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CRICKET LGS - T1005 Dec 2022

Defending champions Deccan Gladiators retain Abu Dhabi T10 title
Deccan Gladiators beat New York Strikers by 37 runs in final Sports Bulletin Report Abu Dhabi (UAE): Defending champions Deccan Gladiators once again stamped their authority in the Abu Dhabi T10 by recording an emphatic 37-runs win over debutants New York Strikers in the final of the sixth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 at the Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium. New York Strikers who reached the final by topping the points table and beating Samp Army in the first qualifier could not raise their game in the final. Deccan Gladiators posted 128 for 4 in 10 overs through David Wiese’s unbeaten 43 off just 18 balls with two boundaries and four sixes, His skipper Nicholas Pooran too scored 40 runs off 23 balls with five boundaries and a six. Pooran not only lifted the trophy but also bagged the Player of the tournament award, Chasing the target, New York Strikers could muster only 91 for 5 in 10 overs against the tight and disciplined bowling led by Josh Little (2 for 4) and Mohammad Hasnain (2 for 14). Andre Russell, the hero of their last match who placed Deccan Gladiators in the final through a fine knock of 63 against Samp Army in the qualifier 2 match on Saturday, began by hitting Hosein for a six to deep mid-wicket. The fourth over was a brilliant over from Rashid Khan. He gave away just three runs. Skipper Nicholas Pooran began by hitting Wahab Riaz over extra cover for a boundary. He then hit the third delivery for a six to fine leg. The fourth delivery he picked a boundary to fine leg. With the last ball, Wahab Riaz picked the prize wicket of Andre Russell. He clean bowled Russell for 9 when he tried to hit him across the line and got a thick inside edge on to the stumps. Wiese made up for all the good overs by top edging the first ball of the seventh over from Wahab Riaz for a six to third man. The third ball was flicked for a six and fourth too went for another six to over long-on. Wiese ended the over hitting a boundary past backward point to take 24 runs off that over. Pooran too did not spare Thompson and hit a boundary to deep point. When Wiese too hit Thompson over point for a boundary, Deccan Gladiators’ score went past the 100-run mark. Thompson gave away 17 runs from the ninth over. Wiese hit Pollard’s first delivery of the last over for a six to over long-on. Pollard prevented the batsmen from hitting any more big shots. He also got Pooran out to the last ball of the innings, caught by Matiullah Khan for 40.  Wiese remained unbeaten on 43 and Deccan Gladiators thus posted a challenging 128 for 4 in 10 overs. New York Strikers needed to score at a run rate of 12.80 and they needed a good start. Josh Little gave Deccan Gladiators a good start by clean bowling opener Muhammad Waseem for a duck. Waseem going for a drive, inside edged the delivery onto his stumps. Stirling hit Mohammad Hasnain’s first ball of the second over for a huge six over mid-wicket but fell to the second ball.  Kohler-Cadmore at deep square leg took the catch as Stirling flicked in the air to be out for 6. Azam Khan began by hitting Hasnain for a boundary to deep square leg. Hasnain struck again with the fifth ball, taking the valuable wicket of Eoin Morgan. Going for a shot over mid-off, Morgan failed and landed up being caught by Wiese for a duck. The third over from Odean Smith was a disciplined one giving away just five runs. In the fourth over, Azam Hit Zakir Khan for a boundary to square leg. He then hit the next delivery for a six to deep mid-wicket.  He tried to hit the third ball too for a six but could not clear Wiese at long on and got caught for 16. With 51 runs needed off the last 12 balls, Little was re-introduced for the ninth over. He too strangled the run flow with his accurate swing and change of pace and also got Rashid Khan out for 8. Hosein hit Zakir Khan’s second delivery of the last over for a six over long-off but the target was unreachable. Deccan Gladiator won by 37 runs. Brief scores: (final) Deccan Gladiators beat New York Strikers by 37 runs. Deccan Gladiators 128 for 4 in 10 overs (Nichloas Pooran 40, David Wiese 43n.o, Akeal Hosein 2 for 16) New York Strikers 91 for 5 in 10 overs (Jordan Thompson 22n.o, Kieron Pollard 23rtd hurt, Josh Little 2 for 4, Mohammmad Hasnain 2 for 14) Player of the Match: David Wiese. Player of the tournament: Nicholas Pooran Best UAE player of the tournament: Usman Khan Best bowler of the tournament: Akeal Hosein Best batsman of the tournament: Tom Kohler-Cadmore

