The celebration will continue there as we come to the end of the T10 league 2021. That's it from us for this year. That's it for the final as well. Hope you enjoyed the coverage as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you. Lots of cricket going along in our network so stay tuned. But for now, this is Ayan Chatterjee wrapping things up alongside my co-commentator Karthik Raj. Goodnight from Super Saturday and see you all on Super Sunday. Till then, stay safe, happy, and cool. TA-TA AND ADIOS TO ALL!
Now, Wahab Riaz holds the trophy afloat as the celebration begins. The fireworks go up and they thoroughly deserve the trophy. It's the first trophy for them, Deccan Gladiators are the deserving champions here. Lots of dancing going on as we congratulate the Deccan Gladiators champions of 2021 and commiserations to the Bulls as well.
Wahab Riaz: The big man, Dre Russ stood up in the final. The way the team responded was very good.
Dwayne Bravo: First of all, congrats to the Deccan team. Easily the best team in the tournament. I was pleased to see the young players step up. Hopefully, some of these guys get big T20 contracts soon
Wanindu Hasaranga: I am enjoying my bowling and always look to take wickets. Special thanks to the owners, support staff and the players
The Player of the Tournament goes to Wanindu Hasaranga of the winning team the Deccan Gladiators.
The best and Outstanding Batter of the tournament goes to Ramnatullah Gurbaz.
Dominic Drakes: We had two tough games yesterday. There is a lot of planning, lot of confidence from the coaches, captain etc. Dwayne Bravo is laid back and allows players to express themselves
Best Bowler of The Tournament goes to Dominic Drakes for his 19 wickets.
UAE Player of the Tournament goes to Shiraz Ahmed.
Andre Russell: I had been struggling in the middle-order. Having the chance to open worked for me. When you are accustomed to having five fielders on the boundary, it is easier when there are just two which comes with opening
Andre Russell has been adjudged the Player of the Match award for his breathtaking 90 unbeaten off 32 balls.
Tymal Mills: It is always nice to win a trophy. Credit to the management who built a great team. We had set plans as to when a bowler will bowl. I didn't bowl up front throughout the tournament. Hasaranga was great through the middle overs. You might get hit for a six but can take a wicket next ball
Sultan Ahmed: It was a team effort. Great feeling to have this achievement. Was able to learn a lot from the great players in the team. It is a big moment for me to win this final. Proud moment for me!
Tom Moores: Big player like Dre was fantastic. We tried to keep ourselves level with the ball in hand. Mushy is a great guy. Exciting! (One word to describe his experience in the T10 League)
The scenes are magnificent as the team rushes onto the field. The Deccan Gladiators are the winners of Abu Dhabi T10 2021. CONGRATULATIONS TO Them and Commiserations to the Bulls. They win this by a mammoth 56 runs here.
Russell and Cadmore almost sealed it for the Gladiators and while the Bulls tried their best, it was always a bridge too far for them as they finished with 103-7 in their allocated 10 overs. Tymal Mills was the pick of the bowlers for the Gladiators with 2-4 in 2 overs. A couple of wickets for Odean Smith and Wanindu Hasaranga who has 20 wickets in this tournament. Russell also finished with a wicket in the end. All, in all, a great all-around effort from the Gladiators to win by 56 runs.
For the Bulls, Chandrapaul Hemraj scored 42 off 20 balls the top-scorer here. 14 off 6 balls for the in-form batter Gurbaz, 13 off 8 for Morgan, and 15 off 9 a cameo of sorts for Adil Rashid who did not bowl today at all.
Earlier in the day, it was Russell unbeaten 90 and Cadmore's 59 also unbeaten took the Gladiators to 159-0 which all but sealed the deal for the Gladiators. So, a win by 56 runs for the Gladiators and a feather in the cap for their skipper Wahab Riaz. He is the winning captain but the man of the moment has got to be Andre Russell for his unbeaten 90 off 32 balls.
Stick around for the post-match presentation in just a bit and the Player of the Match Award.
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9.6 A Russell to R Shepherd
W WHAT A WAY To end the game. A yorker to end the game beats Shepherd all ends up for pace as Shepherd yorks himself. That's it the Deccan Gladiators win by 56 runs to win the title.