28th Jan, 2024

MIEvADKR Report: A target of 189. Too stiff? Nah, we sprint home in style

By MI Emirates Media

Yeah, 4-0 it is! In case you were a tad uncomfortable at the halfway stage and thought 189 would be too steep a mountain to climb, worry not, for the MI Emirates batters have romped home. And they’ve done it without breaking a sweat. Seriously. Comprehensive, clinical, clean, okay, we’re just wasting adjectives.

Waseem, Perera milk 89 runs off the powerplay

Over 1: 15 runs

Over 2: 17 runs 

Over 3: 19 runs 

Over 4: 8 runs 

Over 5: 16 runs 

Over 6: 14 runs

Both our openers went on a rampage, with Kusal Perera starting off straight in fifth gear to smash a 27-ball 56. Muhammad Waseem, although explosive, was a tad measured, making sure he stayed right until the end, amidst Nicky P’s cameo as well, to finish with a 61-ball 87. 

Farooqi’s turn to shine with the ball

As we said in the match preview, our bowlers are taking turns to stand out with the ball. It was Fazalhaq Farooqi on this occasion, getting an early wicket of Joe Clarke in the powerplay, and then coming back well at the death to pull things back with a couple of wickets as Andre Russell was threatening to take the AD Knight Riders beyond 200! 

Four wins on the trot, and strengthened as the table-toppers!

We’re on a roll, and it’s gaining momentum. With eight points and a NRR of +2.15, we have steered clear of the pack in the first half of the ILT20 2024. With one eye firmly on securing a top-two spot in the play-offs and the other firmly on the road ahead, we are in for a super ride!

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