Kaushik Kashyap ∙ Jan 23 2023, 12:05 AM | 3 Min Read

International League T20 2023, January 22nd: Round-Up

image-ld7o4f95Chris Lynn (Source Twitter)

A total of four teams locked horns in what was a high-scoring day on Sunday, January 22nd in the ongoing International League T20 (ILT20). Let's take a quick review of the action transpired.

Match 12th: Desert Vipers vs Gulf Giants

Result: Gulf Giants won by five wickets.

It was another Alex Hales show as the English international almost scored his second century of the tournament but was halted by Chris Jordan on 99 at the end. Desert Vipers had a great start with the bat and were eyeing another 220 total in the first innings. A brilliant effort from the Giants’ bowlers in the death overs restricted the Vipers below 200.

In reply, chasing 196, Gulf Giants lost three wickets early on, including the in-form James Vince and could only manage a 43 on the board at the end of the powerplay. 

However, Shimron Hetmyer joined Chris Lynn in the middle and started to reconstruct the chase, smashing Wanindu Hasaranga for 23 runs straight after the powerplay. The duo then went on to add 117 runs partnership for the fourth wicket, with both Hetmyer and Lynn scoring half centuries and Gulf Giants successfully got over the line with three balls to spare.

Brief Scores

Desert Vipers: 195/4 (20 Overs)

Alex Hales 99 (57), Colin Munro 39 (23);

Richard Gleeson 1/19, Liam Dawson 1/32;

Gulf Giants: 196/5 (19.3 Overs)

Chris Lynn 71 (42), Shimron Hetmyer 70 (35);

Sheldon Cottrell 2/24, Gus Atkinson 1/36

Match 13th: Dubai Capitals vs MI Emirates

Result: Dubai Capitals won by 16 runs

After being asked to bat first, Dubai Capitals got off to a great start with Joe Root scoring 40 off 21 in the powerplay and propelled Capitals to 59 for no loss. The early fireworks allowed Rovman Powell to promote himself up the order and the Capitals’ skipper came out all guns blazing. The duo went on to add 119 runs for the second wicket and the Capitals posted a massive 222 first innings total.

In reply, MI Emirates had a terrible start to their chase as they were 61 for three in the first ten overs. With the asking rate going over sixteen, Kieron Pollard, at five, changed his gears and added 83 runs in the next six overs. Najibullah Zadran also played a great cameo but, despite such a brilliant fightback, MI Emirates fell 16 runs short at the end and their three-match winnings streak came to an end.

Brief Scores

Dubai Capitals: 222/3 (20 Overs)

Rovman Powell 97 (41), Joe Root 82 (54);

Fazalhaq Farooqi 1/39, Kieron Pollard 1/46;

MI Emirates: 206/5 (20 Overs)

Kieron Pollard 86 (38), Andre Fletcher 35 (34);

Hazrat Luqman 2/24, Rovman Powell 1/28

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