CRICKET LGS - T1002 Dec 2022

Morrisville Samp Army beat Deccan Gladiators by 19 runs in Abu Dhabi T10
Sports Bulletin Report ABU DHABI (UAE): Morrisville Samp Army marched into the play-off stage through a well-fought 19-runs win over Deccan Gladiators in the 25th match on the ninth day of the Abu Dhabi T10 at the Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium on Thursday. Samp Army posted 126 for 2 in 10 overs through opener Johnson Charles’ unbeaten 58 and David Miller’s unbeaten 35. Chasing the target, Deccan Gladiators could muster only 107 for 5 in 10 overs. Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s unbeaten knock of 41 runs went in vain. Samp Army won the toss and elected to bat. Karim Janat, who opened the batting with Johnson Charles, hit Josh Little’s fourth delivery of the first over for a boundary to fine leg. Charles pulled the last ball of that over for another boundary. Janat drove Mohammad Hasnain’s first ball of the second over through extra cover for a boundary. He also cut the second delivery to the third man area for a six. Janat went on to then pull the fourth ball for a boundary. Little ended Janat’s knock by having him caught by Andre Russell at long-on for 21. Skipper Moeen Ali joined Charles. The first ball of the fourth over was brilliantly hit by Charles for a six over long-on. Charles continued to score even when David Wiese was introduced. He hit Wiese’s first delivery over extra cover for a boundary. Moeen Ali too picked his first boundary by bottom edging to the third man region. At the half way mark, Samp Army were 51 for 1. Charles further accelerated the run flow by hitting Zahoor Khan for two consecutive boundaries off the first two deliveries. Odean Smith ended Moeen Ali’s stay at the wicket through a brilliant catch taken by Russell at long-off for 10. Charles hit Smith’s third ball of the seventh over for a six to deep square leg. He then scooped Zahoor Khan’s second and third deliveries for boundaries. The ninth over was bowled by Hasnain, and David Miller hit the third delivery for a six to mid-wicket. He also picked a boundary off the next to square leg. Charles ended that over hitting Hasnain over long on for a six and reaching his half century in 27 balls. The last over saw Miller in his killer form. He hit the first ball from Russell for a boundary and the next two went for sixes. The first six was over extra cover and next one over mid-wicket. Charles ended the over by scooping Russell for a boundary and remaining unbeaten on 58 off 28 balls with seven boundaries and three sixes. Miller remained unconquered on 35 off 13 balls with two boundaries and three sixes. Samp Army thus posted an impressive 126 for 2 in 10 overs. Deccan Gladiator’s aggressive and consistent scorers Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Nicholas Pooran began their chase. Pooran picked a boundary to fine leg off Sheldon Cottrell’s second delivery but fell to his fourth ball. Going for a mighty hit, Pooran thicked edged Cottrell to substitute George Garton at third man. Andre Russell hit the first ball he faced from Cottrell to backward point for a boundary. Will Smeed picked two boundaries off Janat in the same over.  The first ball of the second over from Karim Janat saw Russell get run out to a throw from Dwaine Pretorius at fine leg for 4.  Ahmed Raza bowled a tight third over giving away just eight runs. The fourth from Anrich Nortje too was impressive, he too gave away only eight runs. Pretorius was introduced for the fifth over and he removed Smeed, driving to Nortje at the fence. Odean Smith joined Kohler-Cadmore and upper-cut Nortje for a six to third man. Still 69 runs were needed off the last 24 balls. Smith hit Chamika Karunaratne for a six in the seventh over and that made 53 runs needed off the last three overs. Kohler-Cadmore hit Pretorius, who bowled the eighth over, for a six. Since that delivery was a very high one, Cadmore got seven runs including the no ball. The fourth delivery was hit for a six by Smith. With 34 runs needed off the last 12 balls, Cottrell struck to have Odean Smith brilliantly caught by substitute Garton again at wide long on. His knock of 27 came off 12 balls with three sixes. He had put on 53 runs with Kohler-Cadmore for the fourth wicket. Deccan Gladiators still needed 31 off the last six balls. Janat bowled a tight last over giving away just 11 runs despite being hit by Kohler-Cadmore for a six to mid-wicket. He also picked the wicket of Wiese for 2 and Samp Army recorded a 19 runs win. Kohler-Cadmore remained unbeaten on 41 off 26 balls with two boundaries and two sixes. Brief scores: Morrisville Samp Army beat Deccan Gladiators by 19 runs. Morrisville Samp Army 126 for 2 in 10 overs (Johnson Charles 58n.o, Karim Janat 21, David Miller 35n.o) Deccan Gladiators 107 for 5 in 10 overs (Tom Kohler-Cadmore 41n.o, Odean Smith 27, Sheldon Cottrell 2 for 13) Player of the Match: Johnson Charles

