MI Emirates (MIE) confronted Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ADKR) in match no. 26 of the continuing Worldwide League T20 (ILT20) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday (February 3). MIE defeated ADKR by 18 runs within the contest to seal their spot within the quarterfinals.
Requested to bat first, MIE began their innings nicely and put up a aggressive complete of 180/4 on the board in 20 overs. Muhammad Waseem (60) and Kieron Pollard (43) had been the very best contributors to the group’s complete. In the meantime, Marchant De Lange and Sunil Narine picked one wicket every for ADKR.
In reply, the Narine-led ADKR bought off to a tough begin and misplaced their opener Paul Stirling with no run on the scoreboard. Nevertheless, Andre Russell batted effectively for the group and scored fast 42 runs off 22 deliveries, however the efforts of Russell went in useless as his facet was bundled out in 19.2 overs and misplaced the match.
However, each bowler to have bowled for MIE scalped a wicket or two, whereas Dwayne Bravo emerged as the very best wicket-taker for the successful group with three wickets to his identify. Pollard was adjudged ‘Participant of the Match’ for his fiery knock within the sport.
With the victory, MIE certified for the playoffs. Bravo and fellow teammate Imran Tahir danced to rejoice the group’s success.
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Notably, MIE presently sits on the third place of the factors desk, with Gulf Giants on the second spot and Desert Vipers on the high. Now, the battle for fourth place is between Sharjah Warriors (SW) and Dubai Capitals (DC).
If Rovman Powell-led DC desires to qualify for the knockouts, they should win their subsequent and last battle towards MI Emirates, whereas Joe Denly’s SW might want to win each their left matches to seal the fourth spot.