Watch: Hales’ 87 off 32 guides Maratha Arabians to victory
English right-handed batsman Alex Hales’ aggressive knock of 87 runs from 32 balls guided Maratha Arabians to a victory in T10 Cricket League.
The ongoing T10 Cricket League in the United Arab Emirates is trending in a jet speed among the cricket fans as it looks like a carnival of the game in the very short format of the game.
This season’s fixtures are nearing the final stages as the playoffs of the tournament has been started. In the eliminator of the playoffs, Maratha Arabians took on Bengal Tigers in iconic Sharjah stadium.
Bengal Tigers batted first in the eliminator and added 135 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the quota of ten overs. As usual Sunil Narine had another good night as an opener scoring 40 runs from 18 balls. Along with him, Mohammad Nabi top scored with 46 runs.
Maratha Arabians needed 136 runs to proceed to the next stage of the playoffs. But the chase was made easy with a blasting knock from English destructive batsman Alex Hales.
Alex Hales had a blast in the eliminator night scoring 87 runs from only 32 balls. His knock had six fours and eight sixes with an amazing strike rate of 271.88 and remained not out at the end of the chase.
The chase was completed in the end with a little cameo from Dwayne Bravo who scored 27 runs from 9 balls scoring only three sixes with a strike rate of 300. Both players took the team over the line with five balls to spare.
Alex Hales’ knock had a special over in Maratha Arabians’ innings as the right-handed batsman smashed 32 runs in an over from Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi.
Bengal Tigers: 135/7 (10)
Mohammad Nabi 42, Sunil Narine 40
Dwayne Bravo 4/16, Richard Gleeson 1/21
Maratha Arabians: 138/3 (9.1)
Alex Hales 87*, Dwayne Bravo 27*
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1/16, Morne Morkel 1/26