ABU DHABI: Delhi Bulls’ Richard Gleeson returned with figures of 3-4, followed by their skipper Rovman Powell’s quick 37 guided their side to a seven-wicket victory over Bangla Tigers in the 13th Abu Dhabi T10 League match at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.
Bulls struck in the first over after opting to bowl, as Fazalhaq Farooqi bowled Chris Lynn on the third ball of the innings.
Naveen-ul-Haq castled Kusal Mendis in the next over, while Gleeson dismissed David Miller, Dasun Shanaka and Jordan Cox in one over to reduce the Tigers to 29-5.
Jordan Cox was the only notable contributor among the top five batters, scoring 19 runs off nine balls with the help of two boundaries and one six.
Daniel Sams then added 30 runs with Carlos Brathwaite for the seventh wicket before the latter was dismissed by Dwayne Bravo after scoring 21 off 17.
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Sams scored an unbeaten 20 runs from 15 balls with the help of two sixes to drag his team’s total to 81-7 in their 10 overs.
Other than Gleeson’s three wickets, Fazalhaq Farooqi picked two wickets.
While chasing a small target of 82, the Bulls lost three wickets in three overs with 22 runs on the board.
However, Rilee Rossouw and Powell helped their side stabilize after early blows from the Tigers and chased the total in only six overs without losing any other wicket.
Rossouw scored 21 runs from 11 balls, featuring one boundary and one six, while Powell scored a blistering 37 off 11, laced with four sixes and two boundaries.
Josh Little picked two wickets for the losing side.