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Team Abu Dhabi 95/9 (10 ov)
Deccan Gladiators 98/4 (9.4 ov)
Deccan Gladiators won by 6 wickets
Player of the match: Zahoor Khan
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Deccan Gladiators beat Team Abu Dhabi by 6 wickets!

A thoroughly professional performance from the Gladiators, who never backed down during the chase. Never did they look deterred in their pursuit of a modest 96 with their openers Mohammad Shahzad and Cameron Delport coming up with the goods early on. While Shahzad perished before the halfway mark for a well-made 21, Delport stuck around for a 26-ball 40 along with captain Kieron Pollard. Although it did look to be going down the wire for a bit, the Gladiators manage to get off the mark with a win today.

As for the bowling attack, Rohan Mustafa was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 1/14! While McCoy (0 for 20) and Overton (3 for 18) showed glimpses of their ability. It wasn't nearly enough to get them over the line against a well-oiled Deccan Gladiators unit, who were at with the bat and ball. The Gladiators are off the mark in this competition while Team Abu Dhabi get their chance at redemption tomorrow against the Qalandars! That's it from today's coverage of the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021. Join in for another triple-header tomorrow but until then, this is Dwijesh, along with my colleague Bala, signing off. Good Night and Take Care!
9.4 Jamie Overton to Sunil Narine, FOUR! Narine has sealed the game! Goes for the short one again, Narine backs away and slashes at it, gets a thick outside edge which runs fine to the thirdman boundary
Sunil Narine is the new man in!
9.3 Jamie Overton to Azam Khan, OUT! Everything is happening out here! Sharp short delivery from Overon, all Azam Khan manages is to get a glove onto that. Duckett takes a good diving catch behind the stumps
Prashant Gupta is the new man in!
9.2 Jamie Overton to Kieron Pollard, OUT! Short delivery from Overton, Pollard tries to muscle this over long-on but gets the top-edge, the fielder steadies himself and takes the catch inches before the boundary! 2 runs needed from 4 balls!
9.1 Jamie Overton to Azam Khan, full and straight on off and middle, heaves it away to deep square leg. They settle for a single. 2 needed off 5!
The Gladiators need 3 runs from the last six balls!

A decent over from Naveen but surely too late in the context of the game. Azam and Pollard look very calm in the middle as they near a win in this contest!

Jamie Overton is into the attack!
Over: 9 | Summary: 1 1 2 1w 0 1 1 Bowler: Naveen-ul-Haq Score: 93/2
8.6 Naveen-ul-Haq to Azam Khan, slower ball on a good length, short arm pull to deep mid-wicket for a single
8.5 Naveen-ul-Haq to Kieron Pollard, quick and short this time, pulls this all along the carpet to the fielder at cow corner fence
8.4 Naveen-ul-Haq to Kieron Pollard, slow loopy delivery right upto the batsman, deceives the batsman who manages to defend that back to the bowler
8.4 Naveen-ul-Haq to Kieron Pollard, attempted wide yorker becomes a wild yorker. Almost out of the turf that one
8.3 Naveen-ul-Haq to Kieron Pollard, full delivery on the off-stump, gets a thick inside edge and beats the short fineleg. But the ball doesn't have enough to beat the fielder to the boundary
8.2 Naveen-ul-Haq to Azam Khan, length ball outside the off-stump, pushes it through the off-side and gets off the mark
8.1 Naveen-ul-Haq to Kieron Pollard, SENSATIONAL! Slower short ball from Haq, Pollard muscles it to long-on. Shinwari jumps up high at the boundary and pulls it back with just one hand
The Gladiators need 10 runs from 12 balls!

TAB manages to drag this game into the ninth over although only the finishing touches remain in this game. Can Pollard finish off with a blitz?
Over: 8 | Summary: 1w 1 4 1 0 1 W Bowler: Rohan Mustafa Score: 86/2
7.6 Rohan Mustafa to Cameron Delport, OUT! Bang! Quick and right in the block, Delport can't dig this out and Mustafa strikes timber. He has a good yorker in his weaponry
7.5 Rohan Mustafa to Kieron Pollard, full delivery outside the off-stump, hits it hard down to long-off for a single
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