Nicholas Pooran’s flurry of 12 sixes in the game helps Norther warriors beat Bangla Tigers by 30 runs.
Nicholas Pooran hit form with a storm 89 (off 26 balls with 12 sixes and 3 boundaries) to assist Northern Warriors outplay Bangla Tigers by 30 runs at the fourth day of Abu Dhabi T10 League on Sunday. It turned into really a bath of sixes from the pocket-sized Caribbean in the 11th match on the Zayed Cricket Stadium.
Bangla Tigers chased a steep target of 163 bravely, way to their skipper Andre Fletcher who hit 53 runs off 28 balls (4 boundaries and 4 sixes). He was backed by UAE’s Chirag Suri, who hit an unbeaten 42 off 16 balls with 5 sixes, however they fell brief of the target by 30 runs.
Northern Warriors, after being sent in to bat, were given off to a short begin choosing 17 runs off the first over with opener Waseem Muhammad hitting sixes off Mohammad Irfan. In the second over, Mujeeb Ur Rehman had Waseem out for 12 getting him stuck at long-on.
Pooran then walked in and started hitting proper away, choosing up George Garton for a six. Qais Ahmed, who bowled the fourth over, got here in for some unique treatment from Pooran who slammed 3 sixes and one boundary. The 6th over noticed Pooran in complete glide again, hitting Mohammad Irfan for 3 successive sixes and he raced to his half-century in the 7th over off 17 balls.
When Garton was re-added in the 8th over, Pooran hit him for 4 successive sixes and barriers to take 32 runs off that over. Karim Janat eliminated Lendl Simmons by having him stuck at long-off for 41. He additionally ended Pooran’s knock by having him stuck by Andre Fletcher at more cover off the following ball.
Chasing the big rating of 162, Tigers have been in hassle early while Pakistan’s senior paceman Wahab Riaz scalped Johnson Charles for a duck with the third ball. In the second over, Fletcher hit Junaid Siddiqui for a boundary and a six. He started stroking freely, hitting Riaz for 2 successive barriers. In the fourth over, Fletcher became more competitive hitting Ryan Emrit for 2 successive sixes.
Wayne Parnell, who took a hat-trick in his ultimate match, bowled the 6th over and gave away simply seven runs. Suri lifted Allen for 2 consecutive sixes off the primary and 2nd deliveries of the 8th over. He additionally lifted the fourth delivery for any other six to take 31 runs off that over, however the target nevertheless proved distant in the end.