The Super League stage of the Abu Dhabi T10 League got underway on Monday (February 1). A total of six teams were in action on the day. The day started with the game between Pune Devils and Bangla Tigers before Team Abu Dhabi and Northern Warriors locked horns against each other. In the third and final game of the day, Delhi Bulls were up against Deccan Gladiators.
Here is a roundup of day 5 of Abu Dhabi T10 League:
Pune Devils vs Bangla Tigers:
Bangla Tigers beat Pune Devils by eight wickets to return to winning ways. Asked to bat first, Pune Devils scored 115 for 3 in the allotted 10 overs. In-form opener Tom Kohler-Cadmore top-scored for the side, scoring 48 before an unbeaten knock of 41 from Alex Davies helped the Devils cross the 100-run mark. However, the score did not turn out to be a winning one for them as the Tigers chased it down inside 9 overs by losing just two wickets. Tom Moores starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 38 off just 12 balls.
Pune Devils 115 for 3 ( Tom Kohler-Cadmore 48, Alex Davies 41*; Fazal Haque 1-16) lost to Bangla Tigers 119 for 2 (Tom Moores 38*, Chirag Suri 30*; Mohammad Amir 1-14) by eight wickets.
Team Abu Dhabi vs Northern Warriors:
In the second game of the day, Northern Warriors thrashed Team Abu Dhabi by eight wickets to register their third consecutive win. Asked to bat first, Team Abu Dhabi posted a competitive total of 123 for 3. Joe Clarke came up with the best effort with the bat for Team Abu Dhabi by scoring an unbeaten 50. However, the target was not enough for Team Abu Dhabi to prevent a third defeat in four games. The Warriors chased down the total on the very last ball of the match to continue their winning run.
Team Abu Dhabi 123 for 3 ( Joe Clarke 50*, Luke Wright 33; Junaid Siddique 1-23) lost to Northern Warriors 124 for 2 (Waseem Muhammad 76; Lendl Simmons 37*; Jamie Overton 2-25) by eight wickets.
Delhi Bulls vs Deccan Gladiators:
In the third and final game of the day, Delhi Bulls beat Deccan Gladiators by eight wickets. Asked to bat first, the Gladiators kept losing wickets at regular intervals and eventually huffed and puffed to 118 for 7 thanks to the 47-run knock from their skipper Kieron Pollard. For the Bulls, Ali Khan starred with the ball, taking two wickets while giving away just 4 runs off his two overs. With the bat, the Bulls rode on the 90-run stand off just 29 balls between their openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Evin Lewis to chase down the total in 8.1 overs.
Deccan Gladiators 118 for 7 (Kieron Pollard 47; Ali Khan 2-4) lost to Delhi Bulls 122 for 2 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz 47, Evin Lewis 35; Imran Tahir 2-30) by eight wickets.