That's that! Ends it with what will probably be the biggest six of the innings! In his arc on middle and leg, Tom Kohler-Cadmore keeps his shape, goes back in the crease and absolutely wallops it way over wide long-on. Warriors off the mark with a rollicking seven-wicket victory!
Warriors won by 7 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
Right, then. We are done with this whirlwind of a game, with Warriors scoring their first points and what a way do to it. No shortage of cricket today, as we head over to the second game of the day, where Abu Dhabi Knight Riders take on MI Emirates, where the commentary is up and running. Thanks for joining in. On behalf of Himanshu and Binoy George, this is Ashish Pant, signing off.
J Pearce: "In the last week alone I've seen extraordinary innings from Salt, Jacks (x2), Hales, and now Kohler Cadmore. What do the English feed their white ball batsmen?!!" The Englishmen sure have dominated the batting charts so far this tournament.
5.15pm Sharjah Warriors have gunned down a 178-run target in 14.4 overs. Let that sink in for a moment. That is some way to register your first win of the tournament after three straight losses. Tom Kohler-Cadmore slammed 106* off 47 balls with ten fours and six sixes, and the Capitals had no answer to his onslaught. Hitting of the highest order. Warriors started off like a train as they tonked 95 runs in the powerplay for the loss of one wicket. Even as Dawid Malan and Moeen Ali fell early, TKC did not relent. He got an able partner in Joe Denly, who scored 29 not out off 17 balls. In the end, Warriors romped home with 32 balls still remaining. Stunning chase.
Banged in short, Denly mistimes his pull in the gap between long on and deep midwicket. The bowler isn't impressed. He thinks long on should have done better.
Back of a length outside off, he was looking to end the game with a wild waft. Misses.
Oh, that's been smashed! In the slot outside off, Denly hammers it over long off. That went 88 metres into the crowd.
Century off 46 balls from Tom Kohler-Cadmore!Absolutely stunning century for the opener. Fastest ton of the tournament. There is an appeal for a run out but the batter is in. Removes his helmet and celebrates. Was a slower length ball on off, he works it away towards deep midwicket and scampers back for two. Uthappa flicked the throw back onto the stumps, but TKC was well in
TKC on 98
Banged in short again, TKC looks to help it away, misses. He looks at the square leg umpire, searching a wide. Does not get it.
Slower bouncer, shoulder-high. He pulls it away to the right of deep backward square leg for two more
Banged in short outside off, he slaps it over extra cover and gets two more with deep cover running around.
Over-pitches it on middle stump. TKC just swings through the line and thumps it past long on.
Bangs this short outside off. He rolled his fingers on it again. TKC looks to dab it away, misses
Shanaka on in now
Fuller-length ball now, was the off-cutter again. TKC drags it to deep midwicket. Into the nineties he goes.
Dances down the track to slower short ball on middle. He waits and tonks it to long on
Pacy short of a length ball now, Denly looks for a hard pull, instead gets it off the outer half of his bat over short third.
Long off goes back
Oh, that's a super shot! Slower short of a length ball outside off. Denly waits for it, arches back a touch and stays on the backfoot to slam it over mid-off
Another slower back of a length ball from Chamika over middle. Denly has a swipe at it, misses
Gets away with that, does TKC. Slower back of a length ball outside off. He goes for a massive heave, gets it off the outer half of his blade as the ball falls in no-man's land close to deep point running in.
28 needed for a win off 48 balls for Warriors. Easy-peasy, right? Here's Chamika
150 up for Warriors in 12 overs! Another slower ball on middle, TKC pushes it to long on. It's not all mindless hitting from the Englishman.
He's dealing in slower balls exclusively, is Powell. Drops it halfway down, but Denly is early into the shot and biffs it to long on
Another slower, fuller-length ball on the pads. He works it behind square for a run
Oh, that's all power! TKC, what timing on that! Slower short of a length ball. He stays still, waits for it and thrashes it all along the ground past deep cover
|Dubai International Cricket Stadium|
|Toss||Sharjah Warriors, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||21 January 2023 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||Sharjah Warriors 2, Dubai Capitals 0|
Over 15 • SW 182/3Warriors won by 7 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
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|T Kohler-Cadmore||not out||106||47|
|JL Denly||not out||29||17|
|Total||182(3 wkts; 14.4 ovs)|