Fletcher, Rossouw bring another win for Bangla Tigers in Abu Dhabi T10
Bangla Tigers have picked-up their second win in Abu Dhabi T10 League on Tuesday, November 19. They beat Team Abu Dhabi by 27 runs with the help of destructive batting by opener Andre Fletcher and Rilee Rossouw at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Andre Fletcher and Rilee Rossouw, the two openers of the Bangla Tigers, set up a devastating opening pair of 45 runs in just 3.1 overs after losing the toss and batting first. The partnership broke when Fletcher got out scoring 42 runs off just 16 balls. His innings included two fours and five sixes.
After that, Colin Ingram, who came at number three, played his part with opener Rilee Rossouw and they made an another big partnership of 53 runs. Then Team Abu Dhabi picked two quick wickets of Colin Ingram and Tom Moores. Ingram scored 23 runs off 14 balls and Moores was dismissed for a duck.
Then, Rossouw and Robbie Frylinck gathered 30 runs in the last two overs and set-up a huge target of 130 runs for Team Abu Dhabi. Rossouw was unbeaten on 44 runs off 21 balls.
Ben Laughlin took two wickets for Team Abu Dhabi.
Chasing the target of 130 runs, opener Avishka Fernando and Luke Wright gave Team Abu Dhabi a perfect start. They scored 37 runs in just 2.5 overs before Wright was dismissed for 20 runs off 10 balls. After the dismissal of Wright, no batsman was able to score any significant run. But the exception was Avishka Fernando. Till the dismissal of him, it looked like Team Abu Dhabi would win the match.
But Afghan spinner Qais Ahmad came to bowl in the 8th over and picked two wickets in that over including Avishka Fernando’s wicket. With that wicket, Team Abu Dhabi’s dream of win was completely shattered. And in the end, they managed to score 102 runs for 6 wickets in the stipulated 10 overs. Fernando scored 51 runs off just 21 balls with 6 sixes for Team Abu Dhabi.
Qais Ahmad took 3 wickets for 8 runs in 2 overs for Bangla Tigers. Andre Fletcher was adjusted man of the match for his destructive knock of 42-run.