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Watson And Pretorius Help Deccan Gladiators Register First Win

After losing the toss and being put in to bat first, Bangla Tigers lost the key wicket of their opening batsman Andre Fletcher quite early in just the second over. Rilee Rossouw played a crucial cameo of 26 runs off 12 balls before getting dismissed by Mason Crane. However, at the other end, Colin Ingram continued to take the attack to the Deccan Gladiators’ bowlers.

Ingram and Pretorius get into action

Ingram scored 37 runs off 21 balls that included four big sixes, however, his wicket twisted the game upside down. Miguel Pretorius bowled a brilliant over in which he removed both the dangerous batsmen, Ingram and Thisara Perera.

Towards the end, David Wiese and Robert Frylinck helped Bangla Tigers finish with a competitive total of 108 runs on the board. For the Deccan Gladiators, Pretorius picked a total of three wickets and gave just 10 runs in his two overs.

In the second innings, Deccan Gladiators got off to a disappointing start losing the wicket of Mohammad Shahzad in the very first over. The pair of skipper Shane Watson and Anton Devcich then joined hands to steady the Gladiators’ innings. The duo added 62 runs for the second wicket partnership before Devcich got out in the sixth over.

Watson leads the Gladiators from the front

Watson played yet another captain’s knock of 41 runs off 25 balls to put his team in a strong position. However, David Wiese pulled things back as Andre Fletcher took an amazing catch near the boundary rope. Towards the end, Daniel Lawrence played a crucial cameo of 15 runs off 8 balls to guide Deccan Gladiators to an impressive victory.

Brief Scores

Bangla Tigers: 108/5 in 10 overs (Colin Ingram-37, Rilee Rossouw-26; Miguel Pretorius 3/10)

Deccan Gladiators: 109/4 in 9.5 overs (Shane Watson-41, Anton Devcich-27; David Wiese 2/15)

Result: Deccan Gladiators won the match by 6 wickets.