That's it from our end for this match. Tune into our next match coverage between Team Abu Dhabi and Bangla Tigers. We hope to see some Gayle storm again. This is, Nikhil Kulkarni, along with my colleague, Akshay Bhide, signing off.
Evin Lewis is the man of the match!!!
Nikhil: This is the Qalandars first loss in the tournament. This was going to be a test for Qalandars. They were gifted with too many wides but the Delhi bulls managed to take wickets at regular intervals and that put the pressure on Qalandars batting. Samit Patel and Chris Jordan played a little cameo at the end scoring 18 runs to take Qalandars to 107 runs. The runs were not enough as the Delhi Bulls batsmen made a mockery of the Qalandar's bowling and chased it down easily.
Nikhil: It's been an easy chase for Delhi Bulls and they go to the top of the table with a better run rate. Bulls got off to a quick start!! Gurbaz smashed 16 runs in the 2nd over. Lewis joined the party smashing two huge sixes and a boundary in the 3rd over!! Gurbaz got out in the 3rd over and Qalandars had a slight chance to get back into the game. Lewis continued to punish the bowlers and Bopara joined Lewis in the middle and played exquisite shots to take the game away from Qalandars. They stitched a partnership of 74 runs and both remained unbeaten at the end. Lewis scored 48 off 18 balls and Bopara was not out on 37 off 15 balls.
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7.2 Samit Patel to Ravi Bopara
4 Hit me ball and Bopara cashes on it. A high full toss outside off, Bopara lifts this over covers for a boundary and with this they beat Qalandars by 9 wickets
7.1 Samit Patel to Ravi Bopara
0 Full outside off, Bopara goes for the drive and gets beaten
Nikhil: Just 1 run needed now!!! This has been a dominating chase!!!
6.6 Mohammad Zahid to Evin Lewis
6 SIXX!!!! In the slot on middle, Lewis takes his front leg away and smokes this over long on for a maximum. Just 1 needed now
6.5 Mohammad Zahid to Ravi Bopara
1 Dropped!!! Again banged in short, Bopara mistimes the pull to Sharjeel at mid wicket who drops a sitter. He was lazy while running back and spills it
Scored 100 in 40 balls
6.4 Mohammad Zahid to Ravi Bopara
4 FOUR!!! This is class from Bopara. Fuller this time around off, Bopara checks his drive over covers for another boundary
6.3 Mohammad Zahid to Ravi Bopara
4 FOUR!!! Again short on the stumps, Bopara makes room and cuts this over point for a boundary
Nikhil: That one for the news papers tomorrow!! What a shot and the ball sailed into the stands long way. Everyone in the dressing room loved that shot.
6.2 Mohammad Zahid to Ravi Bopara
6 This is huge six by Bopara. Banged in short, Bopara stands tall and pulls this high in the air for a massive six. Everyone is in awe with that shot
6.1 Mohammad Zahid to Ravi Bopara
4 FOUR!!! In the slot on the stumps, Bopara lifts this straight back over the bowler's head for a one bounce four
5.6 Ahmad Daniyal to Evin Lewis
6 This time connects. Short on the body, Lewis swivels and pulls it behind square for a flat six
5.5 Ahmad Daniyal to Evin Lewis
2 Again banged in short, Lewis pulls it wide of long on for a couple