MI Emirates secured a comfortable victory in their first game vs the Sharjah Warriors, courtesy of strong performances in both bowling and batting. MI Emirates made a commanding performance against the Sharjah Warriors, posting a total of 204 runs on the board. With M. Wasim leading the way, top-scoring, and earning the title of man of the match, the Sharjah Warriors could not match their opposition’s performance and lost by a 49-run margin.
The Sharjah Warriors faced off against the MI Emirates in the second game of the DP World ILT20 at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, following a thrilling start to the tournament. Sharjah Warriors won the toss and, as expected, elected to bowl first. Moreover, the Sharjah Warriors and the MI Emirates almost had the same team combination of 4 seamers and 1 legspinner.
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MI Emirates vs Sharjah Warriors Match 2 Highlights of ILT20 2023
Post Match Results, Player of the Match in MI Emirates vs Sharjah Warriors match 2
MIAE 204/5 (20)
SW 155/9 (20)
MI Emirates won by 49 runs
Will Smeed and Muhammad Waseem started proceedings for the MI Emirates, while Naveen ul Haq and Chris Woakes were in charge of the bowling for Sharjah warriors.
MI Emirates began the powerplay with a bang, scoring 52 runs and only losing one wicket. This was because of the impressive performances of M Wasim and Fletcher. Muhammad Waseem played a key role in helping his team reach a score of 150 in just 15 overs.
After the fall of Andre Fletcher, Waseem teamed up with Nicholas Pooran to keep the score moving. However, the Sharjah warriors fought back in the last 5 overs, with Junaid Siddique taking 2 wickets in the 17th over.
But ultimately, MI Emirates captain Kieron Pollard and his fellow teammate Bravo sealed the show, helping the team reach a final score of 200.
1st Innings Top-scorer = M Waseem – 71(39)
1st Innings Best Bowler = Chris Woakes – (23-2)
MI Emirates continued their strong performance in the second innings by taking advantage of the powerplay with their left-arm pacers, Trent Boult and Fazalhaq Farooqi, who helped them restrict Sharjah warriors to 41 for the loss of two wickets.
Despite Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s efforts to form a partnership with captain Moeen Ali, the Sharjah warriors lost their third wicket at 53 runs due to the exceptional bowling of Dwayne Bravo, who dismissed Moeen Ali.
The Sharjah Warriors’ hopes were dashed as they lost several more wickets and ultimately lost the game by a large margin. The only good sign for the Sharjah warriors was Gurbaz taking on Farooqi and then later power-hitting by Chris woakes. But the damage was already done by MI Emirates bowlers.
2nd Innings Top-scorer = Chris Woakes – 62
2nd Innings Best Bowler = Imran Tahir – (26-3)
Player of the Match in MI Emirates vs Sharjah Warriors
In the second game of DP World ILT20 2023 between Sharjah warriors and MI Emirates, the man of the match award was given to M Waseem for his brilliant 71.
MI Emirates won this match by 49 runs courtesy of great batting performance by M Waseem, Nicholas Pooran, F Farooqui, and Imran Tahir. For more updates and unbiased analysis on all games of ILT20 2023, stay tuned with us.