We have perfect team combos: Team Abu Dhabi’s Liam Livingstone – Abu Dhabi News
Livingstone scored 68 runs off 23 balls on Saturday, bludgeoning 35 runs from the penultimate over bowled by Josh Little, making certain a complete of 132/5, which proved an excessive amount of for the Northern Warriors.
“I’d love to say I was calm going into those final two overs but I couldn’t get it out of the middle. I felt a bit rusty at the start but once I got going, I felt in pretty good nick so hopefully I can keep that going as the tournament progresses.”
Heroes from the opening match, Paul Stirling (0) and Chirs Gayle (9) failed to fireplace. Livingstone mentioned the batsmen will have their off days however somebody wants to face up and be counted.
“I think it’s nice that most of the batters have already made a contribution and that’s going to be key going forward as we’re not going to get it right every game but as long as someone stands up in each game then we’re going to have a good chance of winning with that batting line-up.”
While defending, Marchant de Lange carried his good type with the ball ahead with figures of two for six, whereas Danny Briggs (2 for 15) and Naveen-ul-Haq (2 for 20) made positive Northern Warriors pulled up brief on 111/7 from their 10 overs.
Livingstone mentioned the team composition is perfect for the shortest format of the sport.
“The combinations that we’re using are perfect and the lads are getting used to bowling in different situations,” he added.
“Naveen’s been brilliant bowling at the death in both games, Briggsy’s bowled really well and Marchant has taken wickets again today and not gone for many runs so it’s perfect. I think we’ve got a great bowling unit and still have lads to bring in as well, with a lot of quality on the bench which we’re going to need with games pretty much every day.”
In different matches of the triple-header, Andre Russell (17-ball 43) and Tom Moores (17-ball 47) with an unbeaten 94-run partnership took Deccan Gladiators to 24 runs victory over Chennai Braves.
Delhi Bulls made heavy climate chasing 70 runs however defeated Bangla Tigers by 6 wickets. Adil Rashid (2 for six) was the decide of the bowlers.
Team Abu Dhabi 132/5: Liam Livingstone (68 not out). Northern Warriors: 111/7 Rovman Powell (42) Marchant De Lange (2 for six)
Deccan Gladiators: 146/3 Tom Moores (47 not out), Andre Russell (43 not out), Munaf Patel (1 for 20). Chennai Braves: 122/4 Angelo Perera (60), Ravi Bopara (51), Wahab Riaz (2 for 16)
Bangla Tigers 69/6: Isuru Udana (21 not out), James Faulkner (19 not out), Adil Rashid (2 for six). Delhi Bulls: 71/4 Sherfane Rutherford (27), Eoin Morgan (26 not out), James Faulkner (2 for 9)