Nicholas Pooran cracked a breezy unbeaten half-century to steer Deccan Gladiators to a 35-run win over Workforce Abu Dhabi on the Abu Dhabi T10 right here.
Pooran‘s 77-run knock was studded with eight sixes and 5 boundaries as Deccan Gladiators posted a powerful 134 for six. Workforce Abu Dhabi’s batting did not rise to the challenges as Deccan Gladiatrs bowlers restricted them 99 for six within the second match of the opening day of the event on the Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium.
Opting to bat, Pooran started aggressively hitting Naveen Ul Haq’s back-to-back sixes. Within the second over, he slammed Andrew Tye’s fourth, fifth and sixth ball of the primary over for boundaries. The fourth over turned out to be eventful one with Peter Hatzoglou hanging twice. He first bowled Kohler-Cadmore for 13 and a ball later he had Indian
Alex Hales, recent from his heroics within the T20 World Cup, hit the primary six of the Workforce Abu Dhabi innings, smacking Josh Little over deep level. UAE pacer Zahoor Khan took the prized wicket of Hales within the third over, having him caught by Little at deep level for 8. James Vince, who got here in, started by hitting two consecutive boundaries off Zahoor. He lit up hopes with two sixes and a boundary off David Wiese within the fifth over that yielded them 19 runs.
On the half means stage, Workforce Abu Dhabi was 58 for two. Loads rested on Vince, however Little trapped him leg earlier than for 37.
With 50 runs wanted in 12 balls, Deccan Gladiators’ probabilities had been pretty much as good as over.
Transient Scores: Deccan Gladiators: 134 for six in 10 overs (Nicholas Pooran 77 not out, Odean Smith 23; Peter Hatzoglou 2 /12) Workforce Abu Dhabi: 99 for six in 10 overs (James Vince 37, Fabian Allen 26 not out, Tom Helm 2/11).
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