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George Garton’s All-Round Show Takes Qalandars Over The Line

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, Delhi Bulls got off to a disappointing start losing the wicket of Angelo Mathews quite early in the first over itself. Kusal Perera also got out pretty soon and wickets started to fall on a regular basis from that time. None of the Delhi Bulls’ batters took the responsibility to bat through the innings.

From 23 for 1, suddenly the Delhi Bulls collapsed to 46 for 6 and things were looking very bleak for them. However, spin bowling all-rounder Mohammad Nabi then played a crucial innings of 48 runs off just 21 balls that included four sixes and three fours which helped the Delhi Bulls finish with 98 for 8 in their quota of 10 overs. For the Qalandars, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Lahiru Kumara and George Garton picked two wickets each.

In the second innings, Qalandars loss the early wicket of Phillip Salt with just 6 runs on the scoreboard. Just like the opposition, the Qalandars also lost wickets on regular basis which is why their innings never really picked momentum. Tom Kohler-Cadmore smashed a crucial cameo of 27 runs off just 12 balls.

The required run-rate kept on increasing pretty quickly and things became quite difficult for the lower-order batters. However, towards the end, George Garton scored 10 runs in the final over to help the Qalandars cross the finishing line with an emphatic victory. For the Delhi Bulls, Zaheer Khan and Waheed Ahmed scalped two wickets each.

Brief Scores

Delhi Bulls: 98/8 in 10 overs (Mohammad Nabi-48; George Garton 2/9, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2/9)

Qalandars: 104/7 in 9.5 overs (Tom Kohler-Cadmore-27; Zaheer Khan 2/8, Waheed Ahmed 2/18)

Result: Qalandars won the match by 3 wickets.