Team Abu Dhabi registered first victory in their last match
Kyle Mayers cracked a brilliant 61 runs to help Team Abu Dhabi pull off a thrilling last-ball win over Delhi Bulls in the 27th match of the Abu Dhabi T10 at the Zayed Cricket Stadium. Their seven-wicket win ended their six-match losing streak after Delhi Bulls elected to bat and were restricted to 97 for 3 in 10 overs.
Mayers’ knock of 30 balls studded with five boundaries and five sixes also resulted in Delhi Bulls being ousted from the race for a place among the last four. They ended up in the fifth place with only six points.
Team Abu Dhabi needed six runs off the last over. Wasim Akram bowled a dot ball to Colin Ingram off the first ball. Ingram took two runs off the second and ran for a risky single off the third. Mayers, who carried the innings on his shoulder, flicked straight to Adam Lyth at deep square leg at his score of 61.
With three runs needed off the last two deliveries, a single was taken off the fifth ball. Two runs needed off the last ball, Ingram flicked the last ball for a boundary for his team’s first win.
Team Abu Dhabi bt Delhi Bulls by 7 wkts.
Delhi Bulls 97 for 3 in 10 overs (Adam Lyth 39n.o, Rovman Powell 31) Team Abu Dhabi 100 for 3 in 10 overs (Kyle Mayers 61)
Player of the Match: Kyle Mayers
Samp Army on top will face Strikers in the first QF
Bas de Leede’s fine three-wicket spell and a responsible unbeaten knock of 31 from Dewald Brevis lead Samp Army’s march to the top of the table defeating New York Strikers by six wickets. The 28th match and last league round match saw Samp Army display their tight bowling strength to bowl out New York Strikers for a paltry 70 runs in 9.4 overs.
New York tried to put up a fight back through Ali Khan’s two-wicket spell for 16 but that wasn’t enough to prevent Samp Army from winning the match with 18 balls to spare. Brevis’ unbeaten 31 came off 18 balls with five boundaries.
Samp Army will take on New York Strikers in the first qualifier in the first match while third-placed Delhi Bulls will take on fourth-placed Bangla Tigers in the eliminator. Qualifier two will be the last match of the day between the winner of the eliminator and the runner-up of Qualifier 1.
Samp Army bt New York Strikers by 6 wkts.
New York Strikers 70 in 9.4 overs (Bas de Leede 3 for 13, Jake Lintott 2 for 16, Qais Ahmad 2 for 12)
Samp Army 73 for 4 in 7 overs (Dewald Brevis 31n.o, Ali Khan 2 for 16)
Player of the Match: Bas de Leede