This is it from the 17th game of the Abu Dhabi T10 league as Delhi Bulls beat Northern Warriors for the second time in the competition, and this time by 8 wickets and a ball to spare. This is Arijit Kundu, and alongside Ajay Ahire, it's time to bid adieu to all of you. Join us positively tomorrow for all the live actions happening around the cricket circuit.
Player of the match: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Little nerves at the end of the game but Eoin Morgan doesn't belives in all these at all. With the game coming down to 2 required from 2 balls, the Irishman has cleared the fence with a maximum to bag 2 points and move up the league table.
What a came game it turned out to be in the end.
Earlier in the game Delhi Bulls had won the toss and opted to chase first. Shiraz started off very well for the Bulls as he scalped the dangerous Kennar Lewis right in the first over. Soon, Samit Patel and Moeen Ali could only add up 24 more runs before Patel was outfoxed by Adil Rashid with a wrong'un. It was once again another day, where Rovman Powell carried their batting with a powerful 56 runs from 22 balls. A quickfire 26 runs from Ross Whiteley eased off the pressure from Rovman. Despite losing a couple of wickets at the end of the innings, the Warriors could manage 128 runs from the set of 10 overs.
Arriving for the chase the openers gave a flying start to the Bulls. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Luke Wright pumped up the score with a lovely start in the initial overs. Luke Wright kickstarted things with a hattrick of fours and a six in the 2nd over against Imran Tahir. Soon, Gurbaz joined the party and tore apart every bowler including Abhimanyu Mithun, Josh Little and others.
Both the batters almost snatched the game from the Warriors and seemed like, were hurry to catch up a flight. Courtesy to Umair Ali for bowling a splendid over and knocking Gurbaz out of the equation for the last few overs. At one point they needed 17 runs from 14 balls and it later came down to 2 runs needed from 2 balls with new batter Eoin Morgan on the strike. And then, the English skipper went for the big one and cleared the ropes to lead Delhi Bulls to a victory with a ball to spare.
Umair Ali and Rayad Emrit was the only impressive thing that happened to the Northern Warriors in the 2nd innings as both of them scalped 1 wicket each after giving away 19(1.5 overs) and 20(2 overs) runs respectively. Gurbaz amassed 70 runs from 32 balls and Luke Wright was unbeaten with 40 runs from 18 balls.
9.5 U Ali to E Morgan
6 Sixxxx!! And Morgan the English Skipper finishes the things off in style. Good length delivery on the off as Morgan uses his feet and smashes that one over the deep midwicket for a maximum and seals the deal for the Bulls.
Arijit: The game has come down the wire now. The Warriors have brought them in the competition beautifully.
9.4 U Ali to L Wright
1 Another single here low full toss from Umair as Wright drives it towards the long on for a single, 2 needed now from 2 balls.
9.3 U Ali to E Morgan
1 Morgan is now in place of Rutherford. good length delivery on the off as Morgan advances and gets inside edge and it rolls away towards the leg side for a single.
New batsman on crease
Age 35 yrs
Eoin Morgan comes out to bat, in place of the injured Shurfane Rutherford.
Shurfane Rutherford looks in severe pain. He is down in the middle and the physio has come . in for a checkup. He is being carried away out of the park by the physio and Rovman Powell.
9.2 U Ali to S Rutherford
2 A couple of runs here from Rutherford. Good length on the leg as Rutherford swing his bat and gets thick inside edge towards the deep fine leg for a brace.
9.1 U Ali to S Rutherford
0 Umair starts with a dot ball here. Fuller length follows the batter as Rutherford misses the slog to the keeper.
6 runs are needed now from the last 6 balls. Umair Ali to bowl the last over.
8.6 R Emrit to S Rutherford
1 A single to end the over here. Slower ball on the fuller length as Rutherford drive sit towards the long off for a single.
8.5 R Emrit to S Rutherford
0 A dot ball here from Emrit. Short of length outside the off as Rutherford misses the slash to the keeper.
8.4 R Emrit to L Wright
1 Wright collects a single here short of length outside the off as Wright slashes it towards the deep point for a single.