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Bangla Tigers Seal Third Position With Convincing Win

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, the Qalandars got off to a decent start with opening batsman Luke Ronchi playing a fine cameo of 19 runs off just 9 balls. Bangla Tigers’ left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya bowled an excellent opening removing both Ronchi and Amjad Gul off consecutive deliveries. Dawid Malan scored 24 runs off 17 balls before getting dismissed by Kevin Koththigoda in the sixth over.

The pair of Phillip Salt and Peter Trego then batted really well to push their team towards a strong finish. Salt remained unbeaten till the end at 30 runs off 15 balls while Trego was 23 not out stitching an excellent stand of 57 runs to help the Qalandars finish with 109 for 3 in their quota of 10 overs. For the Bangla Tigers, Jayasuriya bowled very well as he picked two crucial wickets and gave away just 14 runs.

In the second innings, the Bangla Tigers got off to a great start as both their openers, Andre Fletcher and Rilee Rossouw came out with an aggressive mindset. The duo compiled a brilliant opening stand of 73 runs in just 5.5 overs to power the Bangla Tigers into a strong position in the run-chase. Rossouw played a crucial cameo knock of 31 runs off just 15 balls that included three fours and two sixes.

Andre Fletcher smashed an impressive standout innings of 52 runs off only 30 balls that consisted of four sixes and three fours. Things did became interesting towards the end as the Tigers lost quick wickets but captain Thisara Perera helped his team cross the line with a superb winning six. Bangla Tigers chased down the target with 2 balls to spare to seal the third spot on the points table of the Abu Dhabi T10 League.

Brief Scores

Qalandars: 109/3 in 10 overs (Phillip Salt-30*, Dawid Malan-24; Prabath Jayasuriya 2/14)

Bangla Tigers: 113/4 in 9.4 overs (Andre Fletcher-52, Rilee Rossouw-31; Jordan Clark 1/9)

Result: Bangla Tigers won the match by 6 wickets.