CRICKET LGS - T1001 Dec 2022

Abu Dhabi T10: Eoin Morgan leads New York Strikers to a 5 wickets win
Sports Bulletin Report Abu Dhabi (UAE): Eoin Morgan, carrying the experience of being a part of many nail-biting thrillers, displayed his skills that made him one of the finest limited over batsmen to carry New York Strikers through a nerve-cracking run chase and pull off a last ball win.  The 36-year-old former England captain, who had once remarked that ‘T10 was one of the best tournaments and enjoys playing in it’, cracked an unbeaten 87 off 35 balls with 12 boundaries and three sixes to chase down Northern Warriors’ huge total of 143 for 3.  Through a one-man show, Morgan took the team to the target hitting a boundary off the last ball. Earlier, Northern Warriors posted 143 for 3 through Usman Khan’s 48 and skipper Rovman Powell’s 54. Their efforts went in vain in the 22nd match on the eighth day of the Abu Dhabi T10 at the Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Northern Warriors won the toss and elected to bat. The first over from Akeal Hosein yielded just a boundary to Adam Lyth. In the second over too, Lyth could get only one boundary off Muhammad Waseem. In the third over, Usman Khan hit the first six of the innings off Hosein to deep mid-wicket. Off the fourth ball Hosein had Lyth caught and bowled for 14. Stuart Binny bowled a tight fourth over giving away just four runs. Mohammad Waseem was re-introduced for the fifth over and Usman Khan flicked him for a boundary off the first ball and also flicked the second for a six. He continued to flick and get a boundary off the third ball and sliced the fifth ball to third man for another boundary. Twenty runs came off that over and Northern Warriors reached the 50 run mark at the end of the fifth over. Binny who bowled his first over tight could not repeat it in his second. Usman Khan hit his first delivery and fourth delivery for boundaries. He gave away 13 runs in that over. Skipper Rovman Powell who had faced only six balls to score five runs till the end of sixth over, hit the first ball of the seventh from Jordan Thompson for a boundary over mid-off. He also hit the fifth ball for a six to over deep square leg to move to 20. With three more overs to go and score at 81 for 1, Usman hit Rampaul to fine leg for a boundary while Powell hit two consecutive sixes off the fifth and sixth deliveries  to take the score past the 100 run mark. Thompson got Usman out for 48 with the first ball of his ninth delivery. Sherfane  Rutherford hit the first ball he faced from Thompson for a six to long-off and a boundary off the next through extra cover. Powell too hit the fourth and fifth deliveries for a six and the last ball for a boundary. The total swelled to 130 for 2 by the end of the ninth over. The last over was bowled by Pollard and Rutherford hit the first delivery over extra cover for a boundary. Powell reached his half century off 18 balls hitting Pollard over the covers for a six. He got out to the next delivery caught behind by wicketkeeper Azam Khan for 54. His knock off 19 balls had two boundaries and six sixes. Northern Warriors thus posted a healthy 143 for 3 in 10 overs. The strange trend of openers falling to the first ball of the innings happened in this match too. Opener Andre Fletcher got caught behind by wicketkeeper Kennar Lewis off Mohammad Irfan. Paul Stirling, undanted by the fall of his opening partner, hit Irfan for a six to deep mid-wicket. Eoin Morgan joined Stirling began with a boundary to deep mid-wicket. In the second over, Morgan hit Abhimanyu Mithun over cover for another boundary and the last delivery through the covers for his third boundary. Stirling got a boundary off Junaid Siddiqui’s first delivery but got out to the second delivery, clean bowled for 12. The heavy scoring Azam Khan walked in and picked a boundary off the first ball he faced to third man. Morgan picked his fourth boundary off the fifth ball. The score went past the 50 mark when Azam began to score freely. He picked a four over the keeper’s head and the next he smashed through the covers. The first ball of the fifth over from Wayne Parnell was hit by Morgan for a six over deep point. The next he edged over third man for yet another boundary. He also hit the last ball for a boundary to take the score to 72 for 2, needing another 72 from the remaining 30 balls. Mohammad Irfan struck with the second ball of the sixth over by having Azam Khan caught by Lyth at deep mid-wicket for 16. Skipper Kieron Pollard fell to the first ball he faced, clean bowled by Irfan. Muhammad Waseem denied Irfan the hat-trick and then hit the last ball of that over for a six high over mid-wicket.  Morgan reached his half century in 19 balls through his second six off Udana’s seventh over. The score then went past the 100 run mark. With Morgan in full flow, New York Strikers needed 40 runs in the last 18 balls. Waseem hit Mithun for a boundary to make it 27 from the last 12 balls. Parnell was introduced for the ninth over and Morgan hit his first delivery effortlessly over mid- off for a boundary. The second ball he pulled for a boundary and the fourth he slashed to third man for yet another boundary. Waseem got out to the last ball of the ninth over to a stupendous catch on the long-on boundary line by Powell. Despite losing balance, he went out of the boundary line but came back and took the catch. With 12 runs needed off the last over, Morgan escaped being caught behind off the first delivery from Junaid Siddiqui. He picked a double off the next two deliveries. He got no run off the third, and off the fourth and fifth he picked two runs each. He hit the last ball for a boundary and returned to standing ovation.  Brief scores: New York Strikers beat Northern Warriors by 5 wickets. Northern Warriors 143 for 3 in 10 overs (Usman Khan 48, Rovman Powell 54)  New York Strikers 144 for 5 in 10 overs (Eoin Morgan 87n.o, Mohammad Irfan 3 for 21) Player of the Match: Eoin Morgan

