Jamaica’s Rovman Powell hit one other half-century in a late Thursday recreation (*70*) assist the Warriors pose a difficult 128, but it surely was Bulls’ opener Gurbaz who attacked the bowling from the phrase go. His 116-run opening stand with England cricketer Luke Wright ensured that the Bulls had been all the time forward of their chase and had minimal issue in notching their fourth win within the event.
Wright got here out (*70*) open and commenced properly, but it surely was the 19-12 months-previous Gurbaz who hogged the limelight by placing on show his whole vary of pictures in opposition to the Warriors’ bowling assault. Wright supplied Gurbaz the proper help, discovering the boundary rope from time (*70*) time (*70*) take his workforce (*70*) 76 with none loss on the midway mark.
Facing Oshane Thomas within the seventh over, Gurbaz introduced up his half-century with a six on the off-aspect from simply 24 balls. His flick of the wrist six on the following ball took his workforce (*70*) the triple-determine mark.
The diminutive proper-hander ended the over with one other superb six, leaving the Bulls with solely 21 (*70*) get of the ultimate three overs. Though Gurbaz and Shepherd received out in fast succession, Wright with the skilled Eoin Morgan steered the Bulls (*70*) security with the English white-ball skipper ending the match with a six on the penultimate supply.
Earlier, Delhi Bulls gained the toss and determined (*70*) bowl. Unlike the earlier night the place Moeen Ali and Kennar Lewis lit up the Sheikh Zayed Stadium with a century partnership, the duo was separated on the second ball of the innings when Lewis fell (*70*) Sheraz Ahmed.
Samit Patel within the firm of Ali tried (*70*) restore the harm however fell prey (*70*) Adil Rashid’s guile within the fourth over. On the primary ball of the following over, Ali was caught spectacularly by Eoin Morgan within the outfield when he miscued a pull.
For the umpteenth time on this event, Warriors’ skipper Powell arrived on the crease along with his workforce staring down the barrel. He took no time (*70*) get going although and took 17 runs from Romario Shepherd’s over. His confidence appeared (*70*) rub off on (*70*) Ross Whiteley who dispatched Rashid’s leg-spinners for consecutive boundaries within the subsequent over.
Powell continued meting out extreme punishment (*70*) Shepherd’s half-trackers, hitting him for a hat-trick of sixes earlier than Whiteley additionally joined the celebration with a six of his personal. Farooqi dismissed Whiteley (*70*) convey an finish (*70*) an entertaining 66-run partnership earlier than Powell fell within the penultimate over for 56. Umair Ali hit a few massive hits throughout his transient keep on the crease (*70*) take the Warriors (*70*) 128.
Brief scores: Northern Warriors 128/6 (Rovman Powell 56, Ross Whiteley 26; Shiraz Ahmed 2/22) misplaced (*70*) Delhi Bulls 133/2 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz 70, Luke Wright 40 not out; Umair Ali 1/19) by eight wickets.