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Abu Dhabi T10 League Match Highlights: Maratha woes continuing as they lose 3rd match in a row

The Maratha Arabians and Qalandars faced off at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi) on Tuesday afternoon, February 2 in the 16th match of the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021. Qalandars won by 4 wickets against their opponent Maratha Arabians.

Qalandars captain Sohail Akhtar decided to field after winning the toss and sent the Maratha Arabs to bat.

Batting first, the Maratha Arabians lost five wickets in 10 overs and collected a challenging score of 101 runs. Where Mohammad Hafeez played a great inning of 44 off 26 balls with two fours and three sixes. Besides, Shoaib Malik also scored 23 runs off 16 balls. However, Sohail Tanvir returned these two devastating batsmen to the dressing room. Due to his extraordinary bowling spell, the Maratha Arabians could not rotate the wheel of runs fast towards the end. Sohail Tanvir took the most wickets for the Qalandars in this match (3-22, 2 overs)

Qalandars lost a wicket in the first over while came down to bat for chasing 102 runs. After that, the Maratha Arabian bowlers could not stop the wheel of runs despite taking wickets at regular intervals. Qalandars lost three wickets in the first five overs and scored 65 runs. With 11 balls left, the Qalandars’s batsmen reached the target losing six wickets. Where Sharjeel Khan scored 28 runs and Ben Dunk scored 26* runs remained unbeaten and Yamin Ahmedzai took the most wickets for Maratha Arabians (2-21, 2 overs).

Qalandars are second in the points table after winning four matches in a row and the Maratha Arabians are in the last place in the points table after losing three matches in a row.

Playing XIs:

Maratha Arabians – Abdul Shakoor (wk), Laurie Evans, Shoaib Malik, Javed Ahmadi, Mohammad Hafeez, Mosaddek Hossain (c), Muktar Ali, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sompal Kami, Ishan Malhotra, Kevin Koththigoda.

Qalandars – Tom Banton, Sohail Akhtar (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Shahid Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Asif Ali, Azmatullah Omarzai, Sohail Tanvir, Sultan Ahmed, Chris Jordan, Danyal Ahmed.

Scoreboard:

Maratha Arabians – 101/5 (10)

Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Shakoor, 2.3 over), 2-50 (Evans, 5.1 over), 3-93 (Hafeez, 9.2 over), 4-97 (Muktar Ali, 9.4 over), 5-97 (Malik, 9.5 over)

Qalandars – 104/6 (8.1)

Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Banton, 0.5 over), 2-55 (Sohail, 3.6 over), 3-61 (Sharjeel, 4.5 over), 4-83 (Asif, 6.3 over), 5-89 (Shahid Afridi, 7.2 over), 6-95 (Danyal, 7.4 over)

Result – Qalandars won by 4 wickets

Player of the Match – Sohail Tanvir

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