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T10 League: Bengal Tigers vs Maratha Arabians Live Score, Match Updates & Commentary

Live updates from the game between the Bengal Tigers and the Maratha Arabians
Updated: 23 November 2018 21:19 IST - Published: 23 November 2018 04:10 IST
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There is no doubt as to who will be the man-of-the-match in the game. It is Hazratullah Zazai for sure.

Bengal Tigers will stay second in Group B standings despite the loss, while the win has helped Maratha Arabians climb to third spot.

The Sharjah Cricket Ground will now get ready for the third match of tonight, where Northern Warriors will take on the Punjabi Legends in yet another Group B encounter.

As usual, we will be with you guys, switch tabs to follow live commentary of the next game as well. Until then, we are taking a short break, so see ya soon!
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A look at the scorecard is not really necessary, though we proceed to do it now:

Arabians reply batting to 91 runs:
92/1 after 8.2 overs.

Hazratullah Zazai 76 off 35, 10 fours, 4 sixes.
Hales 15 not out off 13, 1 four.

Tigers bowling:
Zaheer Khan 1-0-10-1.

Mohammad Nabi 1.2-0-12-0.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2-0-18-0.
Morne Morkel 2-0-19-0.
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Nabi comes to bowl the ninth over, which lasts not more than two balls, by when Rashid strikes the needed single to help the Arabians reach the shores of victory.

That was a win by 9 wickets, for the Maratha Arabians.

Arabians 92/1 after 8.2 overs.
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Wicket! Oh fortune, thou art a heartless creature.

Needing 1 run to win, Zazai and no one less, holes out to Wessels. That was unfortunate.

Zazai 76(35) c Wessels b Zaheer, 7.6 overs.

His two back-to-back fours with the winning target nine runs away, made the scores level when this mishap occurred. Now Rashid Khan will replace him, for the one run needed to win.
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 Yamin with a fortune-reversal here. Yesterday it was back-to-back wickets for him, today it has been replaced with sixes.

Maratha Arabians for the win now, definitely.
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The Afghan batsman has decided that he wants an upgrade now. Upgrades from his usual fours, to sixes, slapping three of them in a row against the Pak bowler. Also brings up his fifty in the process. He is on a good nick here, brought the landmark up in his 27th ball, and has since crossed the 60-mark. 23 runs from the over, all of it from Zazai.

Arabians 81/0 after 7 overs.

Zaheer Khan replaces Morne Morkel with the ball now.
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Eight runs from the over. The sixth over in a row, to feature a Zazai four.

Arabians 58/0 after 6 overs.

Aamer Yamin will be re-introduced to bowl at this stage.
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Alex Hales can't wait any longer. Shows his allegiance to his partner with a boundary to long off. The last ball sees yet another Zazai boundary that brings up the fifty fir the team, as the innings gets halfway. 11 runs from the over.

Arabians 50/0 after 5 overs. Need another 42 in another 5 overs.

Morne Morkel comes back to bowl his second and last over.
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Zazai comes, Zazai bats, Zazai hits boundaries. Again. He accounts for 10 of the 11 runs scored by the Arabians in this over. The chase is going good, I must say.

Arabians 39/0 after 4 overs.

Mohammad Nabi will be the new bowler in.
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Zazai continues to take up the majority of the strike, and continues to hit fours too. Six runs added in total.

Arabians 28/0 after 3 overs.

South African pacer Morne Morkel will bowl now.
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Zazai shows Yamin who's the boss, with a couple of fours. Ten runs added to the score in total.

Arabians 22/0 after 2 overs.

Mujeeb will bowl his second over now.
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Zazai wants to get this done fast, it seems. A six and a four, back-to-back, off his young national teammate. Both batsmen run a single each, as well, to take the score to 12.

Arabians 12/0 after 1 over.

And we're straightaway introduced to Aamer Yamin.
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Aaaaand we're back.

Hazratullah Zazai and Hales will open the Maratha batting, while Mujeeb Ur Rahman is in charge of the Tigers' opening over.
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As you all undestand, having gotten a grip of the T-10 league, 92 seems a below-par target which the Arabians may easily chase.

But then, we have also seen what the bowlers can do in this format. Aamer Yamin, for instance, bowled a wicket-maiden with four wickets off consecutive balls, and he is definitely one of those who is going to challenge the Arabains to the maximum.

The chase will begin soon, do stay connected with us.
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Taking a brief look at the scorecard here.

Tigers batting: 91/7 in 10 overs.
Roy 27 off 15, 2 fours, 2 sixes.
Yamin 17 not out off 13, 1 four, 1 six.
Nabi 16 off 10, 2 sixes.
Rutherford 15 off 7, 2 sixes.

Arabians bowling:
Faulkner 2-0-14-2.
Bravo 2-0-15-1.
Rashid 2-0-17-1.
van der Merwe 2-0-21-1.
Gleeson 2-0-24-1.
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That's the end of the Tigers' innings.

Tigers 91/7 after 10 overs.
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Richard Gleeson, who gave away 16 runs in his first over, comes to bowl the last over.

A six over mid-wicket by Yamin makes sure that a 90+ score is achieved, but Gleeson keeps things largely silent as the batsmen are able to score only two more runs in the rest of the over.

And he caps things off with a wicket! Chirag Suri caught by Alex Hales.

Suri 10(9) c Hales b Gleeson, 91/7 in 9.6 overs.
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Aamer Yamin finds the ropes at extra-cover, but the duo fails to score anything more than that and just a couple of singles. Will they make it to 100? Even that may not be sufficient...

A good over by Bravo.

Tigers 83/6 after 9 overs.
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Chirag Suri hits a four and along with Yamin, adds five more runs in the other five balls.

Tigers 77/6 after 8 overs.