CRICKET LGS - T1030 Nov 2022

Abu Dhabi T 10: Bangla Tigers beat Delhi Bulls by 12 runs
Sports Bulletin Report Abu Dhabi (UAE): Iftikhar Ahmed’s stupendous unbeaten 83 from 30 balls studded with eight sixes and five boundaries helped Bangla Tigers leap past Delhi Bulls in the 19th match on the seventh day of the Abu Dhabi T10 at the Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Delhi Bulls elected to field and began their attack through Imad Wasim. Bangla Tigers’ opener Joe Clarke hit Wasim’s third and fifth deliveries for boundaries. Clarke was more severe on Keemo Paul hitting the first, second and fourth deliveries for boundaries. Paul struck back with the last ball of the over by getting Clarke out for 25. The third over was bowled by India’s veteran off spinner Harbhajan Singh. He gave away just seven runs preventing the batsmen from scoring any boundaries. Skipper Dwayne Bravo introduced himself and though his second ball was hit for a boundary by Hazratullah Zazai to mid-off, he struck with the third ball to remove Zazai. Jordan Cox, running backwards at mid-off dived and took a brilliant one handed catch to dismiss Zazai. Ifthikar Ahmed walked in and hit Bravo’s first delivery for a huge six to deep mid-wicket. He also pulled the next for a boundary. Iftikhar lifted Harbhajan’s fourth delivery to extra cover for another six. The next he drove powerfully through the covers for a boundary. Iftikhar also smashed Richard Gleeson for two consecutive sixes in the sixth over off the fourth and fifth deliveries. Iftikhar’s  sixes continued in the seventh over too when he lifted Shiraz for a mighty one over long on. The eighth over saw Iftikhar at his aggressive best. He smashed Gleeson’s second, fourth and sixth deliveries for a six and picked boundaries off the fourth and fifth deliveries. Twenty-six runs came off that over and he made his partner Colin Munro watch him in awe. His went past his half century in 19 balls. Bravo bowled a brilliant ninth preventing both batsmen from hitting any boundary. Shiraz was called to bowl the last over. He gave away no boundaries off the first three deliveries but off the fourth delivery, Iftikhar swept him to get a boundary. Off the fifth ball, Iftikhar took a double to move to 82 and flicked the last ball for a single to remain unbeaten on 83 and guide Bangla Tigers to 133 for 2 in 10 overs. Delhi Bulls began their chase through opener Rilee Rossouw hitting Mohammad Amir’s third delivery for a six over long on. From the rest of Amir’ deliveries the batsmen could only get singles. Rohan Mustafa, who bowled the second over, earned the first success with the fourth ball by having Tom Banton caught by a diving Iftikhar Ahmed at long on for 4.  Jordan Cox who joined Rossouw right away hit a boundary to fine leg off Mustafa. Rossouw hit the last ball of the third over from Benny Howell for a six to deep mid-wicket. Cox also cut Umair Ali’s first delivery for a boundary past point. With the last delivery he removed danger man Rossouw caught and bowled for 15. Shakib Al Hasan, as usual, bowled a miserly over giving away just eight runs. Cox made up for that in the next over from Umair Ali hitting him for two consecutive sixes.  Delhi Bulls needed 60 runs off the last 18 balls, needing to score at a run rate of 20 runs per over.  Luke Fletcher had the free-hitting Cox caught behind by wicketkeeper Joe Clarke for 34. His knock off 21 balls had two boundaries and two sixes. Fletcher gave away only six runs to help his team tighten the grip on the match. With 54 runs needed off the last 12 balls, Tim David and Keemo Paul hit Mohammad Amir for one six each. Still 39 runs were needed off the last over. Even though Fletcher was hit for four consecutive sixes by David, they fell short of the target by 12 runs. David remained unbeaten on 50 off 20 balls with six sixes and one boundary. Unfortunately, his knock went in vain. Brief scores: Bangla Tigers beat Delhi Bulls by 12 runs.  Bangla Tigers 133 for 2 in 10 overs (Joe Clarke 25, Iftikhar Ahmed 83n.o) Delhi Bulls 121 for 3 in 10 overs (Jordan Cox 34, Tim David 50n.o) Player of the Match:  Iftikhar Ahmed

