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