The Abu Dhabi T10 had every ingredient to make it a megahit. From splendid batting to impressive bowling, from last-ball thrillers to total dominations, the tournament witnessed several high-octane performances. While some scripted new records, some broke old ones.
Let’s look at all the important stats and figures from 2020 ADT10.
1. Most runs in the tournament
Qalandars captain Sohail Akhtar, with his magnificent consistency, racked up 248 runs in 2020 ADT10. He had four unbeaten innings and averaged 62 in eight matches with a highest score of 71 not out. Akhtar’s batting at the top ensured Qalandars remained undefeated for five matches straight.
2. Most wickets in the tournament
Team Abu Dhabi’s pacer Jamie Overton played a pivotal role in his team’s third-place finish this season by picking up 14 wickets. He started the tournament with a three-wicket haul against Deccan Gladiators and topped it with a four-fer against Bangla Tigers in the last Super League match.
3. Highest individual score
Northern Warriors’ captain Nicholas Pooran cracked a blazing 89 runs in 26 balls in the Group Stage match against the Bangla Tigers. The West Indian scored at a rate of 342, slamming 12 sixes and three fours. He missed Chris Lynn’s 91 – the highest score of all-time – by two runs.
4. Highest team score
In the same match Nicholas Pooran scored a blistering 89, the Northern Warriors posted a gigantic 162/4 against the Bangla Tigers. Opener Lendl Simmons supported with an equally lethal 41 off 22. The Tigers’ bowlers were no match to the onslaught, with George Garton giving away 48 runs in his two overs.
5. Highest partnership
The Northern Warriors were able to post the highest total of the season following the efforts of Lendl Simmons and Nicholas Pooran, who shared a partnership of 122 runs – the highest of the season. While Pooran blazed with his 89 runs, Simmons added 31 for the record-breaking second-wicket stand.
6. Most runs conceded in an innings (individual)
George Garton was in the line of fire during the Northern Warriors’ assault of Bangla Tigers. He gave away 48 runs in his two overs, including 32 in his second in which Nicholas Pooran slammed four sixes and two fours. Garton failed to take any wickets and registered the unwanted record of most runs conceded in innings to this name.
7. Lowest team score
The Pune Devils slumped to 57/7 in 10 overs against the Delhi Bulls, which remained the lowest total of the season. From 30/1 to 45/7, the Devils’ middle-order fell like a pack of cards as none of the Devils’ batsmen could score more than 15 runs. Delhi Bull’s Ali Khan ended up taking three wickets and conceding no runs.
8. Highest successful run chase
The Maratha Arabians began their campaign with a stellar pursuit against the Northern Warriors. The Arabians, who were the defending champions, chased the Warriors’ 127 in 10 overs by smashing 131/5 in the last-ball thriller, which remained the highest successful run chase of 2020 ADT10.
The Deccan Gladiators could have broken the record with their 140/6 in a Super League match but ended up losing the game by three runs.
9. Highest strike rate in an innings
Northern Warriors’ Muhammad Waseem plundered the joint-fastest fifty in the history of the tournament, reaching the milestone in just 12 balls. He ended with an unbeaten 56 off 13 at a gigantic strike-rate of 430.76 – the highest of the season for scores of 25 runs and above.
10. Best bowling performance in an innings
In Eliminator 2, Fabian Allen helped the Northern Warriors reach the final by not only taking wickets but also capping the flow of runs. He scalped four wickets, two in each over, to end with the season’s best bowling figures of 4/13. Allen’s teammate Junaid Siddique and Team Abu Dhabi’s Jamie Overton also picked up four-wicket hauls in 2020 ADT10.