ILT20 2023: The latest edition of ILT20 2023 is off to a great start, with the second half now underway in the UAE. The Gulf giants are on top of the table with 6 points from 3 matches.
They has won 3 matches so far and has not lost a single one. The Net Run Rate of Gulf Giants is +2.715. MI Emirates is on the second spot in the points table with 4 points from 2 cricket matches.
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders take on Desert Vipers at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Colin Munro won the toss and elected to bowl first at the Dubai International Stadium.
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders got off to a bad start and lost two wickets inside the powerplay. Brandon King scored 57 runs in 44 balls at a strike rate of 129.55.
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders scored 133 runs for the loss of eight wickets against Desert Vipers. The Desert Viper put up a stellar performance with the bat. He batted aggressively which was not present in the style of the opposition.
The hosts chased down the target in the 16th over of the T20 match and won the match by seven wickets. Excellent effort from the hosts.
ILT20 2023: Ballboy assists Sabir Ali by entering the ground and taking the ball over the boundary line
During the ongoing play of the match, a ball boy obstructed the field. Sabir Ali tried his best to stop the ball from going and touching the boundary line.
He managed to do so but returned to collect the ball. The ball was already collected by the ball boy. The umpire had a check and did not give a boundary or a dead ball for obstruction in the field.
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Abu Dhabi Knight Riders: Brandon King, Kennar Lewis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Colin Ingram, Charith Asalanka, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine (c), Akeal Hosein, Matiullah Khan, Lahiru Kumara, Zawar Farid.
Desert Vipers: Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro (c), Sam Billings (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Benny Howell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Tom Curran, Gus Atkinson, Sheldon Cottrell, Shiraz Ahmed.