ECB D20 Tournament caught the eyeballs of many people in the United Arab Emirates. Many people are looking for short news in 30 seconds to check out all the highlights of the D20 tournament and other sports and events nearby. ECB Blues m
oved to the top of the table at Emirates D20 as they registering a fairly easy win over Dubai in the match 16 of the tournament. Dubai were en route to a successful chase before losing some quick wickets towards the end, and eventually falling 15 runs short of the target.
Having won the toss, ECB Blues decided to bat first. The batting side received some good contributions from the top order as openers Aryan Lakra and Vriitya Aravind scored 19 (21) and 25 (19) runs, respectively. A solid half-century, 51 runs of 32 balls, and a quick-fire 49 runs from 21 balls from the bats of Ali Shan Sharafu and Zawar Farid ensured ECB Blues posted a good total, 173/5, on the board. Skipper Shahrukh Sheikh was the best bowler for Dubai as he finished with figures of 14/3 from three overs.
In the second half at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai were cruising towards the target on the back of some good batting performances from the top order. While openers Rudra Mahadev and Adnaan Khan scored 28 (21) and 23 (15), respectively, number three batsman Syed Haider Shah hit 63 runs off 40 balls with seven boundaries and two maximums. Soon after, the chase went off track as Dubai lost wickets in a heap. The second innings went from 113/3 to 133/6 inside three overs before finishing at 158/8 at the end of 20 overs.
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