Dubai Capitals (DC) locked horns with MI Emirates (MIE) in match no. 13 of the International League T20 (ILT20) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday (January 22).
Asked to bat first, Dubai Capitals put up a huge complete of 222/3 with the assistance of their skipper Rovman Powell’s 97 off simply 41 deliveries. Joe Root (82) additionally contributed to the workforce’s complete. Meanwhile, Fazalhaq Farooqi and Kieron Pollard had been the one bowlers for MIE to choose a wicket.
During his storming knock, Powell smashed an MS Dhoni-like shot off Kieron Pollard‘s delivery, leaving everyone stunned. On the second ball of the 20th over, Pollard bowled a slower delivery towards the pad of the 29-year-old, which the latter sent over the boundary rope with a full-fledged helicopter shot.
Muhammad Waseem at the deep-mid wicket, attempted a jump and tried to push the ball in with one hand but failed to prevent the six. Fans on social media were thrilled to see the magical shot by Powell.
Here’s the video:
Rovman 𝘗𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 = Out of this Planet! 💪
— Zee Cricket (@ilt20onzee) January 22, 2023
In reply to DC’s gigantic complete, MIE didn’t begin properly and misplaced three wickets with simply 26 runs on board. Pollard shifted the gears and scored a quickfire 86 off simply 38 deliveries, however the efforts went in useless as his workforce misplaced the competition by 16 runs. Najibullah Zadran additionally scored a fiery 30 off 9 balls however sadly ended up on the shedding aspect.
On the opposite hand, Hazrat Luqman scalped two wickets for DC and gave away simply 24 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Powell picked up a wicket as properly and was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for his distinctive all-round efficiency.
MIE are presently positioned on the third place in the factors desk, whereas DC are on the fifth spot.