CRICKET LGS - T1026 Nov 2022

Morgan and Azam steer New York Strikers to a win over Gladiators
Sports Bulletin Report ABU DHABI (UAE): Eoin Morgan and Azam Khan steered New York Strikers to a well fought eight-wicket win over Deccan Gladiators in the Abu Dhabi T10 at the Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium on Saturday. They put on an unbeaten 68 runs for the third wicket with Morgan scoring a defiant unbeaten 42 off 23 balls with five boundaries and a six. Azam scored an unbeaten 26 off 20 balls with four boundaries. They carried their team from 42 for 2 in 3.3 overs to the target withstanding some tight bowling from the Deccan Gladiators’ bowlers. Earlier, Deccan Gladiators had posted 109 for 7 through Odean Smith’s 38 and Suresh Raina’s 28 runs. Gladiators won the toss and electing to bat. They lost their opener Tom Kohler-Cadmore to the third ball of the first over from Akeal Hosein for a duck caught by Izharulhaq Naveed at short thirdman. Jason Roy hit the last ball of the first over for a boundary through the covers.  The second over was more eventful as Matiullah Khan took the prize wicket of the consistent Nicholas Pooran with the second ball. Pooran flicked into the hands of Mohammad Waseem for 7.  The fall of wickets continued in the next over when Hosein had Jason Roy caught behind by wicketkeeper Azam Khan for 5. The score went past the 100-run mark when Smith hit Izharulhaq Naveed for a six to long-off the first ball of the last over. With the last ball of the innings he had Odean Smith caught by Fletcher at long off for 38. His knock off 19 balls had three boundaries and three sixes. From a disastrous 37 for 5 in 4.4 overs, Deccan Gladiators posted 109 for 7 at the end of the 10th over. New York Strikers’ hopes now rested on Eoin Morgan and Azam Khan. The sixth over began with Azam Khan htting Andre Russell for two consecutive boundaries off the first two balls and taking 12 runs off that over. Helm was re-introduced to tighten the run flow. Azam hit the second ball for a boundary through the covers.  Morgan too picked two boundaries off the fifth and sixth deliveries. New York Stirkers needed 31 runs from the last three overs. Andre Russell was introduced for the eighth over. Although Morgan picked a boundary off his third delivery, Russell gave away only six runs.  Morgan smashed Odean Smith over long off for a six and a boundary to take his team closer to the target. Azam too hit Smith for a boundary to take 19 runs off that over. In the end, New York Strikers needed six runs off the last over.  Josh Little, who bowled the last over, gave singles off the first two deliveries. Morgan took two runs off the third and a single off the fourth. Azam could not get any run off the fifth but won the match off the last ball by hitting Little to midwicket for a single and winning the match by 8 wickets. Brief scores: New York Strikers bt Deccan Gladiators by 8 wkts. Deccan Gladiators 109 for 7 in 10 overs (Suresh Raina 28, Odean Smith 38, Akeal Hosein 2 for 9, Jordan Thompson 2 for 34) New York Strikers 110 for 2 in 10 overs (Paul Stirling 25, Eoin Morgan 42n.o, Azam Khan 26n.o) Player of the Match: Eoin Morgan

CRICKET LGS - T1025 Nov 2022

Batter Friendly T10 Allows Bowlers to Improve Skills: Wahab Riaz
Sports Bulletin Report ABU DHABI (UAE): The New York Strikers, who are making their debut in the sixth season of Abu Dhabi T10, started off their tournament with a defeat on the opening day against the Bangla Tigers, before bouncing back in style to hand the Chennai Braves in their second game.  Speaking about the format, one of Pakistan’s best bowlers in recent years, Wahab Riaz said that the T10 poses plenty of challenges to the skillset of the bowlers.  “T10 is a very batter friendly format and in 10 overs one has capture 10 wickets to win the game. But for the bowlers, a format like this gives you great idea about your own abilities and skills. And even though you will concede runs, if as a bowler you can pick up some new skills or fine tune an aspect of your game, it will only help in the other formats,” Riaz said.  “Those learnings will help later on in a variety of pressure situations and the team and captain can capitalise on that as well.”  Another aspect which the ace pacer believes is crucial is keeping fit during such a tightly packed schedule. Riaz noted that while it is tough, it’s the kind of thing they’ve been training for all their lives.  “It’s hard but that’s what you train for all your life. As a bowler you have to deliver two overs while the batters have to bat 10 overs. It is a high intensity format, even more than T20s, but it should not affect us players really, because we train and plan for these things and situations. You have to mentally prepare yourself for this, and it eventually becomes easier for all of us.”  Speaking about working together as a team and adapting to each other during such a short period of time, Riaz explained that it is tough, but it is all about combined effort.  “It is tough when you are coming together for around 10 days as a team. Everyone makes the combined effort and with so much franchise cricket happening all around the globe, most of the players have played with each other in different tournaments. That helps in helping the team work together, and what also makes things easier is how the team management helps you settle in.”   Riaz also touched upon how the team prepares for the games, saying that irrespective of the result, the previous match needs to be put in the background.  “I think we have to forget the last game always, whether you win or lose, that’s done and we have to concentrate on the next game. Everyday is a new day and if you keep thinking about the previous day, you won’t be able to perform in the next game. So I think the best way to work is that you stay calm and look ahead to the next game,” Riaz signed off.  The New York Strikers are one of two new franchises in the 8-team tournament. The Strikers and the Morrisville SAMP Army are both USA based franchises that have joined the T10 bandwagon this year.

