10.10pm Right then, that is it from the game. Delhi Bulls pull off a heist against Northern Warriors and win the game by just 4 runs. However, Abu Dhabi T10 League action continues as The Chennai Braves take on the New York Strikers next at 10.00 pm IST (4.30 pm GMT). Do switch tabs and enjoy the coverage of that game. Cheers!
10.09pm Dwayne Bravo, the skipper of Delhi Bulls starts by applauding Shiraz Ahmed for his last over. Says that Northern Warriors are one of the stronger opponents in the competition and it is good to get a win against them. Shares that it was good to get a fighting total on the board courtesy of Tom Banton an Tim David. Feels that Imad Wasim set the tone with the ball for them. Reckons that the wicket of Rovman Powell was the turning point. Ends by saying that they have a good coaching staff with Andy Flower.
9.58pm Time for the Presentations ...
9.57pm Kennar Lewis is in for a quick chat. He says that it is all about T10 cricket and they should have won the game but couldn't. Adds that they were rusty and that is what cost them the game. Ends by saying that they would need to bounce back in their next game and hope their boys do the job well.
9.52pm Earlier in the game, Tom Banton got Delhi Bulls to a flying start and scored 38 off 18 deliveries. Tim David then played an amazing knock and scored 42 from 18 balls. Northern Warriors conceded 52 runs in the first 4 overs but made a good comeback later on in the game. However, Junaid Siddique conceded 22 in the 9th over and helped Delhi Bulls reach a total of 119.
9.50pm Northern Warriors started off poorly and lost their both openers in a jiffy. They were 11/2 but their skipper, Rovman Powell and Usman Khan kept the scoreboard ticking. They lost their skipper in the sixth over but Usman Khan carried on and played an amazing knock but was dismissed on 47. Sherfane Rutherford played a dangerous cameo of 26 runs off 13 balls, but in the end, all went in vain with a superb final over from Shiraz Ahmed.
9.44pm Unbelievable scenes here and boy-o-boy, Shiraz Ahmed is the man who won it for the Delhi Bulls from absolutely nowhere. He bagged 3 wickets in the last over and conceded just 2 runs. Richard Gleeson was the pick of the bowlers for Delhi Bulls as well as he just conceded 13 runs in his two overs and bagged a wicket. Have to mention Shiraz Ahmed amazing spell of (1-0-1-3) as well. The rest of their bowlers leaked runs and just couldn't manage to find their lengths right. Dwayne Bravo was quite expensive for his liking.They would need to work on their bowling.
Shiraz Ahmed to Mark Deyal
OUT! CAUGHT! Low full toss outside off, Mark Deyal shuffles across looking to scoop it behind square. Gets it from the upper part of the bat and lobs an easy catch to Dwayne Bravo at short fine leg. Northern Warriors have lost the game from a commanding position. Delhi Bulls beat Northern Warriors by 4 runs. Mark Deyal c D Bravo b S Ahmed 0 (2b 0x4 0x6)
Shiraz Ahmed to Mark Deyal
Fullish outside off, Mark Deyal looks to drive it on the off side and fails to make any contact. The batters decide not to run a bye. 5 needed off the last ball.
9.39pm Mark Deyal is the new batter in.
Shiraz Ahmed to Usman Khan
OUT! LBW! Absolute drama in the last over. Bowls a fuller one on middle and leg, Usman Khan looks to scoop it but misses and the ball hits his pads. A loud appeal and the finger goes up immidiately. 5 needed from the last 2 deliveries now! Usman Khan lbw S Ahmed 47 (26b 5x4 2x6)
Shiraz Ahmed to Liam Dawson
Full delivery on off, Liam Dawson shuffles across looking to scoop it over short fine leg. The ball hits his pads and rolls back towards the keeper as the batters cross for a single. The bowler was up in appeal but the umpire shakes his head.
9.35pm Liam Dawson is the next batter.
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