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ILT20 Season 2: Gulf Giants prevail over Knight Riders by 3 runs to confirm Qualifier 1 berth
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ILT20 Season 2: Gulf Giants Prevail Over Knight Riders By 3 Runs To Confirm Qualifier 1 Berth

By IANS News February 10, 2024 • 23:06 PM View: 393
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders: Skipper James Vince struck 50 off 39 balls (5x4, 1x6) while Jordan Cox hammered 57 runs off 38 balls as Gulf Giants pulled off a hard-fought three-run win over Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in the 28th Match of the ILT20 season 2 at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on Saturday.

Vince and Cox shared a 103-run opening partnership backed by Shimron Hetmyer's unbeaten 39 off 27 balls with five boundaries giving them a total of 166 for 3 in 20 overs.

Knight Riders chased through opener Jason Roy’s 47 off 31 balls with five boundaries and two sixes. He put on a 50-run partnership for the second wicket off 24 balls with Joe Clarke (20) and a 51-run partnership in 38 balls for the third wicket with Alishan Sharafu (29). Laurie Evans too tried hard through an unbeaten 33 runs, but that was not enough to win the match. The Giants will now take on MI Emirates in Qualifier 1.

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