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Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021: Day 10 – Round Up

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The fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League came to an end on Saturday (February 6) with Northern Warriors emerging as the winners. A total of two games took place on the final day of the competition. In the first game of the day, Team Abu Dhabi and Qalandars were up against each other in the third place play-off. It was followed by the final between Northern Warriors and Delhi Bulls.

Here is a roundup of the last day of Abu Dhabi T10 League:

Qalandars vs Team Abu Dhabi, third place play-off:

In the first game of the day, Team Abu Dhabi beat Qalandars by 21 runs to finish the tournament at the third position. Asked to bat first, Team Abu Dhabi scored 124 for 6 in the stipulated 10 overs. Najibullah Zadran top-scored with the bat for Team Abu Dhabi, slamming an unbeaten 45 off just 16 balls. In reply, the Qalandars could only manage to score 103 for 5. Their opener Daniel Bell-Drummond gave them a good start by scoring 46 off just 19 balls but the other batsmen failed to deliver. 

Brief scores:

Team Abu Dhabi 124 for 6 ( Najibullah Zadran 45*; Mohammad Zahid 2-10) beat Qalandars 103 for 5 (Daniel Bell-Drummond 46; Rohan Mustafa 2-19) by 21 runs.

Delhi Bulls vs Northern Warriors, final:

In the all-important final, Northern Warriors thrashed Delhi Bulls by eight wickets to lay their hands on the Abu Dhabi T10 League trophy for the second time. Having previously won the title in 2018, the Warriors became the first team to win it twice. Opting to bowl, the Warriors restricted the Bulls to 81 for the loss of nine wickets in 10 overs. For the Bulls, Mohammad Nabi top-scored with a 10-ball 21 while for the Warriors, off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana starred with the ball, taking three wickets for 14 in his two overs. With the bat, the Warriors chased down the target in 8.2 overs. Opener Waseem Muhammad scored 27 off 22 before Rovman Powell (16 of 8) and Lendl Simmons (14 off 12) took their team over the finishing line.

Brief scores:

Delhi Bulls 81 for 9 (Mohammad Nabi 21; Maheesh Theekshana 3-14) lost to Northern Warriors 85/2 (Waseem Muhammad 27; Fidel Edwards 1-18) by eight wickets.

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