With the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2022 in full swing, the 14th match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium featured a high-scoring thriller. In their fourth match of the season, the Deccan Gladiators and the Delhi Bulls squared off.
In the sixth season of the Abu Dhabi T10, it took nine games for a team to reach a target, so it came as no surprise that Eoin Morgan was there when New York Strikers defeated Deccan Gladiators, the defending champions, by eight wickets.
Deccan Gladiators now lead the table with a 14-point victory over Delhi Bulls following that loss.
The Gladiators are back at the top of the points table following this match, with a net run rate of 1.900 and six points.
The Samp Army, who had previously supplanted the Gladiators at the top, are next in line. With the same number of points as the team in the first place, the team in second has an NRR of 1.719.
With a victory, the Bulls began their season. However, the upcoming match ended in a tie for them. Afterward, they confronted embarrassment in two consecutive games, sliding to the fifth spot with one out of four successes.
Following their most recent humiliation, the Gladiators were all set to retaliate. They won for the third time this season and didn’t let the team that won the toss win the game.
The Bulls must have felt the pressure, as Nicholas Pooran’s inactive batters scored 140 runs. Pooran’s 34 from 17 and Tom Kohler Cadmore’s, of course, inspiring 82 from 33 made significant contributions to the massive score.
You were surprised to learn that they only lost two wickets to reach the climax score, the highest of the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2022 season thus far. While the others tried, Bulls’ Imad Wasim and Waqas Maqsood were the only lucky bowlers to pick up one wicket each.
The Bulls tried their best to keep wickets while chasing, but they failed. The Gladiators’ bowlers didn’t give their opponents many chances to score runs, so they won by 18 runs. The victory was made possible in large part by Josh Little’s two victories over 11 runs.
The scorecard might have looked different if the Bulls had made a good start. However, earlier wickets were lost by both openers. Tim David’s 48 off 24 and Rilee Rossouw’s 28 off 15 were insufficient to meet the requirements.