Northern Warriors storm to T10 League title after big win over Pakhtoons

Ajit Vijaykumar 22:19 02/12/2018
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Northern Warriors won the second edition of the T10 League.

Northern Warriors gave another glimpse of their awesome hitting power as they stormed to a 22-run win in the final of the T10 League against Pakhtoon team in Sharjah on Sunday.

The Warriors posted an imposing 140-3, with Caribbean batsman Rovman Powell leading the way with 61 from just 25 deliveries, an innings that included eight hits to the fence and four over it.

Fellow West Indies player Andre Russel played his part, hitting 38 from just 12 deliveries as the Warriors put in yet another masterful batting display.

Earlier in the tournament, the Warriors had set the record for the highest total in 10-over cricket when they amassed 183-2 against the Punjabi Legends. Sunday was the perfect day for the Warriors batsmen to flex their muscle once again.

In reply, the Pakhtoons were always playing catch up. They put up a good fight but could only reach 118-7. Off-spinner Chris Green was the star of the show with the ball for Warriors, picking up 2-11 while all-rounder Hardus Viljoen picked up 2-24.

Earlier, Bengal Tigers defeated Maratha Arabians by six wickets with five balls to spare to secure the third position in the T10 League.

West Indies batsman Sherfane Rutherford scored 46 off 21 balls with six sixes and one four to take his team over the finish line after the Arabians posted 121-6 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

The Arabians were powered by English batsman Adam Lyth’s 52 off 24 balls, while hard-hitting batsman Hazratullah Zazai smashed 39 off 15 balls but it wasn’t enough to secure a win.

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