The final day of the league stage of the Abu Dhabi T10 League took place on Sunday (January 31). Six teams were in action on the day. In the first game, Team Abu Dhabi played against Pune Devils before Bangla Tigers locked horns against Northern Warriors in the second game. In the third and final game of the day, Qalandars were up against Deccan Gladiators.
Here is a roundup of day 4 of the Abu Dhabi T10 League:
Team Abu Dhabi vs Pune Devils:
After losing their first two games, Team Abu Dhabi beat Pune Devils by five wickets to open their account and finished the league stage at the second spot in Group B. Asked to bat first, Pune Devils put up a big total of 129 for 4 in 10 overs with Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s unbeaten knock of 61 being the best effort with the bat. In reply, Team Abu Dhabi chased down the total with 9 balls remaining. Jamie Overton made the difference with the bat in the end, slamming an unbeaten 38 off just 11 balls.
Pune Devils 129 for 4 (Tom Kohler-Cadmore 61*, Chadwick Walton 23; Obed McCoy 2-9) lost to Team Abu Dhabi 130 for 5 (Jamie Overton 38*, Joe Clarke 29; Hardus Viljoen 3-36) by five wickets.
Bangla Tigers vs Northern Warriors:
In the second game of the day, Northern Warriors thrashed Bangla Tiger by 30 runs to finish the league stage at the top of Group A. Nicholas Pooran starred with the bat for the Warriors, smashing 89 off just 26 balls to help his side pile up a mammoth total of 162 for 4 in the allotted 10 overs. In reply, Bangla Tigers could only manage 132 for 3 despite their skipper Andre Fletcher’s 53-run knock.
Northern Warriors 162 for 4 ( Nicholas Pooran 89, Lendl Simmons 41; Karim Janat 2-16) beat Bangla Tigers 132 for 3 (Andre Fletcher 53, Chirag Suri 42*; Wahab Riaz 1-9) by 30 runs.
Qalandars vs Deccan Gladiators:
In the third and final game of the day, Qalandars thrashed Deccan Gladiators by 33 runs to continue their winning start in the competition. Asked to bat first, the Qalandars scored 118 for 3 in the stipulated 10 overs. Captain Sohail Akhtar starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 71 off 31 balls. The score turned out to be more than enough for the Qalandars as they restricted the Gladiators to 85 for 8. Chris Jordan made the difference with the ball, taking 3 wickets for just 8 runs off his 2 overs.
Qalandars 118 for 3 (Sohail Akhtar 71*, Tom Banton 36; Ravi Rampaul 1-17) beat Deccan Gladiators 85 for 8 ( Mohammad Shahzad 27; Chris Jordan 3-8, Sultan Ahmed 2-14 ) by 33 runs.