Cricket match report yesterday: Powell star as Dubai Capitals kick off ILT20 campaign with sweeping victory

Rovman Powell assembled a fast 29-ball 48 and took two wickets to help Dubai Capitals record a comfortable 73-run victory over Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in the International League T20 opening game in Dubai. I was. Knight Rider was only able to muster 114/9 in 188 pursuit.

The Knight Riders needed a quick start but lost both Colin Ingram and Brandon King on power plays. Despite losing some wickets in the early minutes, Paul Sterling (54 runs) played a volley of shots and only Zawar contributed 9 runs he tied Farid with his 40 stack.

Farid then fell to Powell in ten overs. The all-rounder also took Sterling’s valuable scalp in 12 overs and the opener lofted 1 to Joe Root on long on. After Sterling was sacked, the Knight Riders suffered a meltdown, losing his next five wickets by just 21 runs. Incidentally, alongside Sterling, Andre Russell was the only hitter on the team to break the double-digit mark.

Previously, Robin Uthappa created a platform for a total of 43 active and competitive Capitals. Powell, the fourth hitter, laid the groundwork and finished with three fours and three sixes. Root and Sikandar Raza also made useful twenties. On the other side, Ravi Rampaul and Ali Khan took two wickets each.

Brief scores: Dubai Capitals 187-6 in 20 overs (Rovman Powell 48; Ravi Rampaul 2-36) beat Abu Dhabi Knight Riders 114-9 in 20 overs (Paul Stirling 54; Rovman Powell 2-15) by 73 runs.

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