Riding goalkeeper-batter Abdul Shakoor’s light stroke of 73 by 28 balls, defending champion Maratha Arabians claimed a five-wicket victory over Northern Warriors in the opening match of the fourth edition of Abu Dhabi T10 at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
Pursuing a goal of 128, the Maratha Arabians made it count in the last lesson when it took eight for the victory.
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Although Wayne Parnell conceded just three points on the first four balls, young Maratha Arabians captain Mosaddek Hossain of Bangladesh, 25, kicked the fifth and sixth ball to the limit for a victory. to the last balloon.
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Brief scores: Northern Warriors 127 for 2 of 10 overs (Brandon King 29, Lendl Simmons 54, Rovman Powell 22) lost to Maratha Arabians 131 for 5 of 10 overs (Abdul Shakoor 73, Fabian Allen 2 for 11)
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Pune Devils defeated Deccan Gladiators in Game 2 by seven wickets. Skipper Nasir Hossain returned 3/18, while batsman Kennar Lewis scored 57 steps on 28 balls to help chase a 105 target with four balls to spare.
Brief scores: Deccan Gladiators 104/5 in 10 overs (Azam Khan 37 not released; Nasir Hossain 3/18) lost to Pune Devils 105/3 in 9.2 overs (Kennar Lewis 57 *; S Narine 1/18).