Cricket T10 Cricket League

Northern Warriors clinch thriller against Sindhis by a whisker

Northern Warriors win the battle of the newcomers by 1 wicket in a nailbitting thriller in the T10 League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium

Match Report
Date: Dubai, November 27, 2018

Newcomers Northern Warriors won the ‘Battle of the Newcomers’ by a whisker – 1 wicket in the last ball from the jaws of a possible defeat in the 16th match of the 2nd season of the T10 League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Chasing an easy target of 91 runs for 6 set by the newcomers Sindhis, the Norther Warriors were all set for an easy win. However, Shane Watson, the Sindhis captain had other ideas. His bowlers kept on attacking from different angles and eventually got what they wanted – wickets from both ends.

As a result, the Northern Warriors were one point struggling and looked doubtful of reaching the target. In the middle of the tenth over, they needed five runs off three balls. However, in the end the two tail enders were left with score levelled with one ball to spare. Failing to hit the ball, then managed to outwit wicketkeeper Ghulam Shabbir to steal the last run and eventually win by a wicket.

Sindhis used six bowlers – all bagging wickets. However, they just got unlucky in the end.

Shane Watson again showed his class and leadership with a powerful knock of 50 off 28 balls to help the newcomers Sindhis reach 91 for six in their stipulated ten-over innings that was dominated by the Northern Warriors’ bowlers, namely Andre Russell, Harry Gurney and Hardus Viljoen – all taking two wickets each – to restrict the Sindhis to below 95.

Among the Sindhis, Sri Lankan hitman Thisara Pereira and UAE-based Muhammed Nawaz reached double figure scores – each were out at 11.

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.

Match Summary

League : T10 League
Season : 2nd Season
Match No. : 16
Day : Tuesday
Date : 27/11/2018
Playing Teams : Northern Warriors Vs Sindhis
Toss : Northern Warriors won the toss and elected to field
Team Score : Sindhis 91/6 and Northern Warriors 92/9
Match Result : Northern Warriors win by 1 wicket in the last ball

Umpire : Lyndon Hannibal and Buddhi Pradhan
TV Umpire : Billy Tailor
Match Referee : Syed Razzaq Ali

Teams

Northern Warriors

Daren Sammy (Captain), Andre Russell, Wahab Riaz, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bopara, Rovman Powell, Harry Gurney, Chris Green, Hardus Viljoen, Lendl Simmons and Imran Haider

Sindhis

Shane Watson (Captain), Anton Devchich, Dawid Malan, Benjamin Cutting, Samiullah Shinwari, Thisara Pereira, Jofra Archer, Muhammad Nawaz, Ghulam Shabbir, Isuru Udana, Pravin Tambe

Match Scorecard

Sindhis

Player Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Shane Watson C Wahab Riaz B Viljoen 50 28 5 3 178.57
Anton Devchich C Sammy B Russell 1 4 0 0 25
Dawid Malan C Wahab Riaz B Gurney 7 7 1 0 100
Thisara Pereira B H Gurney 11 10 1 0 110
Benjamin Cutting C Powell B Viljoen 7 5 1 0 140
Samiullah Shinwari C Bopara B Russel 1 2 0 0 50
Muhammad Nawaz Not out 11 5 1 1 220
Jofra Archer Not out 0 0 0 0 00
Extra 3 (nb 1 w 2)
Total 91/6

Did not Bat: Ghulam Shabbir, Isuru Udana and Pravin Tambe

Fall of Wickets: 1-4 (AP Devcich, 1.4 ov), 2-25 (DJ Malan, 3.3 ov), 3-58 (NLTC Perera, 6.6 ov), 4-74 (SR Watson, 8.2 ov), 5-80 (BCJ Cutting, 8.6 ov), 6-87 (Samiullah Shinwari, 9.4 ov)

Bowling Analysis

BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
CJ Green
2 0 10 0 5.00 5 1 0 0 0
AD Russell
2 0 22 2 11.00 6 2 2 0 0
HF Gurney
2 0 20 2 10.00 3 3 0 2 0
GC Viljoen
2 0 15 2 7.50 3 2 0 0 0
Wahab Riaz
2 0 24 0 12.00 3 1 2 0 1

Northern Warriors

Batting Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Lendl Simmons C and B Archer 14 8 1 1 175
Nicholas Pooran C Nawaz B Ben Cutting 17 10 2 1 170
Rovman Powell B Pravin Tambe 1 3 0 0 33.33
Andre Russell C Shabbir B Ben Cutting 8 5 0 1 160
Ravi Bopara B Thisara Pereira 14 9 2 0 155.55
Daren Sammy C Shabbir B Archer 14 10 0 6 140
Chris Green C Malan B Udana 8 7 1 0 114.28
Wahab Riaz Run out (Shabbir) 7 4 1 0 175.00
Hardus Viljoen Not out 0 1 0 0 00
Imran Haider C Devcich B Udana 4 2 4 0 200
Harry Gurney Not out 0 1 0 0 00
Extras 5 (b 1w 4)
Total 92/9
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Fall of Wickets : 1-19 (LMP Simmons, 1.5 ov), 2-27 (R Powell, 2.5 ov), 3-40 (N Pooran, 4.1 ov), 4-41 (AD Russell, 4.3 ov), 5-67 (RS Bopara, 6.6 ov), 6-71 (DJG Sammy, 7.6 ov), 7-86 (CJ Green, 9.1 ov), 8-87 (Wahab Riaz, 9.3 ov), 9-91 (Imran Haider, 9.5 ov)

Bowling Analysis

BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
PV Tambe
2 0 18 1 9.00 3 1 1 0 0
JC Archer
2 0 14 2 7.00 6 1 1 0 0
I Udana
2 0 19 2 9.50 6 2 1 1 0
BCJ Cutting
2 0 17 2 8.50 2 2 0 1 0
Mohammad Nawaz(3)
1 0 15 0 15.00 0 1 1 1 0
NLTC Perera
1 0 8 1 8.00 1 1 0 0 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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