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109/7 (10)
60/10 (8.3)
DB won by 49 runs.
Player of the match: Dominic Drakes
 
That's all that she wrote for this game and at the end of it all, we know who our finalists are - Deccan Gladiators will play Delhi Bulls at the same venue tomorrow. Do join us for our coverage of the same while keeping yourselves up to date with all the other cricketing news and action from across the globe right here on Sportskeeda. Thank you so much for tuning into this game as we hope you enjoyed it just as much as we did bringing it to you. On behalf of my friend and co-commentator Bala, this is Sooryanarayanan humbly requesting you to mask up and get yourselves vaccinated in case you haven't already. Goodnight and take care!
Dwayne Bravo (Delhi Bulls Captain): Good to be in the final again. Last year we fell short. My second time with the franchise and so second chance to go the distance. It's a special side, especially the youngsters and the way they've stepped up. Deccan are a powerful team and they're going to come hard again. I'm proud of our guys irrespective of the result. It's another opportunity for us to go out there and enjoy ourselves while expressing ourselves. If they play well they beat us, if not we win. That's how a final is but we deserve to be here.
Dominic Drakes (Player of the Match): I've never got most wickets in a competition. It's fine. It's the confidence that Bravo gives me you know. He trusts me a lot.
23 off the first over was carnage. What ensued thereafter was beyond carnage though! And one of a completely different kind. Team Abu Dhabi can scarcely believe what they've had to endure tonight - a 110-run chase was surely not impossible for them? But this is how T10 cricket works - you just never know what might transpire on a given night. Especially, on the night of a knockout clash!

One after another, wickets fell like ninepins. Phil Salt and Liam Livingstone's departures threw a spanner into the works of the chase but that spanner was to be followed by an entire toolkit thereafter. The first over seemed to be an outlier in terms of both the runs conceded, as well as the fielding efforts of the Bulls. They were sloppy for that part alone and sublime thereafter - Sherfane Rutherford and Dwayne Bravo pulled off whatever came their way while Rahmanullah Gurbaz might have just successfully for the lead role in the next Superman movie!

Nothing, absolutely nothing went the way of Team Abu Dhabi and once the Universe Boss fell, the writing was on the wall. Poetically, the Bulls managed to bundle them out well inside the 9th over to seal a spot in the final. How good a collective effort it was with Dominic Drakes the man at the forefront of it again. They say 'left is right' and in Drakes and Fazalhaq Farooqi, the Bulls are blessed with two of the most consistent and talented ones at their disposal. Romario Shepherd found himself on a hat-trick as well before Adil Rashid then came on to complete the final proceedings.

Where did it go wrong? Team Abu Dhabi will ponder heavily over this one. It was a shocker - an absolute shocker to say the least. They were the team to beat in the competition but now, after a sorry batting performance, they find themselves out of the tournament. We have our finalists ready now: Deccan Gladiators will play Delhi Bulls in the summit clash tomorrow!
GAME, SET AND MATCH, to the Delhi Bulls! A 23-run first over was the only aberration post which they have steamrolled Team Abu Dhabi for a solly score of 60. Delhi Bulls win by 49 runs and set up a summit clash with the Deccan Gladiators tomorrow!
8.3 Adil Rashid to Sheldon Cottrell, OUT! That's it! Delhi Bulls are through to the final! Tosses it up asking Cottrell to take him on. He drags it across without a lot of timing. Holes out to Morgan at deep mid-wicket.

Sheldon Cottrell c Eoin Morgan b Adil Rashid 5 (7b, 1x4, 0x6)
8.3 Adil Rashid to Sheldon Cottrell, flights it wide trying to invite the batter. Goes well past the tramline though
8.2 Adil Rashid to Muhammad Farooq, flights it up full around the off-stump. Drives it down to long-off with a high elbow
8.1 Adil Rashid to Muhammad Farooq, tosses it up full on the off-stump. Gets well forward to defend
A slip in place.
Top stuff again from Farooqi! The Delhi Bulls are a solitary wicket away from sealing this and what a way it would be to storm into the finals with that final wicket - a statement like none other to the Deccan Gladiators who await them!
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58 /9 score
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cricket bat icon Sheldon Cottrell *
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cricket bat icon Muhammad Farooq
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cricket ball icon Fazalhaq Farooqi
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7.6 Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sheldon Cottrell, quick delivery angling in off a length. Cottrell misses the flick and gets hit on the thigh pad
7.5 Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sheldon Cottrell, off-cutter on a length close to the batter. Cottrell comes down the track and swings without making any contact
7.4 Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sheldon Cottrell, slower ball on a length outside off. Cottrell has a mighty heave across the line but makes no contact
7.3 Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sheldon Cottrell, slower ball full outside off. Cottrell gets the toe end of the bat and the ball rolls away straight to short thirdman
7.2 Fazalhaq Farooqi to Muhammad Farooq, full ball outside off. Pushes it to covers and gets off the mark
Muhammad Farooq, RHB, is the last man out in the middle. He will take strike.

There you go - a sullen looking dugout sums up the night for Team Abu Dhabi. This has been an inexplicable capitulation!
7.1 Fazalhaq Farooqi to Fidel Edwards, OUT! Bamboozles the batter. Slower off-cutter on a length. Hardly gets off the surface. Edwards backs away and tries to whack it across the line. The ball zips through and hits the leg-stick.

Fidel Edwards b Fazalhaq Farooqi 2 (5b, 0x4, 0x6)
Fazalhaq Farooqi [1-0-7-2] is back into the attack. He will bowl around the wicket.

Another over ticks by and with the kind of quality that the Bulls have in their attack, it has to be a formality hereon.