The wait is finally over as we have a result for the thrilling post-match 1 of the Inaugural DP World ILT20 season played between Dubai Capitals and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. Both teams Fought hard in the match and Dubai Capitals were brilliant in all three departments of match 1 in ILT20 2023.
Post Match Dubai Capitals vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Match 1 Highlights
Dubai Capitals won its first game by 73 runs. AbuDhabi Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bowl first. As it was the first game on the pitch in a long time, both teams wanted to bowl first. Openers were Joe Root and Robbin Uthappa, and Ravi Rampal started the proceedings from the bowling side.
Openers did a wonderful job in the powerplay. It was a slow start, but they managed to absorb the pressure. Rovman Powell played captains innings and scored 48 runs. That helped the team to reach the 186 mark.
Highlights of the Dubai Capitals vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Match 1 2023
The Dubai Capitals team’s batters had a strong performance, scoring 186 runs in the first innings. In the second innings, the bowlers made an early breakthrough by dismissing an Abu Dhabi Knight Riders key player Colin Ingram. Paul Stirling of the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders made a crucial half-century, keeping the team’s hopes alive. However, despite his efforts, the rest of the batting lineup could not provide adequate support, resulting in a disappointing outcome for the team.
The 2nd innings saw outstanding performances from the bowling side, with Captain Rovman Powell and all-rounder Sikander Raza leading the way. Their excellent bowling helped the team secure an easy victory over ADKR.
Man of the Match Between DC vs ADKR Match 1 of ILT20 2023
The man-of-the-match award was given to DC captain Rovman Powel on his all-around performance. He scored a quick 48 on 29 balls and took two crucial wickets, including paul Stirling who was on 53.
The Dubai Capitals camp is elated following their victory, as the team’s captain delivered a standout performance, and a winning combination was found for the remainder of the tournament.
Dubai Capitals captain Rovman Powell
Rovman Powell player of the match: “I think we went pretty well. The information the guys sent back while batting was very useful. We were trying to get to 150 because we thought that was a good total, but luckily we were able to get to 180. [On how they changed gears after first 10 overs] We know that spinners would be useful and they have two quality spinners in Sunil Narine and Akeal Hosein so we were just trying to save wickets for the back end and we did well. [On the two UAE bowlers] I thought they were excellent. We knew they would have to bowl four overs each and they showed there’s a lot of talent in the UAE. [On him bowling] Depends on the make up of the team. Today we had a bowler short so we knew me and Ravi Bopara had to bowl a few. I was good with the bat so I thought I’d bowl a few as well.”
Sunil Narine Captain of Abu Dhabi Knight Riders
“I think we started well [with the ball]. The first 10 overs were not that bad. But we bowled some loose deliveries. It was just the first game so hopefully we learn from it. See our mistakes and try to improve. The pitch was helpful, especially for the seamers. It swung and seamed so I think early wickets will be key in the tournament”
Without any doubt, that was a perfect start to the Dubai Capitals vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders match 1. Both teams put on a great show for the fans. But Dubai Capitals won by a high margin of 73 runs. Spectators enjoyed the high-quality performances and eagerly looked forward to more exciting matches in the ILT20.”