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