CRICKET LGS - T1024 Nov 2022

Abu Dahbi T10: Deccan Gladiators beat Team Abu Dhabi by 35 runs.
Sports Bulletin Report ABU DAHBI (UAE): Nicholas Pooran cracked a breezy unbeaten 77 runs studded with eight sixes and five boundaries to give Deccan Gladiators an impressive total of 134 for 6. Team Abu Dhabi’s batting failed to rise to the challenges and got restricted to 99 for 6 in the second match of the first day of the Abu Dhabi T10 at the Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium. Deccan Gladiators won by 35 runs. Deccan Gladiators had won the toss and elected to bat. They lost an early wicket when Naveen Ul Haq got Will Smeed clean bowled with the second ball of the first over.  Opener Nicholas Pooran began aggressively hitting Naveen Ul Haq’s fifth and sixth deliveries for sixes. In the second over, Pooran hit Andrew Tye’s fourth, fifth and sixth ball of the first over for boundaries. Tom Kohler-Cadmore, who joined Pooran, hit Mustafizur Rahman’s first delivery of the third over for a six over long-on. He also hit the second for a boundary. Eighteen runs came off Mustafizur’s over. The fourth over turned out to be eventful with Peter Hatzoglou striking twice. He first clean bowled Kohler-Cadmore for 13. One ball later he had Indian allrounder Suresh Raina caught by Tye at long on for a duck. But Pooran continued to hit sixes and got another one over the extra cover off Fabian Allen. However, David Wiese got run out for 1 in that over. At the end of the fifth over, Deccan Gladiators were in an uncomfortable 61 for 4. Hatzoglou did not let the batsmen hit any boundaries or sixes in the sixth over. Pooran could not be tied down for long and he hit Tye for two sixes in the seventh over. He reached his half century in 26 balls through a boundary off Mustafizur. The ninth over saw Pooran at his aggressive best hitting Mustafizur for three sixes and two boundaries to take 27 runs off that over. This also helped Deccan Gladiators go past the 100-run mark.  Fabian Allen who bowled the last over was hit for a six by Odean Smith, but he fell to the next ball brilliantly caught and bowled by Allen for 23. He also got Sultan Ahmed out for a duck to the next ball. In the end, Deccan Gladiators posted an impressive 134 for 6 in 10 overs. Alex Hales, fresh from his heroics in the recent ICC Twenty20 World Cup, opened with Chris Lynn for Team Abu Dhabi. The first six of the innings came from Hales off Josh Little over deep point.  UAE’s Sultan Ahmed who bowled the second over was hit by Lynn for three boundaries. Another UAE bowler and pacer Zahoor Khan took the prize wicket of Alex Hales in the third over caught by Little at deep point for 8.  James Vince who came in began by hitting two consecutive boundaries off Zahoor. Deccan Gladiators also got rid of Lynn in the fourth over bowled by Tabraiz Shamsi for 14. It was a brilliant over from Shamsi as he gave away just four runs and even took a wicket. James Vince lit up hopes with two sixes and a boundary off Wiese in the fifth over to take 19 runs. At the half way stage, Team Abu Dhabi were 58 for 2 needing some big hits to reach the target. Sultan Ahmed was re-introduced for the sixth over and Fabian Allen hit him for two consecutive boundaries. A lot rested on James Vince who was batting at 33 when 63 runs were needed from the remaining 24 balls. Little bowled a brilliant seventh over trapping Vince leg before for 37 and giving away just six runs. Team Abu Dhabi’s required run rate mounted to 19. Deccan Gladiators took a firm grip on the match by the eighth over when Helm got Brandon King out with his first ball caught by Little at deep mid-wicket for 1. He too gave away just seven runs. With 50 runs needed in 12 balls, Deccan Gladiators went for the kill and restricted them to 99 for 6 in 10 overs. Brief scores: Deccan Gladiators beat Team Abu Dhabi by 35 runs. Deccan Gladiators 134 for 6 in 10 overs (Nicholas Pooran 77n.o, Odean Smith 23, Peter Hatzoglou 2 for 12, Fabian Allen 2 for 18) Team Abu Dhabi 99 for 6 in 10 overs (James Vince 37, Fabian Allen 26n.o, Zahoor Khan 2 for 21, Tom Helm 2 for 11) Player of the match: Nicholas Pooran

