Shakib’s Kerala, Tamim’s Pakhtoons through to semis
Shakib Al Hasan’s Kerala Kings, Tamim Iqbal’s Pakhtoons, Punjabi Legends and Maratha Arabians have qualified for the semi-finals in T10 League 2017 in Sharjah.
Yesterday four play-off matches were played. The first one was one by Pakhtoons by four wickets in a last over thriller against Bengal Tigers. Bengal Tigers posted 126/2 on board with David Miller’s 26-ball 68*. Pakhtoons won the game in the last over. Tamim failed to shine as he made only 8 runs.
The next one was a rain-affected game between Team Sri Lanka and Kerala Kings. TSL posted 112/3. In reply, Chadwick Walton’s 47* and Kieron Pollard’s 12-ball 40* helped Kerala chase 91 in 6.1 overs after they were set to chase this target in 8 ovefs. Shakib neither bowled nor batted in the game.
Maratha Arabians clinched a 14-run win against Punjabi Legends. Arabians made 130/6 after Rilee Rossouw blasted 27-ball 67. In reply, Luke Ronchi made 56 but Legends fell short even losing just three wickets.
The last one was a fifth place play-off between Team Sri Lanka and Bengal Tigers. The Tigers went on to win by six wickets in the last over after they were set 116 to win.
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The semi-finals and the final will be played on Sunday. The first semi is between Pakhtoons and Punjabi Legends at 5:30 pm (7:30 pm BDT). Kerala Kings will take on Maratha Arabians in the second semi-final at 7:30 pm (9:30 pm BDT). The final will be played at 9:30 pm (11:30 pm BDT).
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com