The Gulf Giants went on a three-game winning streak, while the Dubai Capitals suffered their second loss in three games.
The Gulf Giants secured his 101-run blowout victory over Dubai Capitals in the eighth leg of the DP World International League T20 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday night.
The Gulf Giants posted an impressive 181 for 6, scoring 76 of 48 for high-scoring skipper James Vince, with 4 boundaries and 4 his 6s. David Wiese (3-3) and Chris Jordan (3-12) beat the Dubai Capitals with assists from Richard Gleeson (2-14) as he bowled for just 80 runs in 14.3 overs, a 101-run lead. We have won. The Gulf Giants recorded his third straight win, while the Dubai Capitals suffered his second loss in three games. Dubai Capitals won the lottery and qualified. Perennial Gulf Giants captain Vince opened the inning with 18-year-old Rehan Ahmed. Vince has scored 65, 83 and 76 points in his last three games. In the second over, Rehan defeated Fabian Allen for the third time in a row. Isuru Udana forced Rehan to drive into the hands of Robman Powell for 12 in three midfield overs. This brought in Chris Lynn, who came here for his first game right after playing in the Big Bash League. Vince he hit Muziburu his Lehmann in consecutive limit in 4 overs and Gulf his Giants in his 6.3 overs he scored 50 runs.
Vince crushed Allen for six seconds at mid-wicket and long-on, also gaining the limit of taking 20 runs from 10 overs. At halftime, the Gulf Giants were on his 83-1 record. Vince marked his third straight half-century with his 33 deliveries. He hit two more sixes before Mujeeb Ur Rehman. Lynn had a run-a-ball where he put in 25 chips, but on the last ball of the 12th she beat Mujeeb. Mujeeb posted an 82-run partnership with 54 balls in the second wicket before in the long off he raised to Dasun Shanaka. Gerhard Erasmus needed just five balls to score three runs before lofting Powell to Udana on deep cover. UAE’s Akif Rajah caught and stopped Vince’s great shot from the root. On the next ball he hit David Wiese cleanly. From 122 for 5 in 15 overs, Simron Hetmayer and Liam Dawson accelerated the run stream. Hetmayer hit Udana for six in a row in 18 overs to score 17 runs from the overs, taking the score over 150 runs. The pair saw him score 54 runs in 4.5 overs before Dawson was caught by Udana and bowled for 18. Chris Jordan hit Udana’s last ball for 6 in the middle of the wicket for a total of 181 for 6 in 20 overs. Hetmayer was undefeated on 37 of 19 pitches, with two limits and his sixes in three. The final five overs totaled 59 runs.
Dubai His Capitals got off to a shocking start, losing consistent opener Robin his Utappa on the final ball of the first over. He defeated Richard Gleason against wicketkeeper Ashwanth Barzapa to take first place. United Arab Emirates’ Chirag Suri joined opener Joe Root and brilliantly shot Gleason to the boundary. Suri also hit an elegant straight drive from Sanchit Sharma, but Wiese saved his leg on six in five overs. Wiese also caught Powell’s valuable wicket brilliantly and bowled the duck. By the end of five overs, Dubai his Capitals were on his 31-3 record.
To make matters worse, Root missed a shot on the sweep and he was bowled for 20 by Rehan Ahmed. Yusuf He switched to Shanaka for Pathan but only scored 3 runs