CRICKET LGS - T1022 Nov 2022

Abu Dhabi T10 Season 6 Set to kick off from November 23, 2022
Sports Bulletin Report Abu Dhabi (UAE): The sixth edition of cricket’s fastest format Abu Dhabi T10 will roll into action from Wednesday (November 23, 2022) at Sheikh Zayed Al Sultan Cricket Stadium here. The Abu Dhabi T10 will see 8 teams battle it out over 33 games for the top prize, beginning 23rd November, with the final scheduled for 4 December. Season 6 of Abu Dhabi T10 will see the likes of Dwayne Bravo, Alex Hales, Suresh Raina, David Miller, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kieron Pollard and Eoin Morgan among others as they look to light up the evening at the iconic Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.  There will certainly be no shortage of entertainment as only boundaries and wickets are expected on most of the deliveries in the fast-action - 90-minute Abu Dhabi T10 matches. So, brace yourself for the biggest extravaganza of cricket as 140 cricketers hope to put on a show to remember.  Bangla Tigers: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Evin Lewis, Colin Munro, Hazratullah Zazai, Joe Clarke, Benny Howell, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Amir, Matheesha Pathirana, Nurul Hasan, Jacob Lintott, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Rohan Mustafa, Chirag Suri, Umair Ali, Yasir Kaleem, S Sreesanth, Iftikhar Ahmad, Lewis Gregory, Jake Ball, Aftab Chowdhury (Head Coach), Kazi Arafat (Bowling Coach), Tatenda Taibu (Assistant Coach), Kunal Manek (Team Analyst), Muhammad Yousaf (Logistics Manager), Subhasis Karmakar (Physiotherapist), Arunkumar Sasi (Massage Therapist), Muhammad Naeem (Liaison Officer).  Deccan Gladiators: Nicholas Pooran (c), Andre Russell, David Wiese, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Luke Wood, Odean Smith, Josh Little, Will Smeed, Zahir Pakten, Zahoor Khan, Adeel Malik, Sultan Ahmad, Suresh Raina, Jason Roy, Thomas Helm, Mushtaq Ahmed (Head Coach), Syed Hashmi (Team Manager), Prasanna Agoram (Analyst), Ibrar Ahmad (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Deepak Sury (Physiotherapist), Rohit Kamble (Massage Therapist), Hitesh Parekh (Assistant Team Manager).  Delhi Bulls: Dwyane Bravo (c), Tim David, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, Rakheem Cornwall, Tom Banton, Dom Drakes, Richard Gleeson, Keemo Paul, Mitchell Stanley, Sheraz Ahmad, Karnal Zahid, Aayan Khan, Asif Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Waqas Maqsood, Syed Imad Wasim Haider, Jordan Cox, Andy Flower (Head Coach), Muhummad Munir (Team Manager), John Gloster (Physiotherapist), Ajmal Shahzad (Bowling Coach), Richard Halsall (Assistant Coach), Steve Mullaney (Assistant Coach), Sanjeev Sandhu (Mental Conditioning coach), Saurabh Walker (Analyst), Mohammed Afroz (Masseur), Ismail Purayil (Liaison Officer).  Morrisville SAMP Army: Moeen Ali (C), David Miller, Shimron Hetmyer, Dwaine Pretorius, Johnson Charles, Anrich Nortje, Chamika Karunaratne, Colin de Grandhomme, George Garton, Andries Gous, Abraham Pienaar, Bastiaan de Leede, Ahmed Raza, Kashif Daud, Basil Parappil, Raja Khan, Sheldon Cottrell, Karim Janat, Lance Klusener (Head Coach), Trevor Penny (Assistant Coach), James Foster (Assistant Coach), Vikram Hastir (Team Manager), Madhukar Shree (Logistics and Operations Manager), Dhanasekar Dilli (Analyst), Brett Edwards (Physiotherapist), Chandras Manchekar (Massage Therapist).  New York Strikers: Kieron Pollard (c), Eoin Morgan, Azam Khan, Paul Stirling, Andre Fletcher, Romario Shepherd, Wahab Riaz, Jordan Thompson, Kesrick Williams, Izharulhaq Naveed, Tom Hartley, Mohammad Waseem, Nav Pabreja, Mohammad Farooq, Matiullah Khan, Stuart Binny, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Carl Crowe (Head Coach), Johannes Morkel (Assistant Coach), Glen Chapple (Bowling Coach), Colin Borde (Manager), Gaurav Sharma (Physiotherapist), Srikanth Ramachandran (Analyst), Azharuddin Qureshi (Strength and conditioning coach), Kelli O’Jay Sankar (Massage Therapist).  Northern Warriors: Rovman Powell (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Sherfane Rutherford, Adam Lyth, Isuru Udana, Kennar Lewis, Wayne Parnell, Adam Hose, Mark Deyal, Rayad Emrit, Gus Atkinson, Junaid Siddique, Usman Khan, Hamdan Tahir, Liam Dawson, Abhimanyu Mithun, Muhammad Irfan, Faisal Iqbal (Head Coach), Jacob Oram (Assistant Coach), Ravi Kumar Rapeti (Team Manager), Luke Dunning (Analyst), Punith Muniraj (Strength and conditioning coach), Utsav Shah (Physiotherapist), Mitesh Raul (Masseur), Khalid Khan (Logistics Manager).  Team Abu Dhabi: Chris Lynn (c), Fabian Allen, Phil Salt, Adil Rashid, Naveen Ul Haq, Andrew Tye, Alex Hales, David Payne, Brandon King, Amad Butt, Darwish Rasooli, Alishan Sharafu, Abid Ali, Ethan D’Souza, Mustafizur Rehman, Peter Hatzoglou, Paul Fabrace (Head Coach), Beth Gaskell (Team Manager), Otis Gibson (Bowling coach), Grant Flower (Batting Coach), Oscar Nauhaus (Skills Coach), Hassan Cheema (Analyst), Ajantha Wattegama (Physiotherapist), Bishry Syed (Player Liaison Officer). The Chennai Braves: Sikandar Raza (c), Sikandar Raza, Obed McCoy, Carlos Brathwaite, Daniel Lawrence, Oliver Stone, Michael-Kyle Steven Pepper, Patrick Dooley, Ross Whiteley, Samuel Cook, Henry Brookes, Kobe Herft, Aravind Sasirekha, Aditya Shetty, Sabir Ali, Adam Rossington, James Fuller, Douglas Brown (Head Coach), Ian Bell (Assistant Coach), Dimitri Mascarenhas (Assistant Coach), Julien Weiner (Support Coach), Waqas Haq (Assistant Team Manager), Peter Kelly (Strength and conditioning coach), Joseph Maiden (Analyst), David Pipe (Physiotherapist).

