2021 ADT10 November 19, 2021 to December 04, 2021
Philip Salt and Jamie Overton propelled Team Abu Dhabi to a six-wicket win against Delhi Bulls in their fifth game.
While Philip Salt opened the batting with a solid half-century, Overton did his job down the order with 20 runs in five balls. Twelve of these came in the last two balls of the match when his team needed 10 to win.
The second match of the day saw the Northern Warriors topple The Chennai Braves to clinch their first win of the season courtesy debutant Oshane Thomas’ hat-trick.
All four teams that played today scored over 100 runs in their 10 overs.
Below is a brief recap of the two matches on Day 6 of the T10 League.
Team Abu Dhabi snatched a win from under Delhi Bulls’ nose, registering an exciting 6-wicket win to stay at the top of the points table.
Team Abu Dhabi captain Liam Livingstone put the Delhi Bulls in to bat first. The Dwayne Bravo-led Delhi Bulls impressed with a respectable score of 121/4 in the stipulated 10 overs, riding on handy 20s from the top three and a quickfire 39* (11) from Romario Shepherd.
In response, Team Abu Dhabi opener Philip Salt struck a well-paced 56 (23), with three fours and five maximums, while Liam Livingstone contributed 25 (20).
After losing these two batters, however, Team Abu Dhabi needed a final push with 34 runs left to get in the last two overs. Chris Gayle (15 off 9) and Jamie Overton (20* off 5) combined well to ensure Team Abu Dhabi crossed the finish line. With 18 runs required off the final over, drama ensued.
Chris Gayle hit West Indian teammate Dwayne Bravo for a six in the very first ball and got a leg bye off the third. Gayle, however, was run out in the very next delivery, leaving Team Abu Dhabi with 10 runs to get from the final two balls.
Unperturbed, Overton dispatched both across the boundary line to ensure that Team Abu Dhabi now have five wins in as many games.
Brief scores: Delhi Bulls 121/4 (Romario Shepherd 39*, Danny Briggs 2/20) lost to Team Abu Dhabi 124/4 (Philip Salt 56, Dominic Drakes 2/12)
Northern Warriors and The Chennai Braves, two teams on the hunt for their first win of Abu Dhabi T10 season 5, faced off in a high scoring clash. Northern Warriors emerged on top by 19 runs.
The Chennai Braves Captain Dasun Shanaka called it right at the toss and put Northern Warriors in to bat first. The defending champions did a stellar job by putting up 152/4 in their 10 overs.
Openers Kennar Lewis and Moeen Ali both scored 49 off 19 balls and shared a sizzling 106-run partnership. Moeen fell first, closely followed by Lewis three deliveries later.
The Chennai Braves’ Mark Deyal gave the team the much-needed breakthrough, and ended with figures 2-0-10-2. However, Rovman Powell (28 off 12) and Samit Patel (17* off 9) helped Northern Warriors to a very defendable total.
Despite losing opener Mohammad Shahzad early, The Chennai Braves did well to race to 43/1 in three overs. However, a wicket each in the next three overs put them on the backfoot at 74/4.
In the seventh over, Jamaica’s Oshane Thomas, making his debut for Northern Warriors, sent back Mark Deyal, Tion Webster and Curtis Campher to claim the first hat-trick of season 5. At 85/7, Chennai Braves were truly under pressure.
Despite the hiccups, the chasing team did well to bring the ask down to 23 off the last over. However, Rayad Emrit picked up the last remaining wicket to bundle the Braves out for 133/10.
Brief scores: Northern Warriors 152/4 (Kennar Lewis 49, Moeen Ali 49, Mark Deyal 2/10) win against Chennai Braves 133 (Bhanuka Rajapaksa 34, Oshane Thomas 3/21)