Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021-22: Day 3- Round-up

Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021-22: Day 3- Round-up

All six teams were in action and some exciting battle was witnessed.

Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo. (Photo Source: Twitter/Delhi Bulls)

Tension, drama, and action were on display on the third day of the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021-22, which took place on Sunday (November 21). Like the preceding day, all six teams were in action and some exciting battle was witnessed between the bat and the ball. While Team Abu Dhabi defeated Deccan Gladiators by four wickets in a last-ball thriller, Delhi Bulls beat Chennai Braves by five wickets.

The last game of the day saw Bangla Tigers beating Northern Warriors by five wickets. These victories meant Team Abu Dhabi and Delhi Bulls have now won their first three games while the Braves and Warriors are yet to open their account. The Gladiators and Tigers have one win apiece.

Danny Briggs’ last-ball maximum powers Team Abu Dhabi to a thrilling win

Speaking of the first match of the day, Team Abu Dhabi recorded a dramatic victory over Deccan Gladiators thanks to the late heroics of Danny Briggs and Jamie Overton with the bat. A hugely entertaining game came down to its final ball, as Anwar Ali was forced to replace the injured Hamid Hassan and bowl his first delivery of the match to Briggs with five runs required for victory.

Briggs launched Anwar over square-leg but looked to have not cleared Andre Russell on the boundary until television replays showed that the all-rounder was in contact with the boundary rope as he batted the ball back into play. It sealed a remarkable four-run victory for Team Abu Dhabi.

As far as the second game is concerned, Captain Dwayne Bravo and Eoin Morgan cool and calm innings ensured that the Delhi Bulls walked off with a five-wicket victory against The Chennai Braves. After being put into bat by the Delhi Bulls, The Chennai Braves put up 124/2 in their 10 overs.

After the Delhi Bulls lost their top four batsmen cheaply, the experienced duo of Bravo (43 runs from 17 balls) and Morgan (26* runs from 12 balls) strung a partnership of 56 runs in 22 balls, which helped the Delhi Bulls chase down their target in 9.4 overs.

Bangla Tigers registered their first victory in the Abu Dhabi T10 after defeating Northern Warriors by 5 wickets on Sunday. After Captain Rovman Powell’s innings of 63 runs helped the Warriors post a total of 126/4, Will Jacks played a blistering innings of 57* runs from 22 balls to help the Tigers chase down their target in 9.1 overs.

Brief Scores:

Team Abu Dhabi vs Deccan Gladiators

Team Abu Dhabi 99/6 (Jamie Overton 33*, Liam Livingstone 21, Wanindu Hasaranga 4-12)

Deccan Gladiators 97/9 (Odean Smith 34, Wanindu Hasaranga 30, Fidel Edwards 2-10)

Delhi Bulls vs The Chennai Braves

Delhi Bulls 128/5 (Dwayne Bravo 43, Eoin Morgan 26*, Munaf Patel 2-20)

The Chennai Braves 124/2 (Bhanuka Rajapaksa 64*, Mark Deyal 29, Romario Shepherd 1-16)

Bangla Tigers vs Northern Warriors

Bangla Tigers 130/5 (Will Jacks 57*, Benny Howell 35*, Umair Ali 1-9)

Northern Warriors 126/4 (Rovman Powell 63, Moeen Ali 24, James Faulkner 1-18)