MI Emirates (MIE) and Desert viper (DV) faced each other in match no. 15 of the ongoing International League T20 (ILT20) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday (January 24).
Desert Vipers won the toss and elected to field first. As a result, the decision worked well for DV as they restricted MIE to an average score of 169/5. Nicholas is old (57) and Kieron Pollard (67) MIE was the main contributor to setting up a fighting total. Meanwhile, Tom Curran Picked up two wickets for Div, one of which was a stunning yorker.
Curran nailed a yorker to Pooran on the fifth ball of the 20th over, which the latter failed to pick up with his bat and ended up hitting the ball between his legs and onto the stumps. The left-handed batsman did not seem to expect such a delivery, as he fell to the ground while hitting the ball and took some time to return to the pavilion after being dismissed.
Curran was invigorated after the wicket and was praised by his fellow teammates. Fans in the team dugout and on social media also praised the 27-year-old fast bowler’s sensational delivery.
Here’s the video:
This is a special delivery from Tom Curran 👏👏👏
He is Nicholas Old on the floor! pic.twitter.com/s33OKXKpIV
— BT Sport Cricket (@btsportcricket) January 24, 2023
In MIE’s total answer, Div 16.3 chases the designated target quite easily Seven wickets left in the over. Alex Hales And Sherphen Rutherford Scored unbeaten 62 and 41 runs respectively. Colin Munro Also contributed 44 runs to help his team to a dominant run. on the other hand, Samit Patel And Trent Bolt Only bowlers took wickets for MIE.
With this great win, DV moved to the top of the points table, while MIE moved to third in the points table.