Australia batter Chris Lynn scored an unbeaten half-century to information Gulf Giants to the inaugural International League T20 title on the Dubai International Stadium. Gulf Giants defeated Desert Vipers by 7 wickets within the ultimate.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Feb 13, 2023 00:03 IST
Gulf Giants beat Desert Vipers by 7 wickets (Courtesy: Gulf Giants Twitter)
By India Today Web Desk: Australia batter Chris Lynn scored an unbeaten half-century to information Gulf Giants to the inaugural International League T20 title on the Dubai International Stadium. Gulf Giants defeated Desert Vipers by 7 wickets within the ultimate.
James Vince gained the toss for the Gulf Giants and opted to discipline first. Desert Vipers bought off to the poor begin with star-opener Alex Hales being dismissed by Carlos Brathwaite within the second over. Opener Rohan Mustafa additionally couldn’t maintain onto his wicket for lengthy, and was run out in the identical over to go away the Vipers reeling at 13/2.
Adam Lyth couldn’t transfer the scoreboard a lot as Colin de Grandhomme despatched him again to the pavilion within the fifth over. Chris Jordan supplied the Giants with an necessary breakthrough, dismissing Vipers captain Colin Munroe for simply 6 runs.
Wicket-keeping batter Sam Billings, together with Sri Lanka all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga bought the Vipers again within the recreation with a 72-run partnership. However, Billings couldn’t maintain on to his wicket for lengthy and was dismissed by Braithwaite after scoring 31 runs off 29 balls. Hasaranga accomplished a quick-fire half-century earlier than Qais Ahmad despatched him packing. Hasaranga was the top-scorer for the Vipers, amassing 55 runs in 27 deliveries.
Ahmed then dismissed Luke Wood, earlier than Braithwaite cleaned up England’s Tom Curran as Desert Vipers ended their innings with 146/8 after 20 overs.
In the second innings, Luke Wood dismissed Vince within the fourth over, earlier than Curran cleaned up Colin de Grandhomme to peg the Giants again. However, Chris Lynn had different plans in thoughts. The right-hander shaped an necessary 73-run partnership with wicket-keeping batter Gerhard Erasmus.
Lynn went on to finish his half-century as he, alongside West Indian batter Shimron Hetmyer, to information the Giants to a 7 wicket win with 8 balls remaining. Lynn top-scored for the Giants, scoring 72 runs off 50 balls, whereas hitting 9 boundaries and a six. Meanwhile, Hetmyer scored 25 runs off 13 balls because the Giants lifted the inaugural ILT20 trophy.
Feb 13, 2023