Watch the highlights of DP World ILT20 final between the Desert Vipers vs Gulf Giants at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Gulf Giants team won the toss and opted to bowl first against Desert Vipers in the inaugural edition of the UAE T20 League final 2023.
DP World ILT20 Final between Desert Vipers vs Gulf Giants – Highlights, Results
The Gulf Giants team restricted the Vipers to 150 with disciplined bowling. The Vipers lost three early wickets in the Power Play. The DVT was once again denied an opportunity to win the game, as Alex Hales failed to score and Lyth couldn’t make a mark in his first game.
In the first innings of the final match, Hasaranga led the charge and cleaned up the bowlers. Billings supported him well and stitched 73 off 36 balls for the fifth wicket, which gave them a little momentum. But once Billings left, Hasaranga also went down in quick succession.
It was a good bowling performance by Brathwaite and Colin de Grandhomme. Qais Ahmad and Colin de Grandhomme also bowled well. The target was 147 runs by the Desert Vipers, which is a chasable score in the UAE surface.
In the second innings, it was a clinical finish to the run chase ensuring the Gulf Giants eased past the Desert Vipers with ease. The Giants had a difficult start with the bat, losing two wickets in the powerplay. It was Erasmus and Lynn who kept the scoreboard ticking. They stitched 73 runs for the third wicket and threatened to defeat the Vipers.
DVT vs GG ILT20 Final Match Results
The Gulf Giants won by 7 wickets against the Desert Vipers. And they are the champion of the inaugural edition of the DP World ILT20 2023. The target was 147 runs by Desert Vipers, and the Gulf Giants chased it down very easily and won the final by 7 wickets, While the Desert Vipers tried their best to defend the low target, and they were unable to do so.
DP World ILT20 2023 Awards
The ILT20 Trophy has been brought to the podium.
Carlos Brathwaite | Player of the Match
My big thanks to the staff. I am so proud of the team, and I am grateful for the opportunity. I enjoyed tonight. I had to remain calm in that situation, and Qais was calm as well, so that made it easier for me to run-out. It is a fantastic tournament. Because Erasmus, the Associate Player of the Year, did not play all the games, so many international players opted out, demonstrating the competition’s quality.
Chris Jordan | Best Bowler of the Season and Most Valuable Player:
(On the White Belt and Red Belt) Rather heavy, but I appreciate the opportunity to be in this position. I will definitely take the trophy over the belt. I enjoyed the atmosphere, one in which the guys were able to express themselves. I enjoyed my catches tonight. During our under-13 cricket days, Carlos bowled and I caught them. Andy has been excellent, there has been a good balance. We are happy to be champions as well, and we have good banter in the group.
Colin Munro | Losing Captain (Runner-ups)
In the first 7-8 overs with the bat, we faltered. They bowled really well. Credit to the Giants, who have been the form team throughout the tournament, beating us twice in the group stages and winning tonight. Throughout the tournament, the boys have been outstanding, they’ve backed me as a skipper, and they’ve had some great time off the field as well. Even at the end of my career, it’s been a great learning experience for me.
James Vince | Winning Captain of ILT20
This is an incredible feeling. The Desert Vipers, too, deserve congratulations, but only one team can win. Hasaranga batted well, taking some big wickets, but we fought back with the ball. It was a sticky surface, but Lynny proved his class tonight. The Gulf Giants and the Adani family have been very supportive of the young players.
DP World ILT20 2023 Post-Match Interviews
We are thrilled to be able to win the final of the DP World ILT20 2023; it’s great to see a large number of fans came out and support us. (On Brathwaite) He is an absolute champion with the ball and leads the team off the field.
Brathwaite is someone who can handle the big finals like this. He has done it before. I think he got on a roll tonight and wanted to own the night truly, and I believe he did exactly. He finished off the night with his dance. Gulf Giants are part of history; we can’t take it away from them.
As a team, we are thrilled to have won the finals. I am pleased with the way I bowled tonight. The coach and captain trusted in me and encouraged me to give my best.
Conclusion of the DP World ILT20 2023 Final
The Gulf Giants team won the ILT20 final match by 7 wickets and chased the 147 runs target against the Desert Vipers team. They are now the first champion of the UAE T20 2023. There was jubilation in the entire Gulf Giants camp!