Match Details

DC vs MIE 2nd Match, ILT20 2024

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Dubai Capitals won by 7 wickets 🏆
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R Powell Logo
R Powell Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
S Billings Logo
S Billings Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
T David Logo
T David Jersy



T David

Econ: 0.00
14th Over:
= 4
15th Over:
= 8
Last Over:
= 6
This Over:
= 1
DCDC - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4867
10 Over 100122
MIEMIE - 1st Innings
6 Over 4775
10 Over 112105
15 Over 147126
20 Over 172159


Inn 1
Inn 2
That's an end to our coverage as well. Dubai Capitals dominate the show in Dubai to start with a win. MI Emirates have a lot of thinking to do. We have a doubleheader on Sunday in this ILT20. For now, it's AkshayaKrishna Polya, signing off on behalf of my scorer/analyst Chandan Kr Singh. Hope you have enjoyed the coverage. We will meet again in another game. Until then, it's cheers!
Sikandar Raza (POTM): "They were running away in the powerplay. But we knew what we had in the armoury. Some of those wickets were pretty lucky.

Pooran has had a lot of success, and he is a world-class cricketer. That was one of the plans we set for him. On any other day, it could have been his day. That ball came out pretty well. I try to make sure the batter is not set.

When I was training yesterday, I knew the lengths would have to be different here from Sri Lanka. I said to the coaches that I did not know what was coming out of my hands, so good luck to the batters. Faith gave me peace. That took care of all the difficult times I or any person has to go through."
Sikandar Raza is the player of the match.
David Warner (Dubai Capitals Captain): "Look, I really enjoyed that leadership and it's great to have an enthusiastic bunch of guys in the whole squad and staff. It helps when you have that much energy with the guys hustling around the field for that ball.

I throw it open to everyone and am open to ideas across the 20 overs. The critical part is off the bench as well. They get to see from outside what's happening. I am always talking with senior players, and it's good because if I have to, it's difficult to concentrate on every fielding placement and what change-ups in the bowling when the game is running at a good rate and who is gonna bowl next. Look, it's good.

The toss-up was between Sikandar and Roelof. To bowl the overs, we needed Sikandar there. It was important for him to start well against Pooran, and he did. Sikandar bowled extremely well, mixed it up nicely and fortunately, one ball turned.

No, it's good. I have had plenty of battles with Boult. Sometimes I have had the upper hand. This is the first time I have seen the ball swing that much in a while. Boys said, that it did swing a touch last season. Something for me to adjust as well in the next game.

Two (Fraser and Gurbaz) very clear minds and two guys, I think, in the peak of their game, I reckon. They took the bowlers on and never let them settle."
Nicholas Pooran (MI Emirates Captain): "First of all, to be honest, we kept losing wickets. I think after the start we got, it's difficult to say. Should have played smart when Fletcher got out, it was our job to bat sensibly for the next few overs. Credit to them, they bowled well. We thought we had a chance with 160 but it wasn't enough.

That was a good ball from Raza. I will accept and move on.

We knew that batting first would be tricky, especially with this pitch and the boundaries are quite big as well. Should have continued the good batting but it was slightly slow with no dew on the first innings.

We were just not good enough today. We fell short by 30-40 runs. We started well in the Powerplay. But then Fraser and Gurbaz played well. Dew came in as well and I think, that was the end of the game there. We had no answers and congratulations to Dubai Capitals. Yeah, yeah, sure."
Nicholas Pooran wins the biggest six of the match award for his 92m hit.
11:34 PM IST and 10:04 PM Local Time: We are ready with the post-match ceremony...
11:24 PM IST and 9:54 PM Local Time: It has finally ended but not before another drama. Dubai Capitals start the second season on a winning note as they thrash MI Emirates by 7 wickets with 24 balls to spare.

Earlier in the match, David Warner won the toss and opted to bowl first. Sam Billings took a stunner in the slip cordon to send Will Smeed packing to the pavilion cheaply off Jason Holder's bowling. Muhammad Waseem (51 off 30) and Andre Fletcher (30 off 18) set the stage on fire by smashing Dubai bowlers to all parts of the venue, adding 72 runs for the 2nd wicket. Raja Akif broke the partnership by seeing the back of Spiceman to change the momentum of the game.

Sikandar Raza turned the game on its head by dismissing Waseem, Ambati Rayudu and struggling Nicholas Pooran (21 off 23) in his spell of 4-0-21-3. MI Emirates lost wickets in clusters in the second half and ended up well short of a par score, posting 159/9 in 20 overs. Tim David did score 27 runs in 22 balls, despite struggling for the majority of the innings. Jason Holder (4-0-36-3) also picked three scalps and got good support from Chameera, Akif and van der Merwe, who picked one wicket each.

Trent Boult kept David Warner dancing to his tunes by moving the ball both ways and eventually got him edging one to short third man for just one run in the 3rd over. But what came in after was a power show. Impact player Jake Fraser-McGurk took the bowlers on and hammered them left, right and centre to continue his impressive run from BBL season 13 to ILT20. He clobbered 54 in just 25 balls, hitting 4 fours and sixes each and was involved in a quickfire massive partnership of 114 runs for the second wicket with Rahmanullah Gurbaz.

Gurbaz, on the other hand, went honkers and bonkers, smashing 81 in 39 balls, slapping 8 fours and 4 maximums, setting the game up for his franchise. Boult came back in the attack and removed the sensational batter Fraser-McGurk and a few overs later, Gurbaz too departed in the bowling of MI Emirates' impact player Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Sam Billings (13* off 17) and Rovman Powell (7* off 9) got the remaining runs with a cautious approach. With one run needed to win, umpires took the mandatory strategic time-out before Tim David bowled a wide to wrap the game up. There was a drama with Pooran reviewing the wide for a catch, but only to waste some time!

Stay tuned for the post-match presentations...
Review for caught behind with the umpire calling it a wide. Fair delivery.

Reviews Left: DC-2, MIE-2
16.1 T David to S Billings
WD WIDE!!! After all possible action, it's an anticlimax end to the chase. What is happening here. David and the keeper appealed for a strangled down the leg side with Rod Tucker judging it a wide. Pooran has reviewed it. Fair delivery to start with as front foot is behind the line. Tim David to bowl the final over of the chase. Starts over the wicket. Bowls a length ball angling in down the leg side. Billings, on the back foot, gets inside its line and misses the flick to the keeper. Called as wide. Ultra-edge shows a flat line and that's an end to the drama with Dubai Capitals winning by 7 wickets!
11:19 PM IST and 21:49 Local Time: With just one run needed for Dubai Capitals in 24 balls, two on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Ruchira Palliyaguruge converge with all smiles and decide to take the mandatory second strategic time-out of the run-chase with the latter tapping his wrist watch to signal it. After Gurbaz and Fraser-McGurk set the chase with a sizzling batting display, Billings and Powell are taking no risks to score the remaining runs.
Dubai Capitals
Rovman Powell
Sam Billings
Fazalhaq Farooqi