New York Strikers beat Chennai Braves by 27 runs in Abu Dhabi T10 match . New York Strikers had only 99 for 6, but their bowlers bowled brilliantly to limit them to 72 for 6 in 10 overs .
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) – On Thursday, New York Strikers beat Chennai Braves by 27 runs in the Abu Dhabi T10 match at the Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium.Although New York Strikers had only 99 for 6, their bowlers bowled brilliantly to limit them to 72 for 6 in 10 overs.The New York Strikers, who lost their first game to the Bangla Tigers on the first day of the Abu Dhabi T10, started with opener Paul Stirling hitting two consecutive boundaries off Patrick Dooleys first over.Stirling continued his great hits by scoring two boundaries and a six off Henry Bookes' second over.Eoin Morgan came in to replace Dooley for a boundary to a short fine leg.In the fourth over, Stirling accelerated the run order, scoring two sixes off Carlos Brathwaite.From Brathwaite, 16 runs came to pass.In the fifth over, Sikandar Raza sent Eoin Morgan out for 15, caught at deep midwicket off Brookes. Stirling was removed by Brooks for 32 yards at deep midwicket in the same way.Raza bowled a fine seventh over, giving up just eight runs as a result of the loss of quick wickets.Romario Shepherd and Azam Khan then went out to the wire.Azam began by hitting a boundary off Brookes, who bowled the eighth over. Shepherd was intercepted by Sikandar Raza at extra cover for 19 runs by Brooks on the fifth ball.Brathwaite turned it around for the better by bowling a good ninth over, giving up just five runs.When Fuller, who bowled the last over, accidentally caught Azam Khan at the boundary by Dooely at the long-on boundary for 11, it became clear that New York Strikers would be limited to below the 100-run mark.Jordan Thompson took a six-run run off extra cover to deliver a total of 99 for 6 in ten overs and remain unbeaten on 15. The experienced Rampaul bowled a terrible second over to opener Adam Rossington, giving up just four runs, and one-drop Michael Pepper.When Rossington reversed to Stirling at gully for 2, Hosein struck again in the third over.In the over, he gave up only three runs.Raza bowled another good fourth over, giving up just four runs and even excluding Michael Pepper. When Jordan Thompson clean-bowled skipper Sikander Raza with the first ball of the fifth over, he gave up just six runs.The Braves were fighting for runs at the halfway mark, with the score being just 20 for 4.Though nine runs were scored off Romario Shepherd's sixth over, Ross Whiteley fell to Thompson in the seventh over, being caught deep midwicket for 8.The first six off the innings came only in the seventh over when James Fuller was caught by Pollard at long-on off Wahab Riaz for six, Chennai's score was 38 for 6 in 7.2 overs. With 53 runs in 12 balls required, UAEs young and promising batsman Vriitya Aravind joined Brathwaite.To short the third man, he hit Rampaul for two boundaries.Chennai Braves were restricted to 72 for 6, after going to Dailey Harte for a six-over long-off in the last over to remain unbeaten on 22 and Aravind with an unbeaten 18 off eight balls.Akeal Hosein, a West Indies all-rounder, was named Player of the Match for his stellar bowling career. New York Strikers are 99 for 6 in ten overs (Paul Stirling 32, James Fuller 3 for 15), and the Chennai Braves are 72 for 6 in ten overs (Carlos Brathwaite 22*, Akeal Hosein 2 for 6, and Jordan Thompson 2 for 11).