Watch the highlights of Desert Vipers vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders at Zayed Cricket Stadium Abu Dhabi in match 9 of the International League t20. Looking for the first win, ADKR made one change against informing DTV. Knight Riders won the toss, and they opted to field first. Keep reading this article to get Desert Vipers and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders game highlights, post-match analysis, results, and man-of-the-match updates.
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders vs Desert Vipers Post Match 9 Highlights, Results and MOM
On a good batting track, Alex Hales and Rohan Mustafa opened the innings for DTV. While ADKR changed their bowling plan in the form of Andre Russel coming for the first over, that also worked for the Riders. Andre Russel took the wicket of Rohan Mustafa in the first over, but that was the only good news as Alex Hales, and Colin Munro took charge.
Both of these batters built a partnership of 164 runs. Colin Munro got out after making 56 runs on 41 balls, while at the other end, Alex Hales carried the bat till the end and made the first century of the ILT20, 2023. He made 110 runs on 59 balls.
Along with Hales’s heroics, cameos at the later stage of the innings by Rutherford and Curran helped the team to reach 219 total on the loss of 4 wickets. From the bowling side, the only notable performance came from Lahiru Kumara, who gave 31 runs and took 2 wickets.
Chasing a gigantic target ADKR lost their way in the start courtesy of excellent bowling by windies left-arm pacer Sheldon Cotrell who took 3 wickets and gave 13 runs in 4 overs. Knight Riders lost their first 5 batters in the power play. None of the batters could stay on wicket except Andre Russel, who finally got some runs. He made 57 on 29 balls, but that was never enough, and the team got out on 108 runs in 15.1 overs. That was a collective effort by the Vipers team, as both batters and bowlers did a wonderful job.
Man of The Match – ADKR vs. DTV
Alex Hales won the man of the match award for his brilliant maiden ILT20 century. He made 110 runs on 59 balls.
Result – Desert Vipers vs. Abu Dhabi Knight Riders
Desert vipers won the match by 111 runs courtesy majestic hundred by Alex Hales and a fifty by Colin Munro. In the bowling department, Cotrell and Hasaranga were the main performers for DTV.
Conclusion – ADKR vs DTV Post Match
That was the 4th defeat in a row for ADKR and, on the other side, 3rd victory in a row for DTV. ADKR have to look at their team combination and strategy if they want to qualify for playoffs. In contrast, the DTV combination will be quite happy after this satisfying performance.