Delhi Bulls return to successful methods after Gurbaz’s 70 – Abu Dhabi News
Jamaica’s Rovman Powell hit one other half-century in a late Thursday sport to assist the Warriors pose a difficult 128, but it surely was Bulls’ opener Gurbaz who attacked the bowling from the phrase go. His 116-run opening stand with England cricketer Luke Wright ensured that the Bulls had been all the time forward of their chase and had minimal issue in notching their fourth win within the event.
Wright got here out to open and commenced effectively, but it surely was the 19-year-old Gurbaz who hogged the limelight by placing on show his complete vary of photographs towards the Warriors’ bowling assault. Wright supplied Gurbaz the proper help, discovering the boundary rope every now and then to take his crew to 76 with none loss on the midway mark.
Facing Oshane Thomas within the seventh over, Gurbaz introduced up his half-century with a six on the off-side from simply 24 balls. His flick of the wrist six on the following ball took his crew to the triple-figure mark.
The diminutive right-hander ended the over with one other wonderful six, leaving the Bulls with solely 21 to get of the ultimate three overs. Though Gurbaz and Shepherd obtained out in fast succession, Wright with the skilled Eoin Morgan steered the Bulls to security with the English white-ball skipper ending the match with a six on the penultimate supply.
Earlier, Delhi Bulls gained the toss and determined to bowl. Unlike the earlier night the place Moeen Ali and Kennar Lewis lit up the Sheikh Zayed Stadium with a century partnership, the duo was separated on the second ball of the innings when Lewis fell to Sheraz Ahmed.
Samit Patel within the firm of Ali tried to restore the injury however fell prey to Adil Rashid’s guile within the fourth over. On the primary ball of the following over, Ali was caught spectacularly by Eoin Morgan within the outfield when he miscued a pull.
For the umpteenth time on this event, Warriors’ skipper Powell arrived on the crease together with his crew staring down the barrel. He took no time to get going although and took 17 runs from Romario Shepherd’s over. His confidence appeared to rub off on to Ross Whiteley who dispatched Rashid’s leg-spinners for consecutive boundaries within the subsequent over.
Powell continued meting out extreme punishment to Shepherd’s half-trackers, hitting him for a hat-trick of sixes earlier than Whiteley additionally joined the social gathering with a six of his personal. Farooqi dismissed Whiteley to convey an finish to an entertaining 66-run partnership earlier than Powell fell within the penultimate over for 56. Umair Ali hit a few massive hits throughout his temporary keep on the crease to take the Warriors to 128.
Brief scores: Northern Warriors 128/6 (Rovman Powell 56, Ross Whiteley 26; Shiraz Ahmed 2/22) misplaced to Delhi Bulls 133/2 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz 70, Luke Wright 40 not out; Umair Ali 1/19) by eight wickets.