Day 2 of the Abu Dhabi T10 League witnessed some cracking contests. In the first game of the day, debutant Chennai Braves were up against Deccan Gladiators. Tom Moores and Andre Russell set the stage on fire and stroked 47 and 43 respectively to propel Gladiators to 146-3.
Chasing a massive total, Braves got off to a poor start and lost two wickets in the first over. However, Angelo Perera and Ravi Bopara helped the team recover. The duo added 99 runs for the third wicket. However, the chase was so steep that Braves fell short by 24 runs.
In the next game, team Abu Dhabi carried on their winning run and defeated Northern Warriors by 21 runs. Abu Dhabi’s innings revolved around Liam Livingstone. The destructive batter stroked 68 off 23 balls, including eight sixes to help Abu Dhabi recover from early blows and post 132-5.
Kennar Lewis gave Northern Warriors a good start but regular wickets dented their chase. Rovman Powell played a crisp inning of 42 off 19 balls but the target was out of their reach by then. This was the second consecutive loss for Northern Warriors.
In the final game, Delhi Bulls defeated Bangla Tigers by 6 wickets. The Tigers had a poor outing and could only manage 69 runs in their 10 overs. Isuru Udana and James Faulkner were the only players who managed to reach the double figures, scoring 21 and 19 respectively. What at first sight seemed like an easy win, Delhi Bulls had to toil hard for runs. The Bangla Tigers bowlers bowled their hearts out and rattled Bulls top order. However, composed knocks by Sherfane Rutherford and Eoin Morgan helped the team cross the line with 9 balls to spare