Nicholas Pooran scores 77* to give Deccan Gladiators 134 for 6 . Abu Dhabis batsmen struggled to meet the demands and were restricted to 99 for 6 runs .
Abu Dhabi (UAE), November 24: Deccan Gladiators defeated Team Abu Dhabi by 35 runs in the second match of the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10 League at Zayed Cricket Stadium, with Nicholas Pooran surviving an impressive 77 runs studded with eight sixes and five boundaries.Pooran smashes 77* on Wednesday to give Deccan Gladiators an impressive total of 134 for 6.Abu Dhabi's batsmen struggled to meet the demands and were restricted to 99 for 6 runs, with Deccan taking the toss by 35 runs.When Will Smeed was bowled clean with the second ball of the first over, Naveen Ul Haq was dismissed early in the game.Mustafizur Rahmans first delivery of the third over for a six over long-on was hit by Tom Kohler-Cadmore, who joined Pooran.He also hit the second boundary.Mustafizurs took eighteen runs before conceding four runs.He was the first clean-bowled Kohler-Cadmore to be 13 years old. Pooran continued to hit sixes and even earned a new one with the help of Fabian Allen's extra cover.In the meantime, David Wiese was run out for 1 in the end.Deccan Gladiators were in an uncomfortable 61 for 4 at the end of the fifth over, and Hatzoglou did not allow the batsmen to hit any boundaries or six in the sixth over.Pooran could not be stuck for long, hitting Tye for two sixes in the seventh over. Pooran was at his best on Mustafizur for three sixes and two boundaries in the ninth over to take 27 runs off the winning run.Deccan Gladiators also crossed the 100-run mark, thanks to this.Odean Smith hit Fabian Allen for a six in the last over, but he collapsed to the next ball brilliantly caught and bowled by Allen for 23 runs.Sultan Ahmed was also pushed to the next ball by the coach. Hales took the first six innings of his career when Josh Little faced deep in the first round.Lynn hit UAEs Sultan Ahmed, who bowled the second over for three boundaries.At deep point for eight, another UAE bowler and pacer Zahoor Khan took the prize wicket of Alex Hales in the third over.James Vince came in on the bench for two consecutive boundaries off Zahoor, but the Deccan Gladiators also got rid of Lynn in the fourth over bowled by Tabraiz Shamsi for 14. In the fifth over, James Vince lit up hopes with two sixes and a boundary off Wiese, taking 19 runs.Team Abu Dhabi was 58 for 2 at the halfway point, with some big hits required to hit the target.Sultan Ahmed was reintroduced for the sixth time and Fabian Allen struck him for two straight boundaries.When James Vince was batting at 33 on the remaining 24 balls, a lot of work rests on him.Little bowled a superb seventh over tying Vince leg before for 37 runs and giving up just six runs. When Helm put them to the sword by the eighth game, the Deccan Gladiators took on the challenge by getting Brandon King out with his first ball being struck by Little at deep midwicket for 1.He gave up only seven runs on his debut.Deccan Gladiators went for the kill and restricted them to 99 for 6 in ten overs, scoring 50 runs in 12 balls (Nicholas Pooran 77*, Odean Smith 23, Peter Hatzoglou 2 for 12, Fabian Allen 2 for 18) Team Abu Dhabi-99 for 6 in ten overs (James Vince 37, Fabian Allen 26*, Zahoor Khan 2 for 21, Tom Helm 2 for 11) Player of the match: