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Abu Dhabi T10 League: Bangla Tigers get on board; Abu Dhabi, Delhi Bulls continue their juggernaut

Abu Dhabi and Delhi Bulls continued their winning run

Paul Stirling
Team Abu Dhabi v Bangla Tigers. Abu Dhabi T10 Season 4. Stage 2. Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi. 4th February. #TADvBT #AbuDhabiT10 #inAbuDhabi

The first game of Day 3 of the Abu Dhabi T10 League was played between Team Abu Dhabi and Deccan Gladiators. Carrying on their winning run, Abu Dhabi defeated Gladiators by 4 wickets. Unlike the previous two games where Team Abu Dhabi posted huge totals, they were asked to chase a moderate 98 in 10 overs. What seemed like a cakewalk turned out to be a rigid ride. However, Jamie Overton showed nerve of steel and helped the team win the match on the final ball.

Meanwhile, Gladiators will be very disappointed with the way they played. Had Wanindu Hasaranga and Odean Smith not scored 30 and 34 respectively, things could have been worse. However, they will cherish the performance of their bowlers.

In the second game, Delhi Bulls beat Chennai Braves by 5 wickets. Chasing a challenging total of 128, Bulls breached the target with two balls to spare. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Mohammad Hafeez set the platform for the chase before Dwayne Bravo smacked 43 off 17 to seal the game. Earlier in the day, a brilliant 64 by Bhanuka Rajapaksa, supported by 29 by Mark Deyal helped Braves post 124-2.

The final game of the Day was played between Northern Warriors and Bangla Tigers. Both teams desperately needed a win as they were the only teams that were winless in the tournament. Bangla Tigers ended their losing steak and won the match by 5 wickets. Chasing 127 to win, a half-century by Will Jacks (57) and a handy knock by Benny Howell took them over the line. Earlier in the day, Rovman Powell (63), Moeen Ali (24) and Samit Patel (21) helped Warriors post 126.

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