NEW DELHI: A tournament dominated by big-hitting West Indian, English and Afghan batsman finished with the Northern Warriors who emerged victorious against the Pakhtoons by 22 runs in the final on Sunday night in a thrilling game at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Batting first, Northern Warriors scored 140 in 10 overs. Chasing 141 Shahid Afridi led Pakhtoons could only muster 118/7 and fall short by 22 runs. Northern Warriors is one of the three new teams that made their debut in this season of the T10 Cricket League. For Northern Warriors, Rovman Powell was particularly severe scoring 61 not out of just 25 balls punctuated with 8 fours and 4 sixes to the fence.
For Pakhtoons, no bowler really made the mark with all conceding more than 10 runs per over. Afridi, Irfan and Ashraf took a wicket each. The T10 League is yet another new format in the game of cricket where matches are played 10-overs-a-side.
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