Rahmanullah Gulbaz Sharjah Warriors scored 56 runs and 39 goals in a spectacular 4-post win over Abu Dhabi Knights at the Dubai International Stadium last Saturday. The Warriors limited the Cavaliers to 149 points in their 20 games, four games, and then chased their target in 17 games.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore shot 6 and 4 in the first two rounds, and the Warriors were undefeated in two rounds, chasing 25 points. Thereafter, Rahmanullah Gulbaz In the third inning, he broke Sabir Rao’s two boundaries and led his team to 40 runs without a loss. Gurbaz continued to show his best form, hitting Russell with two sixes in the fourth. Kohler Cadmore gave up 17 runs in an 11-ball loss to Rahiru Kumara in the sixth, but Gulbaaz parted ways with Sunil Narin in the seventh to give the Warriors The chase stays on track. He hit a half-century in just 33 pitches after hitting Akeal Hosein in the eighth.
Hussein beat Gulbaaz with 39 balls for 56 in the tenth innings, but the batsman had already let his team dominate. The Warriors needed only 59 runs from 63 balls. Since then, the Warriors have lost consecutive wickets. Marcus Stoinis, Joe Denly, Paul Walter and Adam Hose were off the field, but Mohammad Nabi hit two fours and a six and ensured the Warriors finished with three.
Paul Sterling leads the way for Abu Dhabi Knights
The Abu Dhabi Knights got off to a good start, with Paul Sterling and Joe Clark each breaking the line in the first leg. Sterling went on to find the fence and took the Cavaliers to 30 points in four defeats. However, Abu Dhabi lost their first wicket as Clarke lost seven for nine to Paul Walter in the fifth. But the wickets did not stop Sterling as he hit back-to-back hits to Junaid Siddique in the sixth over.
The Cavaliers couldn’t figure out a way to draw the line consistently after that. Sterling hit Noor Ahmed’s bowler in the eighth, Dananjaya De Silva hit a Mohammad Nabi four in the tenth, and the Cavaliers were 12 Score 80 points in a game.
Just when the Cavaliers were trying to break free and go for the big shots, they lost Sterling and Dananjaya one after another. First, Walter sent off Dhananjaya for 18 off 21 balls in the 13th innings, before being sent off by Noor Ahmad for 55 off 50 balls in the 16th innings for Sterling.
After that, Andre Russell and Charith Asalanka beat Muhammad Jawadullah for three and took the Cavaliers to 146 threes in 19 overs. Naveen-ul-Haq, however, had a brilliant throw in the final over. He conceded just three points and had Russell sent off on 33 of 28 balls.
Speaking about their performance, Sharjah Warriors captain Jordan Lee said: “Our bowlers set the tone for the whole game. When they hit the ball, we never let them run away. I think 150 is a very Reasonable points. We are a confident team now and we have a few days to recharge before coming back strong in Sharjah.”
Meanwhile, Akeal Hosein of the Abu Dhabi Cavaliers said: “I think we’re 15 runs short of the bat. It was all good on the ball, but we didn’t have everything coming together as a team.”