Warriors remain at top after comfortable win
Norther Warriors cruise to yet another victory after chasing down 102 runs comfortably against the struggling Kerala Knights in the 19th game of the T10 league.
After winning the toss, Warriors elected to field first. Openers Pail Stirling and Chris Gayle started off brilliantly and put 68 runs in the opening stand with Stirling making most of the contribution.
Striling hit the bowlers all over the park for his 60 off just 28 balls while Gayle departed after a slow innngs of 14 runs from 18. Eoin Morgan (17)*) and Jonny Bairstow (2*) couldn’t play much balls and Kerela finished with 101 from their 10 overs.
Warriors’ bowlers didn’t had much success apart from Russel and Hardus Viljoen who picked up one wicket each.
In reply, Lendl Simmons (12) departed early, but Nicholas Pooran was the man on fire today. He struck 5 sixes and 2 fours for his 43 off just 18 balls and a cameo from Andre Russel of 29 from just 10 balls was enough to seal a comfortable win in the end with 8 wickets and 3 overs in hand.
KKS 101/2 (10 ov) | Stirling 60 | Russell 1/13
NW 105/2 (7.2 ov) | Pooran 43* | Parnell 1/18
Result: Norther Warriors won by 8 wickets