Delhi Bulls — Future Mattress’s left-arm spinner Mohammad Azhar wrecked Northern Warriors – Defenders with a deadly five-wicket spell to help his team earn an emphatic eight-wicket win in the Ajman T20 Cup at Malek Stadium on Wednesday.
His spell of 5 for 24 from four overs restricted Northern Warriors – Defenders to 71 all out in 19.3 overs.
Farid scored a fine half-century and took two crucial wickets in the third match of the tournament at the Malek Stadium on Monday.
Meanwhile, Northern Warriors — Defenders fought tooth and nail to pull off a thrilling three-run win over Deccan Gladiators — MGM on Tuesday.
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The Warriors made 174 for 8 in 20 overs before restricting the Gladiators to 171 for five.
This T20 thriller had everything on display. It had Northern Warriors – Defenders’ right-arm pacer Taimoor Bhatti’s brilliant display of pace bowling that demolished the top order of the Deccan Gladiators – MGM in the first over.
This was followed by a spectacular and determined batting effort from Deccan Gladiators — MGM’s Waqas Ali, who cracked an unbeaten 69 off 45 balls with four boundaries and four sixes.
While Waqas was brilliant, Rahul Chopra also chipped in with 45.
But in the end, their efforts were not enough as the Warriors survived the late drama to complete a thrilling victory.
Bhatti was named the man of the match for his impressive figures of 3 for 24.
Earlier, Northern Warriors – Defenders managed to post a challenging total after winning the toss.
While none of their batsmen scored a half century, the contributions from Yasir Kaleem (40) and
Sandeep Singh (35) played a key role in the team registering a big total.
Pace bowler Bhatti was delighted with his match-winning performance against the Gladiators.
“I always had a short run-up, and unlike fast bowlers who take long strides, I am able to generate good pace. What matters is that we all bowled well to win this tight match,” he said.
Source : Khaleej Times