ABU DHABI: Deccan Gladiators’ Tom Kohler-Cadmore played a blistering 69-run knock to guide them to a dominant eight-wicket victory over Northern Warriors in the 21st Abu Dhabi T10 League match at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.
Deccan Gladiators after opting to bowl reduced Northern Warriors to 12-3 in the second over.
Pace bowler Nuwan Thushara led the destruction with a triple-wicket over which saw Kennar Lewis and Hazratullah Zazai getting their stumps uprooted before Josh Cobb was run out.
James Neesham and Angelo Mathews (29) then joined hands and raised a 50-run stand for the fourth wicket to push the team’s total to 62 before the latter was removed by Thushara.
Thushara extended his wicket’s tally to four as he dismissed Azmatullah Omarzai in the same over as Mathews.
Neesham then added 31 runs with Rahul Chopra before getting out on the penultimate ball of the innings after scoring 31 off 23 with one boundary and one six.
Chopra remained unbeaten at 14 runs from seven balls with two boundaries and one six to see the Warriors finishing their ten overs with a total of 100-6.
Thushara was the only wicket-taking bowler among Gladiators with brilliant figures of 4-12.
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In response, Deccan Gladiators’ opening batter Tom Kohler-Cadmore gave his side a flying start as he hit Angelo Mathews for 26 runs in the first over.
Cadmore’s opening partner Nicholas Pooran was dismissed by Sultan Ahmed in the third over with 45 runs on the board.
However, Cadmore continued his onslaught from the other end, hitting 23 runs to Tabraiz Shamsi in the next over completing his half-century in the process.
Shamsi got the wicket of Andre Fletcher in the next over after Fletcher sent the first ball out of the park.
Andre Russell joined destructive Cadmore on the crease and ended the game in style with a six off James Nasheem on the first ball of the seventh over.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore top-scored with a blistering 69 runs innings from 19 balls, featuring four boundaries and eight sixes.
Tabraiz Shamsi and Sultan Ahmed were the only wicket-takers for the Warriors with one wicket each.