MI Emirates beat Dhananjaya by one run in the last over.
- Sharjah Warriors beat Dubai Capitals by seven wickets in Dubai thanks to a blazing 106 not out off only 47 deliveries from Tom Kohler-Cadmore. This performance overshadowed Joe Root’s unbroken 80 off only 54 for the visitors. After losing their first three ILT20 games, the Warriors finally broke through with their first victory after chasing down 178 in just 14.4 overs.
- Fast starters Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Kohler-Cadmore added 47 runs before the former was dismissed by Akif Raja in the fourth over of the chase. In the ensuing 48-run stand for the second wicket, Dawid Malan contributed only nine runs as Kohler-Cadmore went off the rails. A 29-run over from Mujeeb Ur Rahman helped the Warriors reach 95 in the power play, and it included two sixes and four fours. Kohler-Cadmore kept his cool after the dismissals of Malan and Moeen Ali, reaching his century off of just 46 balls and capping it off with a six—his sixth six and tenth four of the innings.
- Before Root and Dan Lawrence put on 82 runs off 59 deliveries for the third wicket, the Capitals lost Robin Uthappa and Chirag Suri quickly after being summoned to bat. Rovman Powell secured quick runs by scoring 44 off 27 in a 74-run partnership with Root after Lawrence was bowled for 34. But Kohler-brilliant Cadmore’s innings meant that the total of 177 wasn’t enough.
- The final result was Sharjah Warriors 182 for 3 in 14.4 overs (Tom Kohler-Cadmore 106 not out, Joe Denly 29 not out, and Akif Raja 2 for 35) against Dubai Capitals 177 for 4 in 20 overs (Joe Root 80 not out, Rovman Powell 44 not out, and Chris Woakes 2 for 35).
- Teams: Abu Dhabi Knight Riders vs. MI Emirates
- Despite Dhananjaya de Silva’s 65, MI Emirates beat Abu Dhabi Knight Riders on the last ball of the game thanks to clutch hitting from their middle order. Andre Fletcher struck 50, and Kieron Pollard (31 off 23), Najibullah Zadran (35* off 17), and Dwayne Bravo all contributed important innings as their team chased down 171 to win. The victory was MI’s third in a row, extending their undefeated streak, while the Knight Riders dropped to 0-5.
- Fletcher and Nicholas Pooran put together a 55-run stand to keep the chase alive after Muhammad Waseem and Will Smeed both went down in the power play. Soon after Fletcher crossed 50, he was out lbw to Lahiru Kumara, and the partnership was broken. Andre Russell took out Pooran. Before Sunil Narine took the wicket of the MI skipper in the 19th over, both Pollard and Zadran hit some crucial fours. With 20 needed off Russell’s final over, the game was on a knife’s edge. With one out and one ball remaining, Bravo hit a six and a four, and then Zadran smacked a six of his own. Zadran also helped MI to a thrilling victory by hitting the final ball over the boundary.
- After MI elected to bowl, the first batter to face Trent Boult was Kennar Lewis, whom he promptly bowled for a duck. Raymon Reifer was run out after scoring 3 runs off 9 balls, while Brandon King exited after a sluggish 13-ball 6. However, De Silva kept up a steady scoring rate, and he was aided by teammate Sri Lankan Charith Asalanka as they added 45 runs in just 23 balls. Before Asalanka was bowled by Pollard, De Silva reached 50 off of 31 balls during this stand. With de Silva out of the game, the Knight Riders’ momentum stalled and they were only able to add 45 runs in the final five overs, with Narine remaining not out on 28 runs off of 18.
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