Abu Dhabi Knight Riders seal 29-run victory over Dubai Capitals


Powered by belligerent knocks by Michael Pepper and Andre Russel, the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders posted an impressive 29-run victory over Dubai Capitals in the 20th match of the DP World ILT20 season 2 at the Zayed Cricket Stadium.

Knight Riders posted an impressive total of 183/10. In response, the Dubai Capitals fell short of their target, ending their outing at 154/8. 

Steering the run chase, David Warner and Jason Holder scored 42 runs each, but the lack of support around them and a shrewd display by the Knight Riders’ bowling unit saw the Capitals’ run chase fizzle out.

David Willey, Sunil Narine and Imad Wasim were exceptional with the ball picking up two wickets each. 

Speaking on the victory, Abu Dhabi Knight Riders skipper, Sunil Narine said, “The way we started with the bat in the powerplay, could have been better. Thanks to Russell, we got to that score. The bowlers started off briliiantly, and we would like to have a perfect game (without drop catches), but we will take the win” 

Echoing these sentiments, Player of the Match, Davil Willey said, “We have got a great group of guys and everybody is chipping in. It is nice to get the win. I am happy that there is a little bit out there with the new ball for me. I would like to think I am peaking at the right time and hopefully we start to gel well and get results in our favour.” 

Final scores: 
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders 183 for 10 in 20 overs (Andre Russell 41, Michael Kyle Pepper 32, David Willey 26, Dushantha Chameera 2 for 20, Akif Raja 2 for 25, Scott Kuggeleijn 2 for 44)

Dubai Capitals 154 for 8 in 20 overs (David Warner 42, Jason Holder 42, Scott Kuggeleijn 22, Sunil Narine 2 for 22, David Willey 2 for 24, Imad Wasim 2 for 26) 

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