Chris Gayle tore up the Maratha Arabians’ bowling offense to crush 84 unbeaten on 22 balls including nine sixes and six fours to guide the Abu Dhabi team to a nine-wicket victory at Zayed Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Chasing the Maratha Arabians’ moderate tally of 97 for 4, Gayle helped his team hit the target in 5.3 overs with 27 balls in reserve.
He reached his half-century in 12 balls and tied the fastest fifty in T10 history held by Mohammad Shahzad for Rajputs in the 2018 edition.
Previously, Abu Dhabi won the draw and chose to play. 18-year-old UAE opener Alishan Sharafu scored 33 points, while Pakistan international Mohammad Hafeez contributed with 20 points.
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Brief scores: The Abu Dhabi team beat the Maratha Arabians by nine wickets.
Maratha Arabians 97 for 4 of 10 overs (Alishan Sharafu 33, Mohammad Hafeez 20, Obed McCoy 2 for 20) lost to Team Abu Dhabi 100 for 1 of 5.3 overs (Chris Gayle 84 not released)
Qalandars trap Bangla tigers
The Tigers did well to limit Qalandars to 104 for 3 despite the 49 unbeaten skipper Sohail Akhtar and 31 Ben Dunk. upset their plans.
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Brief scores: Qalandars bt Bangla Tigers by seven points.
Qalandars 104 for 3 on 10 overs (Sohail Akhtar 49 no, Ben Dunk 31) beat Bangla Tigers 97 for 6 on 10 overs (Tom Moores 39, Sohail Tanvir 2 for 20, Mohammad Zahid 2 for 28)
Northern Warriors on a high
The Northern Warriors defeated the Pune Devils by eight wickets. He chased a 98 target on 4.3 overs with 33 balls in reserve.
Brief scores: Northern Warriors bt Pune Devils through eight wickets.
Pune Devils 97/8 in 10 overs (Nasir Hossain 27 not released) lost to Northern Warriors 98/2 in 4.3 overs (Waseem Muhammad 56 not released, Sam Wisniewski 2/14)