In game 23 of the International T20 league Inaugural season, Sharjah warriors faced off against Desert Vipers at Sharjah cricket stadium. Leading the points table Desert Vipers decided to go with a different strategy as they won the toss. This is the first time this season that team winning the toss opted to bat first. Keep reading to get Desert Vipers and Sharjah Warriors match 1st and 2nd innings highlights, post-match analysis, a man of the match, and result update.
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Highlights and Post-Match Analysis – DV Vs SW
Desert Vipers Alex Hales and Rohan Mustafa came for the opening on a tricky pitch in Sharjah. At the same time, Naveen Ul Haq and Junaid Siddique led the bowling department of warriors and gave a good start when Hales and Mustafa struggled to score freely. The Warriors got their first breakthrough when Alex Hales got out.
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Till 10 overs, the Vipers’ batters could only score easily, but after that, batters picked the momentum. In the later stage, Howll and Billings played some strokes and helped the team reach the 150 mark. It was a collective effort from the bowling side. Major contributions came from Naveen Ul Haq and Noor Ahmed.
Defending 149 on a tricky pitch Vipers did a brilliant bowling display and proved their decision right of choosing to bowl first. The Warriors lost both their openers early. After that, Stoinnis and Denly tried to build the partnership, but a magical spell from Luke Wood and Hasarnaga didn’t allow them to win it for warriors. Wickets kept felling, and the Vipers won this match by 22 runs.
Hasaranga and Luke Wood took 3 wickets each. Conversely, none of the batters could convert innings into a match-winning knock.
Man Of The Match – DV vs. SW
Wanindu Hasaranga was awarded the man of the match award for his magical spell at Sharjah cricket stadium. He took 3 wickets and gave away 13 runs.
Sharjah Warriors vs Desert Vipers – Match Result
Desert Vipers won the match against Sharjah Warriors by 22 runs. On a good bowling track, bowlers did a wonderful job for the vipers after putting up total fighting. Desert Vipers are on the top of the points table with a good run rate. It looks like their place in the top 4 is certain.