Dwayne Bravo will bowl the penultimate over.
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Nabi threatened Rashid with a six there, but the bowler had the last laugh, cleaning him up the very next ball. Altogether 9 runs scored in the over, in addition to the fallen wicket.

Tigers 68/6 after 7 overs.

van der Merwe is back with the ball.
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Wicket! Rashid gets his national teammate deceived. Mohammad Nabi, clean bowled. He could have been a dangerous batsman towards the end, but no more.

Nabi 16(10) b Rashid, 66/6 in 6.4 overs.

Chirag Suri will walk in now.
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Brilliant over from the Aussie. Just the three runs, and a wicket. Tides shifting to the Maratha Arabians?

Tigers 59/5 after 6 overs.

Rashid Khan will bowl now.
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Wicket! Kevon Cooper rests safe in van der Merwe's hands. Second Tigers' batsman to go for a duck tonight.

Cooper 0(2) c van der Merwe b Faulkner, 57/5 im 5.3 overs.

Aamer Yamin comes to the crease.
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Nine runs given away in that over, including a Mohammad Nabi six, but the two wickets that fell take the advantage away from the batting team.

Tigers 56/4 after 5 overs.

Faulkner will come back for his second over.
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Wicket again! Sam Billings has been run-out! He will go for a golden duck.

Billings 0(1) run-out by van der Merwe, 49/4 in 4.4 overs.

Kevon Cooper replaces him at the crease.
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Wicket of his first ball, "Bravo"! In-form Roy holes out to James Vince.

Roy 27(15) c Vince b Bravo, 47/3 in 4.1 overs.

Mohammad Nabi is the new batsman.
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Wicket of the last ball! After a slight sizzle, Rutherford's fire has extinguished. Sam Billings is the new batsman.

Rutherford 15(7) b Faulkner, 47/2 in 3.6 overs.

The over produced 11 runs, including a Rutherford six before he got dismissed.

Tigers 47/2 after 4 overs.

Dwayne Bravo comes in to bowl now.
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Jason Roy continues to be in the best of form, smashing a six yet again - that too in a no-ball, but he failed to utilise the subsequent free-hit. Rutherford joined the party with a biggie from himself in the fifth ball. He had replaced the dismissed Wright in the last over.

Tigers 36/1 after 3 overs.

James Faulkner comes into the attack in place of van der Merwe.
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Roy smashes a four to sweeper cover in the second ball and a six to long on off the last ball, to express his intent. But Wright's wicket has put a dampener on the Tigers.

Tigers 20/1 after 2 overs.

Richard Gleeson replaces Rashid Khan with the ball.
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Wicket! Luke Wright departs, sending a catch straight to Alex Hales.

Wright 3(5) c Hales b van der Merwe, 14/1 in 1.4 overs.
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Jason Roy gets things cracking with a four of the first ball itself. Himself and Wright add four more runs in the rest of the over.

Tigers 8/0 after 1 over.

van der Merwe is the new bowler.
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Well, so here the match gets underway.

Jason Roy and Luke Wright in for Bengal. Rashid Khan will begin bowling for Arabians.
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So we have two Indians playing today, pace legend Zaheer Khan for Bengal and batsman S.Badrinath for Arabians.
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Playing XIs:

Bengal Tigers:
Jason Roy, Chirag Suri, Kevon Cooper, Mohammad Nabi, Aamee Yamin, Luke Wright, Sam Billings (wk, c), Sherfane Rutherford, Zaheer Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Morne Morkel.

Maratha Arabians:
Hazratullah Zazai, Alex Hales, Kamran Akmal (wk), James Vince, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Dwayne Bravo (c), James Faulkner, Roelof van der Merwe, Richard Gleeson, Zahoor Khan, S Badrinath, Adam Lyth and Amir Hayat.
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TOSS:

The Maratha Arabians have won the Toss and elected to field first.
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Good evening folks, Welcome back to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the 2018 T-10 League.

Back-to-back games are hardly a problem in the T10 league - with only 10 overs a side, the load on both the bowlers and the batsmen is reduced. With such a condensed schedule, we hence have both the Maratha Arabians and Bengal Tigers playing in their second night in a row. The Arabians will look to rectify the mistakes from their previous game's 43-run drubbing by the Punjabi Legends, while the Bengal Tigers will be looking to continue their run from the 36-run win against the Northern Warriors.

The Arabians would want to get past the batting collapse in the last game, where Richard Gleeson and Alex Hales' efforts were nullified by Chris Jordan and Zahir Khan.

On the other hand, the Tigers will primarily thank breezy knocks from Jason Roy and an astonishing four wickets in four balls by Aamer Yamin, who took the heart out of Northern Warriors' chase in the previous game, and hope that their squad is in the same form tonight as well. Their middle-order is laregly untested, and they would hope that the likes of Hales and Sherfane Rutherford would do well.

The current points table at Group B shows the Tigers in at 2nd behind Punjab, with 2 points from 1 game, while Maratha Arabians languish at the bottom of the table with account yet to be opened and a hefty negative 8.2 for net run-rate. Let's wait for today's result and see what it does to the point table.

Here are the squads (from):

Maratha Arabians:
Rashid Khan, James Faulkner, Alex Hales, Dwayne Bravo, Kamran Akmal, Lasith Malinga, James Vince, Liam Livingstone, Brendan Taylor, Adam Lyth, Roelof can der Merwe, Najibullah Zadran, Richard Gleeson, Zahoor Khan, Amir Hayat, and S Badrinath.

Bengal Tigers
Sunil Narine, Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Asif Ali, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Morne Morkel, Aamir Yamin, Mohammad Nabi, Kusal Perera, Sherfane Rutherford, Kevon Cooper, Rayad Emrit, Ali Khan, Chirag Suri, Mohammed Usman, and Zaheer Khan.