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James Faulkner destroys Rajputs’ batting line to restrict them to 63

Maratha Arabians beat Rajputs by 10 wickets in the 15th match of the 2nd T10 League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, 27thNovember
Match Report
Date: Dubai, November 27, 2018
Maratha Arabians beat Rajputs by 10 wickets in the 15th match of the T10 League 2.0 – at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

Rajputs’ batsmen found the Maratha Arabians’ attacks too hot to handle in a cool weather, when the crowd was looking for something to cheer. However, it was the Maratha Arabian bowlers who put cold water into their expectations with some deadly pieces of bowling led by James Faulkner’s attacks that were extremely heavy on the batsmen from the second over.

Rajputs scored 63 runs losing 7 wickets, which is the lowest in T10 League so far. Ben Dunk was the highest scorer from Rajputs, who hit 15 off 9 balls including 1 six and 1 boundary.

After Brendon McCullum and Mohammad Shahzad’s wickets, the team started to lose hope and gradually the team’s batting line ran out of steam which reflected in their score. Among the 7 wickets of Rajputs, 3 were taken by James Faulkner, 2 by Richard Gleeson, 1 by DJ Bravo and 1 by Roelof Van der Merwe.

The low score was a very comfortable target for the Maratha Arabian batsmen and their opening pair made it look too easy by their aggressive batting.

Hazratullah Zazai, who has been displaying a very robust batting throughout the series, hit 29 off 12 balls including 2 sixes and 3 boundaries and gave the crowd a reason to cheer about with his batting while Alex Hales hit 27 off 18 balls including 2 sixes and 3 boundaries to power their team to a comfortable win in five overs, with 30 balls to spare.

T10 League is the world’s first and currently the only professional ten-over format international cricket league backed by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC), governing body of international cricket.

The 2018 edition scheduled to start from November 21 and spread over 12 days, will have 29 matches as compared to a 4-day event in 2017. To meet this new challenge and also to keep the event clean, the T10 League management has made many positive changes to bolster the execution and operations of the 2018 T10 League tournament.

Teams: Playing Eleven

Maratha Arabians:
Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), S. Badrinath (India), Alex Hales (England), Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), James Faulkner (Australia), Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe), Roelof Van der Merwe (Netherlands), Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan), Richard Gleeson (England), Zahoor Khan (UAE), Hazratullah Zazai.
Rajputs:
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Rilee Rossouw (South Africa), Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan), Tymal Mills (England), Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies), Qais Ahmad (Afghanistan), Ben Dunk (Australia), Rohan Mustafa (UAE), Sayed Shirzad, Karim Janat, Oshane Thomas.
Match Summary

League : T10 League
Season : 2nd Season
Match No. : 15
Day : Tuesday
Date : 27/11/2018
Playing Teams : Rajputs Vs Maratha Arabian
Toss : Maratha Arabians won the toss and elected to field
Match Result : Maratha Arabians won by 10 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
Team Score : Rajputs 63/7 Vs Maratha Arabian 64/0
Umpires : Ranmore Martinez, Buddhi Pradhan
3rd Umpire : Billy Taylor
4th Umpire : Syed Razzaq Ali
Match Scorecard

Rajputs:

BATSMEN R B 4S 6S SR
Mohammad Shahzad
b Gleeson 9 8 2 0 112.5
BB McCullum
c Hazratullah Zazai b Bravo 7 11 0 0 63.63
RR Rossouw
c Taylor b Faulkner 2 6 0 0 33.33
CR Brathwaite
b van der Merwe 2 3 0 0 66.66
BR Dunk
run out (Faulkner) 15 9 1 1 166.66
Karim Janat
c Taylor b Faulkner 8 4 0 1 200
Rohan Mustafa
not out 7 10 0 0 70
Qais Ahmad
c Taylor b Gleeson 1 2 0 0 50
Sayed Shirzad
not out 7 7 0 0 100
Extras 5 (b 4, lb 1)
TOTAL 63/7 (10 Overs, RR: 6.3)
Did not bat: TS Mills, O Thomas
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Mohammad Shahzad, 1.5 ov), 2-19 (RR Rossouw, 3.2 ov), 3-23 (CR Brathwaite, 4.1 ov), 4-31 (BB McCullum, 5.1 ov), 5-46 (Karim Janat, 6.3 ov), 6-49 (BR Dunk, 7.2 ov), 7-51 (Qais Ahmad, 8.1 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Van der Merwe 2 0 14 1 7.00 6 1 1 0 0
RJ Gleeson 2 0 9 2 4.50 7 1 0 0 0
Rashid Khan 2 0 7 0 3.50 5 0 0 0 0
JP Faulkner 2 0 13 2 6.50 4 0 1 0 0
DJ Bravo 2 0 15 1 7.50 3 1 0 0 0

Maratha Arabians:

BATSMEN R B 4S 6S SR
Hazratullah Zazai
not out 29 12 3 2 241.66
AD Hales
not out 27 18 3 2 150
Extras 8 (lb 1, w 7)
TOTAL 64/0 (5 Overs, RR: 12.8)
Did not bat: JP Faulkner, RE van der Merwe, BRM Taylor †, RJ Gleeson, S Badrinath, Rashid Khan, DJ Bravo (c), Najibullah Zadran, Zahoor Khan
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
O Thomas 1 0 13 0 13.00 2 3 0 0 0
TS Mills 1 0 13 0 13.00 3 0 2 0 0
Sayed Shirzad 1 0 12 0 12.00 2 1 1 0 0
Qais Ahmad 1 0 10 0 10.00 2 0 0 2 0
Karim Janat 1 0 15 0 15.00 3 2 1 1 0

Editor’s Note

About T10 League
T10 Cricket League is a professional ten-over format Cricket League launched by T10 Sports Management. It is approved by the Emirates Cricket Board and the International Cricket Council. It is the first ever internationally ten-over format approved league.

Matches have 10-over-a-side format and duration of 90 minutes. The tournament is played over ten days, with a round robin followed by semi-finals and the final. The 2017 edition was played from 14-17 December at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. In August 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) officially sanctioned the league.

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