The game of cricket has seen three popular formats namely Test, ODI and T20 respectively. While we all thought that the T20 format is the truncated version in cricket, T10 franchise cricket is slowly getting recognized. The introduction of Abu Dhabi T10 league is turning out to be one of the best entertaining leagues right now.
As the format is shorter, the entertainment quotient gets doubled or even tripled because each side gets to play only 10 overs. The teams will be eager to score as many runs as possible from the available 10 overs i.e. 60 balls. On the contrary, they will utilize their best to outsmart the opposition with their bowlers in their quota of 10 overs.
Nicholas Pooran couldn’t control his laugh
During the T10 league match between Team Abu Dhabi and Northern Warriors, the cricket fraternity witnessed an absurd incident on the field. The game had every bit of spice from ball one to the climax. Nonetheless, the real highlight of the fixture was a strange incident that has probably not been seen in the sport ever before.
UAE international Rohan Mustafa, who plies his trade for Abu Dhabi, was fielding at the boundary rope when Warriors batter Waseem Muhammad hammered the white leather towards him. Needless to say, Mustafa found himself in a bizarre circumstance where he was seen changing his jersey.
Despite sprinting towards the ball, the bowler couldn’t make an effort properly as Rohan Mustafa had half the shirt on. In the process, he ended up conceding a boundary, leaving everyone including both the team players in stitches. The video has gone viral on social media.
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The intriguing match turned out to be an epic thriller as the match went down to the wire with a last-ball finish. Batting first, Team Abu Dhabi posted a colossal total of 123/3. Joe Clarke was the star of the batting unit as he scored an unbeaten 24-ball fifty. His captain Luke Wright scored 33 off 15 balls. Ben Duckett chipped in 31 off 17 balls.
In reply, Northern Warriors chased down the target in the last ball. When they required just 2 runs off the last ball, Rovman Powell scored 2 runs and helped his team secure a win. Waseem Muhammad was the star of the match as he scored 76 off 34 including 7 fours and 6 sixes.