The twenty first match of the continuing Worldwide League T20 (ILT20) was a one-sided affair the place MI Emirates brutally crushed the Desert Vipers to amass the third place within the factors desk. Mohammad Wasim and skipper Kieron Pollard lit up the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, taking the staff’s whole to an enormous 241/3 of their assigned 20 overs.
Waseem smashed 86 from simply 44 deliveries, together with 11 fours and 4 sixes, whereas Pollard slammed an unbeaten 50 off solely 19 balls with the assistance of 4 fours and as many sixes. Out of Pollard’s 4 maximums, one grabbed fairly a couple of eyeballs because the white leather-based went exterior the stadium.
All of it occurred in the course of the closing over of Emirates’ innings bowled by Tom Curran. The proper-arm pacer went for a brief pitch supply exterior the off-stump, and the Caribbean famous person pulled it over the deep mid-wicket area. The timing of the shot was so good that the ball sailed over the Sharjah Cricket Stadium and landed on the streets, the place an individual was caught taking the ball away with him.
Right here is the video:
Be careful on the street ⚠️
Kieron Pollard whacks it out of the bottom 👀 pic.twitter.com/KexDdNsXm8
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After posting a humungous 241/3 on the board, the Emirates bowlers’ took cost and got here up with a jaw-dropping efficiency, bundling out the Vipers for simply 84 in 12.1 overs. Fazalhaq Farooqi wreaked havoc and ended up selecting three wickets for simply 13 runs in 3 overs.
Zahoor Khan (2/8) and Imran Tahir (2/18) additionally chipped in with a few wickets every, as solely three batters from Vipers made it to double digits. Mark Watt and Curran’s 12 ended up being the joint highest particular person scores in Vipers’ innings.
“The fellows batted effectively, I assumed, particularly the beginning. Sure (having fun with captaincy), quite a lot of skilled guys but additionally some not-so-experienced guys. Have performed so much all over the world, so it’s about passing our information,” mentioned Pollard on the post-match presentation.