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78/9 (8.3)
Deccan Gladiators won by 62 runs.
Player of the match: Tom Kohler-Cadmore
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That will be all from me, Abhishek alongside my co-commentator, Soorya as we bid you goodbye. But don't go anywhere as we have another Abu Dhabi T10 match lined up for you here at Sportskeeda. 
Wahab Riaz (Winning Captain, Deccan Gladiators): We put a good score but the boundary was shorter on one side. The Tigers openers have been dangerous and we needed to get early wickets to get into the game. That's what we did. We have a lot of options and the boys are responding really well. Especially Russell, the way he took up the responsibility to go up the order today. The boys are doing whatever the team wants of them and they are doing really well. It makes it easier for the management.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Player of the Match): It's nice. It would have been nice to get the four extra runs but it's great to get the win. Hopefully we can finish in the top two and get to the final - that's the goal eventually to win the tournament. You've got to go out there and hit the first ball for six. That's the part of the game - if you don't do it, somebody else will. That's where you have a lot less pressure when you go out there first since there are many others to follow. If you come out towards the end there's probably a bit more pressure to do so.
Chasing a mammoth total of 141 runs, Bangla Tigers needed a breakthrough start to begin the chase and have any chance of winning the match. However, Wahab Riaz played spoilsport to their plans as he got the wicket of Hazratullah Zazai in the first over itself. 

It was time for Will Jacks to go back to the pavilion next as Sultan Ahmed bamboozled him with his spin bowling. Karim Janat and Johnson Charles barely got their act in order as the magician Wanindu Hasaranga dismissed both of them. 

With a scoreline of 26/4 after 3.4 overs, Bangla Tigers knew the game was out of their hands. However, Faf du Plessis and Isuru Udana tried to bring some solace to the chase by scoring boundaries. While the former put 15 runs on the board, the latter scored 33 runs at a strike rate of 300. 

Benny Howell, James Faulkner, and Vishnu Sukumaran were the next victims of Hasaranga as the Sri Lankan spinner completed his five-for. 

As Mohammad Amir injured himself in the field, he couldn't come to bat and with that, Bangla Tigers replied with 78/9 in 8.3 overs. 

Hasaranga's magical figures of 2-1-8-5 saw the first ever maiden over in the history of Abu Dhabi T10 league, while Wahab Riaz, Sultan Ahmed, Tymal Mills, and Odean Smith picked up one apiece.

With that win and an enviable NRR, Deccan Gladiators should safely make it to Qualifiers 1 and be two wins away from the title. 
Okay, Mohammed Amir who sustained an injury earlier in his knee won't be coming out to bat. So, that will be that. Deccan Gladiators have won the match by 62 runs. 
Thank you very much Isuru Udana says Odean Smith as he gets the last laugh. There is no way Kohler-Cadmore would miss that given the form he was with the bat. 
8.3 Odean Smith to Isuru Udana, OUT! GONE THIS TIME! Slower delivery on a short length on off, Udana backs away and miscues his pull over square leg without enough timing. Simplest of catches for Tom Kohler-Cadmore in the deep and the Tigers are one wicket away from being bundled out!

Isuru Udana c Tom Kohler-Cadmore b Odean Smith 33 (11b 5x4s 2x6s)
8.2 Odean Smith to Isuru Udana, FOUR MORE! Dug short in the channel outside off, Udana backs away and clogs it powerfully over the wide mid-off region as he clears the infield for the ball to roll to the fence.
8.1 Odean Smith to Isuru Udana, FOUR! A touch short and speared into the leg-stump, Udana lifts his front leg and helps it around the corner through the vacant long leg region for four.
A diving catch from the fielder at extra cover as Hasaranga completes his five-for. The 'keeper hugs Hasaranga as he knows he has done the damage.

Bangla Tigers need 71 runs to win from 12 balls. 
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70 /8 score
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cricket bat icon Isuru Udana
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cricket bat icon Vishnu Sukumaran *
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cricket ball icon Wanindu Hasaranga
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7.6 Wanindu Hasaranga to Vishnu Sukumaran, OUT! HE HOLES OUT! FIVE FOR HASARANGA! Flighted into a length on off, Vishnu hangs back and swings over mid-wicket without much timing before Najibullah in the deep dives forward to pull off an excellent catch. Oh Wanindu Hasaranga, can you do any wrong?

Vishnu Sukumaran c Najibullah Zadran b Wanindu Hasaranga 0 (4b 0x4 0x6)
7.5 Wanindu Hasaranga to Vishnu Sukumaran, RIPPER! Yet another top googly on a length at the stumps, Vishnu leans forward to nurdle it into the leg-side but the ball rips sharply past the edge as Moores whips out the bails. 
7.4 Wanindu Hasaranga to Vishnu Sukumaran, another googly on the leg-stump as he pulls his length back, Vishnu hangs back to nudge it back to the bowler's left.
7.3 Wanindu Hasaranga to Vishnu Sukumaran, tossed up full on middle and off, Vishnu takes the safe route as he strides forward in defense along the pitch.
Vishnu Sukumaran is the next batsman on the crease. A slip and leg slip in place. 
Faulkner comes, tries to hit a shot downtown, misses, and departs. Hasaranga has another chance to complete his hat-trick. Will he succeed this time?
7.2 Wanindu Hasaranga to James Faulkner, OUT! CASTLED! Hasaranga is all over the Tigers lineup like a cheap suit today - another googly on a good length at the stumps, Faulkner crouches slightly low for an almighty heave across the line. The only connection he makes is with thin air though as the ball crashes into the stumps yet again!

James Faulkner b Wanindu Hasaranga 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
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