In match 7 of the DP World International T20 League, Abu Dhabi Knight Riders and Desert Vipers were head to head at Dubai Internal Cricket Stadium. Hoping to register the first victory, ADKR went to the ground with a different strategy and team. Keep reading this article to get ADKR vs DV highlights, post-match analysis, results and man-of-the-match updates.
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ADKR) vs Desert Vipers (DTV) Post-Match 7 Highlights, Analysis, Man Of The Match, and Result
Desert Vipers won the toss and elected to field first. Brandon King and Lewis opened the innings for ADKR. The riders could have gotten a better start in the powerplay and lost two wickets in the first 3 overs. After that, they never took off and only made 133 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. The only notable performance from the riders’ camp came from King, who made 57 of 44 balls. World no.1 legspinner Hasaranga was the main performer for the vipers as he only gave 18 runs and took 3 important wickets. Overall, that was a collective effort from vipers bowlers.
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In the second innings, the Desert Vipers began their chase of 134 runs with a strong start, thanks to the opening partnership between Rohan Mustafa and Alex Hales. They made 39 runs in the power play. Although ADKR managed to take two quick wickets, Hales and Sam Billings’ responsible innings propelled the Vipers to victory, successfully chasing down the target in just 15.4 overs. Hales led the way with 64 runs off 47 balls, while Billings contributed 35 runs off 29 deliveries. The only bowlers from ADKR to perform well were Akeal Hosein and captain Sunil Narine, who could keep the runs scored against them to a minimum.
Man Of The Match – ADKR vs Desert Vipers
Srilankan leg spinner Wanindu Hasaranga was awarded man of the match. He took 3 wickets and gave away only 18 runs. During Post match ceremony, Hasaranga added, “I arrived just in time for this game after the India series and I am thrilled with the win. Winning the toss and bowling first on a slower pitch was a good decision. My strategy was to focus on building pressure by bowling dot balls. I am particularly happy that I was able to take wicket of dangerous player Russell.”
Result – Abu Dhabi Knight Riders vs Desert Vipers
Desert vipers won the match by 7 wickets against ADKR in match 7 of DP World ILT20 2023. The ADKR team lost their third match and still struggled to win the first match of the tournament.
The Desert Vipers easily dominated vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ADKR) in the chase. Mustafa and Hales set the tone early on, and the Knight Riders could not recover. Hosein was the only player who shone for the Knight Riders. Hales and Billings played it safe and took minimal risks during their 74-run partnership, which changed the game. Narine’s efforts were too late to change the ADKR’s fate.