Liam Livingstone single-handedly took Team Abu Dhabi to an imposing complete of 125 for 4 after coming in to bat at 13 for 1 on Monday night time. His excellent innings was laced with three boundaries and 6 sixes.
Philip Salt began Team Abu Dhabi’s innings in magnificent vogue, smashing Gladiators’ captain Wahab Riaz for 3 consecutive boundaries from the primary three deliveries of the innings.
He smacked two extra boundaries within the subsequent over earlier than being bowled out by Odean Smith in third over.
Livingstone rode on the momentum set by Salt and struck consecutive sixes off Odean Smith’s bowling within the fifth over.
The skipper plundered 20 runs off Tymal Mills’ bowling earlier than being dismissed on the final supply of the ninth over. Chasing 126 for a win, Deccan Gladiators fell brief by eight runs.
Sheldon Cottrell dismissed Tom Kohler-Cadmore off the very first ball of Deccan Gladiators’ innings, however Tom Moores made his intentions clear when he hit Marchant de Lange for 2 boundaries and a six within the second over, taking Deccan Gladiators’ rating to 21/1.
However, Moores fell shortly and Anwar Ali took the duty of attending to the goal. He smashed Livingstone for 2 sixes within the fourth over and took the Gladiators to 76/3.
However, Marchant de Lange utterly tilted the match in Team Abu Dhabi’s favour when he dismissed Anwar Ali and Andre Russell within the eighth over. Jamie Overton bowled a unbelievable last over and restricted the Gladiators to 117/8.
In one other match, explosive fifties from Mohammad Shahzad (54 not out from 29 balls) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (55 not out from 23 balls) assist Chennai Braves beat Northern Warriors by 10 wickets to register their first win.