T10: Russell, Moores power Deccan Gladiators to big win – Abu Dhabi News
Captain Wahab Riaz set the tone for the Deccan Gladiators by dismissing Mohammad Shahzad and Bhanuka Rajapaksa within the very first over. Therafter, Perera (60 runs from 29 balls) and Bopara (51 runs from 26 balls) stored The Chennai Braves’ hopes alive by scoring boundaries at common intervals, nonetheless, they could not strike on the required fee. With 34 runs wanted from the final over, Odean Smith eliminated Perera and Bopara and ensured that the Deccan Gladiators picked up their two factors.
Earlier, Andre Russell (43 runs from 17 balls) and Tom Moores (47 runs from 17 balls) put up a scintillating show of batting to assist the Deccan Gladiators publish an enormous complete of their 10 overs. After the preliminary burst supplied by Tom Banton with an innings of 24 runs from 11 balls, Russell and Moores strung a partnership of 94 runs in simply 32 balls.
The big hitting Russell began the fireworks within the seventh over when he smacked Samiullah Shinwari for 2 sixes and a 4. In the subsequent over, Russell and Moores plundered 23 runs off Dhananjaya Lakshan’s bowling. The Deccan Gladiators had one other big over when Moores smashed Curtis Campher for 2 sixes and two fours, taking their rating to 137/3 on the finish of the ninth over. Moores struck one other six within the final over off Ravi Bopara’s bowling, which catapulted the Deccan Gladiators’ rating to 146/3.
Brief scores: Deccan Gladiators 146/3 (Tom Moores 47*, Andre Russell 43*, Munaf Patel 1-20) beat The Chennai Braves 122/4 (Angelo Perera 60, Ravi Bopara 51, Wahab Riaz 2-16) by 24 runs.