Akshaya Krishna ∙ Nov 28 2022, 7:30 AM | 4 Min Read

Abu Dhabi T10 2022 | Day 5 Round-up

image-lb0id6cbRovman Powell and Kennar Lewis against Bangla Tigers [Source: Twitter]

Day 5 (27th November) in the sixth edition's Abu Dhabi T10 League saw Northern Warriors, Morrisville Samp Army and Deccan Gladiators win their respective league games to attain much needed two points to their kitty.

Bangla Tigers vs Northern Warriors

A Rovman Powell power show helped the Warriors to open their account as they thrashed the Tigers by 6 wickets in the 12th match of the season.

Opting to bat first, the Shakib Al Hasan-led side got off to a great start, thanks to the openers Hazratullah Zazai and Joe Clarke. However, once this 64-run stand was broken in the sixth over, Northern Warriors were back in the game as they picked wickets in clusters.

But, Evin Lewis, at the other end, smashed the bowlers around the park with his unbeaten 38 off 15 deliveries as he propelled his team to 117/4 in their allotted 10 overs.

For Bangla Tigers, Isuru Udana picked a couple of wickets, while Mohammad Irfan and Wayne Parnell finished with a wicket each.

Chasing 118, the Warriors lost both of their openers cheaply to Shakib, but the skipper, Powell stood tall as he smoked an unbeaten 76 off 28, which included 1 four and 9 maximums to see the side home with four balls remaining.

Bangla Tigers 117/4 (10)

Evin Lewis 38*(15), Hazratullah Zazai 37(21);
Isuru Udana 2/21(2), Mohammad Irfan 1/12(2)

Northern Warriors 118/4 (9.2)

Rovman Powell 76*(28), Sherfane Rutherford 22(11);
Shakib Al Hasan 2/20(2), Benny Howell 1/17(2)

Northern Warriors won by 6 wickets

The Chennai Braves vs Morrisville Samp Army

A collective batting performance by the top four batters assisted the Chennai Braves to put 105/4 in their allotted 10 overs. 

It was Dawid Malan and Adam Rossington providing a brisk start of 53 runs, a couple of handy contributions from Daniel Lawrence and Ross Whiteley in the second half of the innings to add 50 more runs in the partnership, gave their bowlers a competitive total to defend.

For the Samp Army, Anrich Nortje bowled a magnificent spell with two wickets to his name, while Dwaine Pretorius and Ahmed Raza supported the speedster with a wicket each.

Chasing 106 was never going to be tough for the Samp Army with the batting order they have. But a couple of wickets falling early, gave hope for the Braves. While Moeen Ali fell cheaply, Johnson Charles played a quick knock of 23 from 13 deliveries.

Then, it was an innings of the highest character from Karim Janat, who in at number three, slowly demolished each and every bowlers and finished the match with a couple of sixes in the final over, alongside completing his match-winning fifty. David Miller ably supported him with an unbeaten 17 off 10 balls.

The Chennai Braves 105/4 (10)

Dawid Malan 32(20), Daniel Lawrence & Ross Whiteley 21(13);
Anrich Nortje 2/11(2), Ahmed Raza 1/15(2)

Morrisville Samp Army 107/2 (9.2) 

Karim Janat 58*(28), Evin Lewis 23(12);
Carlos Brathwaite 1/19(1.2), Sam Cook 1/22(2) 

Morrisville Samp Army won by 8 wickets

Deccan Gladiators vs Delhi Bulls

The final fixture of the night saw a high-scoring affair at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The run fest was eventually won by Deccan Gladiators by 18 runs.

After winning the toss, Delhi Bulls opted to bowl first. And the decision proved gold dust when Jason Roy was out in the first over itself. But what transpired after this was unimaginable. 

It was completely a monstrous batting display by the duo of Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Nicholas Pooran, who added 122 runs for the second wicket. While Kohler-Cadmore was unbeaten on 82 off 33, including 8 fours and 6 sixes, Pooran departed after his 17-ball 34.

In the end, Andre Russell spanked a few runs to set a target of 141 runs for the Bulls.

It was always going to be tough chasing a mammoth total. But, despite losing Rahkeem Cornwall and Tom Banton early on, Delhi Bulls didn't hiccup. On the contrary, the stand-in captain, Rilee Rossouw and Tim David tried hard to be in the game with a partnership of 79 runs for the third wicket.

Once David got out in the 9th over, the Bulls lost their momentum as they fell short of the target by 18 runs. 

For the Gladiators, Joshua Little gathered a couple of wickets, while David Wiese and Andre Russell picked a wicket each. 

Deccan Gladiators 140/2 (10)

Tom Kohler-Cadmore 82*(33), Nicholas Pooran 34(17);
Imad Wasim 1/17(2), Waqas Maqsood 1/21(2)

Delhi Bulls 122/4(10)

Tim David 48(24), Rilee Rossouw 28(15);
Joshua Little 2/11(2), David Wiese 1/8(1)

Deccan Gladiators won by 18 runs

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