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Abu Dhabi T10 to commence from November 23: Ticket sale begins
Sports Report ABU DHABI (UAE): The eight-team much awaited sixth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 will be rolled into action from November 23, 2022, as the ticket sale has been started a day before via Q-tickets. The cricket battle among the top international players will be concluded on December 4 at the same venue. The final act of Season 6 of Abu Dhabi T10 will be an exciting closing ceremony concert which will begin at 8:30pm local time. The opening game will see the Kieron Pollard-led New York Strikers take on the Bangla Tigers captained by Shakib Al Hasan at 6:15pm and the second game of the day will see the defending Champions Deccan Gladiators, powered by West Indian stars Nicholas Pooran and Andre Russell, square up against crowd favourites Team Abu Dhabi at 8:30PM. Abu Dhabi T10’s COO Rajeev Khanna said: “We have moved on from the COVID regulations and the safe return of fans back into the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi is quite exciting for us. We look forward to enhancing the spectator experience this season and can’t wait for to experience ADT10 like never before.

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Abu Dhabi T10: Stuart Binny joins The New York Strikers
Sports Bulletin Report Abu Dhabi (UAE): With the sixth season of Abu Dhabi T10 less than a month away, the excitement for the tournament is reaching fever pitch. The New York Strikers, who are one of the new teams in this season, have announced that Indian cricketer Stuart Binny has joined their squad. The 38-year-old, who boasts of the best bowling figures in ODI cricket for an Indian with figures 6/4 against Bangladesh, has for long been regarded as one of the better partnership breakers in white-ball cricket.  The all-rounder is also a very hand batter in the second phase of the innings and holds the ability to score at good pace, which is undoubtedly going to benefit the New York Strikers in the dynamic Abu Dhabi T10 season. A veteran of over 300 games across formats, Binny joins the likes of Kieron Pollard, Eoin Morgan and Wahab Riaz in what promises to be fantastic fortnight of cricket in Abu Dhabi.  Speaking on the occasion, Stuart Binny said: “I am happy to be joining the New York Strikers, and hope to make a significant impact in their journey of going global. The squad is full of very exciting white-ball cricketers and I will do everything possible to put my best foot forward. We want our fans to have a good time when they come to watch us play.” New York Strikers’ Team Owner Sagar Khanna said: “Stuart Binny brings to the side a lot of experience and having played for many year, he is explosive with the bat and ball that is exactly what we need at the New York Strikers for our debut season.”