T10: UAE's Bangash scripts thrilling win for Maratha Arabians

Abdul Shakoor Bangash (right) celebrates his half-century. (Supplied photo)
Abdul Shakoor Bangash (right) celebrates his half-century. (Supplied photo)

Dubai - Chasing 128 for victory, the champions got off to a flying start in the tournament



By Team KT

Published: Thu 28 Jan 2021, 5:54 PM

Last updated: Thu 28 Jan 2021, 6:07 PM

UAE wicketkeeper-batsman Abdul Shakoor Bangash hit a stunning 73 off 28 balls as the defending champions Maratha Arabians beat former champions Northern Warriors by five wickets in the opening match of the Abu Dhabi T10 on Thursday.

Chasing 128 for victory, the champions got off to a flying start in the tournament, thanks to the brilliant shot-making of Bangash who hit seven fours and five sixes at the Zayed Cricket Stadium.

But Bangash's dismissal in the ninth over brought the Warriors back into the game.

With eight runs needed off the last six balls, South African left-arm pacer Wayne Parnell bowled some good yorkers in the final over.

But the Maratha Arabians captain Mosaddek Hossain kept his composure, hitting the final two balls for fours to clinch the victory.

Earlier, West Indian opener Lendl Simmons hit an unbeaten 54 off 31 balls as the Warriors scored 127 for two in 10 overs.


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