Delhi Bulls clinched its second successive victory by registering a nine-wicket win over Maratha Arabians, in just five overs, in the Abu Dhabi T10 match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday.
Electing to bowl, the Bulls restricted the Arabians to 87 for the loss of three wickets.
Bulls opener Evin Lewis smashed an unbeaten 55 off 16 balls to guide his side to the finishing line. The West Indian hit seven sixes and two fours.
Ravi Bopara remained unbeaten on 28.
Even Pravin Tambe, a seasoned IPL campaigner, could not break the 85-run stand between Bopara and Lewis.
Earlier, Abdul Shakoor, who was Arabians’ hero in the tournament opener, got out for a duck.
Brief scores: Maratha Arabians 87 for 3 in 10 overs (Mosaddek 35 n.o., Ahmadi 24; Amad Butt 1 for 7) lost to Delhi Bulls 89 for 1 in five overs (Evin Lewis 55 n.o., Ravi Bopara 28 n.o.; Yamin Ahmadzai 1 for 12) by nine wickets.
Qalandars beat Pune Devils
Qalandars trounced Pune Devils by nine wickets in the fourth match of the Abu Dhabi T10 at the Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium. Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s half century for Pune went in vain as the Qalandars reached the target of 109 in 7.1 overs.
Tom Banton top-scored for Qalandars with 45 to win the player of the match award.
Brief scores: Pune Devils 107 for 2 in 10 overs (Kohler-Cadmore 54, Darwish Rasooli 39 n.o.) Qalandars 108 for 1 in 7.1 overs (Banton 45).
Gladiators beat Team Abu Dhabi
Deccan Gladiators defeated Team Abu Dhabi by six wickets in the third contest of the day. Team Abu Dhabi was restricted to 95 for 9 in its 10 overs, with Zahoor Khan taking 3 for 13. The Gladiators reached their target with two balls to spare, Cameron Delport top-scoring with 40. Jamie Overton was the most successful Team Abu Dhabi bowler, taking 3 for 18.
Brief scores: Team Abu Dhabi 95 for 9 (Zahoor 3 for 13) lost to Deccan Gladiators 98 for 4 (Delport 40, Overton 3 for 18) by six wickets.