Desert Vipers locked horns with Dubai Capitals in match no. 25 of the continued Worldwide League T20 (ILT20) at Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium on Thursday (February 2). Vipers defeated the Capitals by 22 runs within the conflict.
Requested to bat first, Vipers couldn’t begin their innings effectively and misplaced two of their batters with simply 18 runs on the board. Nonetheless, Sam Billing‘s regular 54 runs off 48 deliveries helped the staff regain momentum. Sherfane Rutherford, who got here in to bat at no. 6, modified gears for the Vipers and scored a quickfire 50 off 23 balls to energy his staff to a aggressive whole of 182/7 in 20 overs.
Rutherford hit six maximums throughout his fiery knock, of which 5 got here in a row in opposition to Yusuf Pathan. On the primary ball of the sixteenth over, Billings took a single to place Rutherford on strike, after which the 24-year-old left-handed batter belted Pathan everywhere in the park scoring 30 runs off the remaining 5 deliveries. India’s veteran all-rounder was seen pissed off following Rutherford’s exploits in his over.
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The maestro, Sherfane Rutherford put up a surprising batting show tonight #DVvDC.
5 again to again 6’s 😯
— Worldwide League T20 (@ILT20Official) February 2, 2023
In reply to the Vipers’ whole, the Capitals failed miserably within the run chase and have been restricted to 160/7 of their allotted 20 overs. Sikandar Raza (41) and Rovamn Powell (33) have been the best run scorers for the staff. In the meantime, Sheldon Cottrell and Luke Wooden picked two wickets every for the Vipers to information them to a 22-run victory. Rutherford was adjudged ‘Participant of the Match’ for his distinctive inning.
Notably, the Vipers have been the primary staff to qualify for the playoffs, and with this win, they maintained their prime spot within the factors desk. Then again, Capitals’ qualifying hopes depend upon their final league stage match, which they’ll play in opposition to MI Emirates.