Bravo and Tahir are stars for MI, but Sharjah Warriors remain without a win.
MI Emirates easily reached a modest goal with almost three overs left.
On Tuesday (January 17), MI Emirates easily defeated Sharjah Warriors in the rematch. Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir were instrumental in the victory. Since they were punished for their poor batting performance, the Warriors are still winless after this loss.
- After Rahmanullah Gurbaz hit two fours in the first over off Trent Boult, the New Zealand fast bowler got the last laugh with a bouncer in the following over. Warriors were 59/1 after only six overs because to four boundaries hit by Tom Kohler-Cadmore off of Fazalhaq Farooqui. From this point on, they would have hoped to give their opponent an impossible total to beat. However, after a good start, scoring slowed significantly, and the bowlers dominated the rest of the innings.
- Moeen Ali found the long on fielder in the very next over after Bravo removed Dawid Malan, which sparked a collapse. Even though he was well over fifty at the time, the elderly Kohler-Cadmore was sent to the castle when he misread a communication from Tahir. Four batsmen were dismissed in a span of 20 runs, and Bravo was the one who did the damage by dismissing Joe Denly and Mohammad Nabi in the same over. In fact, not even 140 would have been broken if Paul Walter hadn’t made a surprise appearance at the very end.
- MI Meanwhile, Emirates maintained a constant pursuit. Before being dismissed by Junaid Siddique, Will Smeed hit the boundary four times in the first three overs and twice more before being run out. However, Muhammad Waseem once again came to the rescue. Waseem batted calmly despite the low aim of 147, like he had done in their previous match just a few days earlier when he scored 71 against this attack.
- With the help of a six and a four from Walter, Waseem steadily reached 40, and Nicholas Pooran finished off the over with a streaky boundary, knocking off 15 runs. Then, Nabi used a female overpower to get rid of Waseem, Pooran, and Kieron. In the next three overs, Pollard blasted four sixes, significantly reducing the equation. After Pollard inside-edged one onto his stumps, it didn’t make much of a difference since Pooran finished the job in the next over to help MI to a convincing victory.
- The final score was MI Emirates 147 for 4 off 17.1 overs (Muhammad Waseem 40, Nicholas Pooran 39 not out, Junaid Siddique 2/24) versus Sharjah Warriors 146 for 7 off 20 overs (Tom Kohler-Cadmore 55, Paul Walter 28 not out; Dwayne Bravo 3/25, Imran Tahir 2/17).