Nicholas Pooran scored runs on the same pitch of Abu Dhabi, on which it became difficult for Suresh Raina to even open an account.
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The shorter the format of cricket, the stronger is Nicholas Pooran’s impact. This was clearly visible in the T10 league that started in Abu Dhabi. Nicholas Pooran of the West Indies became the hero of the team’s bumper victory in the very first match of the tournament. With his explosive innings, he killed two birds with one stone. One won the team and gave its answer to the second releasing IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. Puran scored runs on the same pitch of Abu Dhabi, on which it became difficult for Suresh Raina to even open an account.
The match was between Deccan Gladiators and Team Abu Dhabi. In this match, Deccan Gladiators batted first and scored 134 runs for 6 wickets in 10 overs. Caribbean batsman Nicholas Pooran played a big role in helping the Gladiators reach this score.
Where Raina did not go, Puran said – I am there!
Deccan Gladiators had a bad start. But, after that, Nicholas Pooran, who came on the first down bat, played an amazing explosive innings. He not only took care of one end but also continued the task of increasing the score board of the Gladiators.
From this match, Suresh Raina of India also made his debut in T10 League. But, his first innings ended here without losing the account on just 2 balls. Raina did not walk on the T10 pitch, but the way Nicholas Pooran was playing, as if he was saying that I am there. Meaning, as long as they are there, there is no question of tension. And the same thing happened.
Nicolas Pooran made bowlers powder
Nicholas Pooran hit an unbeaten 77 off just 33 balls. Played with a strike rate of more than 233, more sixes were seen in this inning than fours. Means if Puran hit 5 fours then he hit 8 sixes. The effect of his innings was that the Gladiators managed to make a big score.
Team Abu Dhabi lost by 35 runs
Now the target of 135 runs was in front of Team Abu Dhabi. But, his Ram story ended one run before 100. Team Abu Dhabi could only manage 99 runs losing 6 wickets in 10 overs and thus lost the match by 35 runs.