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Pooran’s 26-ball 89 powers Warriors to top

Nicholas Pooran plays a shot
Nicholas Pooran plays a shot

Nicholas Pooran’s power-packed 26-ball 89 helped Northern Warriors outplay Bangla Tigers by 30 runs in the 11th match of the Abu Dhabi T10 League match on Sunday.

It was raining sixes at the Zayed Cricket Stadium with Pooran smashing 12 maximums and three fours to help his side post the second-highest score of 162 for four in the tournament.

The Bangla Tigers chased bravely through their Skipper Andre Fletcher, who hit 53 runs off 28

balls with four boundaries and four sixes.

He was well backed by UAE’s Chirag Suri, who remained unbeaten on 42 but the side fell short

of the target by 30 runs, managing 132 for three in the stipulated 10 overs.

Sent to bat, the Warriors got off to a quick start picking 17 runs off the first over with opener Waseem Muhammad hitting two sixes off Mohammad Irfan.

Qais Ahmed, who bowled the fourth over, was hit for 23 runs. It included Pooran’s three sixes and one boundary.

The sixth over saw Pooran in full flow, hitting Mohammad Irfan for three successive sixes as the West Indian raced to his half-century in the seventh over off 17 balls.

Chief scores:

Northern Warriors: 162/4 in 10 overs (N.Pooran 89, L. Simmons 41, K. Janat 2/2)

Bangla Tigers: 132/3 in 10 overs (A. Fletcher 53,C. Suri 42).

Other matches:

Qualandars: 118/3 in 10 overs (S. Akhtar 71, T.Bantom 36)

Deccan Gladiators: 85/8 in 10 overs (M.Shahzad 27, C. Jordan 3/8).

Pune Devils: 129/4 in 10 overs (T. Kohler-Cadmore 61 n o, O. McCoy 2/9)

Team Abu Dhabi: 130/5 in 8.3 overs (J. Overton 38, J. Clarke 29). (Agencies)