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Gulf Giants Won the Match by 5 Wickets Against Desert Vipers

Gulf Giants Won the Match by 5 Wickets Against Desert Vipers

International League T20, 2023: Gulf Giants Won the Match by 5 Wickets Against Desert Vipers

Desert Vipers and Gulf Giants faced each other at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The Gulf Giants won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Alex Hales and Rohan Mustafa came to bat, and Richard Gleeson opened the bowling attack. In the 2nd over, Mustafa hit the first boundary of the match, and he hit the next boundary on the 4th ball. Alex Hales hit back-to-back four in the third over. After 3 overs, DV was 23-0.

David Wiese came into the attack in the fourth over, and Alex Hales hit four and six back-to-back. In the 5th over, Alex Hales smashed 4, 4, 6, and 4 on Chris Jordan and helped his team to score 50 runs. After 6 overs, DV was 62-0.

Liam Dawson was brought back into the attack, and Rohan Mustafa hit six and four on the first two balls but got out on the fourth ball after scoring 23(16). In the 8th over, Alex Hales took a single on the first ball and scored his half-century in 26 balls. After 10 overs, DV was 104-1.

Colin Munro smashed back-to-back fours in the 12th over on David Wiese. In the 13th over, Rehan Ahmed was brought back into the attack, Colin Munro hit the four on the 2nd ball, and Alex Hales smashed a six on the last ball. Munro got out on Richard Gleeson after scoring 39(23). In the 15th over, Hales hit two sixes. After DV was 157-2.

In the 17th over, Alex Hales hit four on the first ball and fifth ball and missed his well-deserved century as he got out on the last ball after scoring 99(57). Tom Curran got out without scoring any run in the next over. In the last over, Sherfane Rutherford hit four and six.

In 20 overs, Desert Vipers scored 195 runs with a loss of 4 wickets.

Chasing 196 runs, Tom Banton and James Vince came to bat, and Sheldon Cottrell opened the bowling attack. James Vince hit the four and opened the boundary account on the third ball, and got out on the 4th ball. Chris Lynn hit back-to-back two fours in the second over. After 3 overs, GLG was 22-1.

In the fourth over, Chris Lynn hit the six on the first ball, and Tom Banton got out on the third ball. Hasaranga took the wicket of Rehan Ahmed in the fifth over. After 6 overs, GLG was 43-3. In the 7th over, Hetmyer smashed back-to-back three sixes on Hasranga and reached his team to 50. Once again, he smashed two sixes in the 9th over. In the 10th over, Chris Lynn hit 4, 6, and 6, and the Gulf Giants reached 100 runs. After 10 overs, GLG was 106-3.

In the 11th over, Chris Lynn took a double and scored his half-century. Hetmyer scored a half-century in 26 balls in the 12th over. In the 13th over, the partnership between Chris Lynn and Shimron Hetmyer reached 100 runs.

Sheldon Cottrell was brought back into the attack, and Hetmyer hit two fours and got out on the third ball. After 15 overs, GLG was 152-4. Chris Lynn got out in the 17th over after scoring 71(42). In the 19th over, Liam Dawson hit back-to-back two fours. In the last over, the Gulf Giants required 3 runs. Gulf Giants scored 196/5 and won the match by 5 wickets.

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