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DC vs KnightRiders, Eliminator at Abu Dhabi, Feb 13 2024, International League T20

RESULT
Eliminator (N), Abu Dhabi, February 13, 2024, International League T20
(16.5/20 ov, T:189) 103

DC won by 85 runs

Player Of The Match
40 (19) & 2/27
sikandar-raza
Cricinfo's MVP
84.74 ptsImpact List
scott-kuggeleijn
Match centre 
Scores: Binoy George | Comms: Rvel Zahid
Scorecard summary
Dubai Capitals 188/5(20 overs)
46* (26)
2/35 (3)
44 (31)
1/32 (4)
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders 103/10(16.5 overs)
36 (27)
4/17 (3.5)
29 (26)
2/25 (4)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
DC84.74--04/174.1884.74
DC82.6340(19)46.9262.452/271.2620.18
ADKR60.9536(27)36.5226.941/321.5234.01
DC60.5146(26)50.3260.51--0
DC54.6644(31)48.7454.66--0

Hope you enjoyed our coverage of the Eliminator and we hope you'll join us tomorrow for the mouthwatering Qualifier 1 clash between Gulf Giants and MI Emirates! Until then, this is Rvel Zahid saying goodbye and goodnight!

That marks the end of Abu Dhabi Knight Riders' campaign, while Dubai Capitals have booked a spot in Qualifier 2 What a powerful performance from Dubai Capitals on the big night! They have momentum on their side and will hope to give a tough time to the loser of the Qualifier 1! Capitals didn't put a foot wrong against lackluster Knight Riders and several players put up their hand and stepped up in the crucial knockout game. Tom Banton, Tom Abell, Sam Billings, and then Sikandar Raza all contributed with the bat superbly and got an above-par total on this tricky pitch. In reply, Jason Roy and Michael Pepper were back in the hut in single figures as Scott Kuggeleijn and Olly Stone wreaked havoc with the new ball, stringing a barrage of dots and exerted enormous pressure. Stone, in particular, was generating lightning-fast pace and made life tough for the batters with his accuracy and fierce bounce. Thereon, Zahir Khan and Sikandar Raza didn't let them get off the hook with their clever spinning methods as Knight Riders surrendered meekly in front of a charged-up bowling attack, which was far superior to theirs

Sunil Narine, Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Captain: Yeah, think they got 15-20 too many. This tournament powerplay is the key. We had a decent tournament; there are some positives we could take. All in all, it was good, just didn't come off today.

Sam Billings, Dubai Capitals Captain: We've played couple of games here, getting yourself in is always tricky, that has been the trend of the tournament. You can get a decent score once you go past 10-20. (Openers) allowed middle order to keep going, very happy (with the score), communication was 160-plus would be a really good score. We felt we were over-par with the score. (On fast bowling) They compliment each other brilliantly, Scott swings the new ball, Stone hits the deck harder, more off a seam bowler. They have always set the tone. Yeah, the mindset has been brilliant; we know if keep playing good cricket, we are going to be hard to beat

Sikandar Raza, Player of the Match: Any role is given to me, I'm happy to do it as long as I've practiced it in the nets (done it before). We did't think it was a 189 wicket. We thought it was a 160 wicket. We're pretty confident when we got 189, when we got wickets in powerplay, we thought we were in the game. Those guys (Scott Kuggeleijn and Olly Stone) have been standing up for us in every game. These are the guys we rely on. Scotty got a four-fer today; those two guys keep turning up for us and. I'm going to see those Zimbabwe fans (in the stands), spend some time with them and have a bit of banter with them.

16.5
W
Kuggeleijn to Sabir Ali, OUT

Short, skiddy, angling into the pads, tris to flick looking ungainly, hurtles down the pitch and fielder hits the bull's eye at non-striker's end. Third umpire will take a look, bat is in the air when the ball smashed the stumps. It's an excellent throw from Haider Ali from backward point and Sabir Ali, with a lackadaisical effort, loses his wicket Dubai Capitals register a commanding win by 85 runs!

Sabir Ali run out (Haider Ali) 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 2m) SR: 0
16.4
Kuggeleijn to Sabir Ali, no run

Puzzled him completely with a slower one on a length wide of off, sheepish attempt at steering that one away

16.3
Kuggeleijn to Sabir Ali, no run

Pitched up, attacking the stumps and he manages to shield them

16.2
W
Kuggeleijn to Narine, OUT

Bowls an off-cutter and he tries slam it over cover but finds Banton inside the ring at mid-off and the captain departs for one. His last appearance for Knight Riders this season.

Sunil Narine c Banton b Kuggeleijn 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 25
16.2
1w
Kuggeleijn to Narine, 1 wide

Not sure how's that wide, looked inside the line to me on off

16.1
1
Kuggeleijn to Bopara, 1 run

Chipped in the air straight back over the bowler's head, mid-off and long-on converging and Banton aborts his attempt at the catch, Stone slides as well and the ball falls between them

end of over 164 runs
ADKR: 101/8CRR: 6.31 RRR: 22.00 • Need 88 from 24b
Ravi Bopara4 (7b)
Sunil Narine1 (3b)
Olly Stone 3-0-18-1
Sikandar Raza 4-0-27-2
15.6
1
Stone to Bopara, 1 run

Length ball, wide of off, drags it across the line towards square of midwicket, mere formalities left, Knight Riders camp looks crestfallen, they will be getting their suitcases ready after this low-key performance

15.5
Stone to Bopara, no run

Over the wicket, pitched up just outside off, larrups it and it nearly carried to mid-off

15.4
1
Stone to Narine, 1 run

Banged in short on middle, tries to heave it over midwicket, didn't get all of it, pace pace pace

15.3
Stone to Narine, no run

Hostile bumper following him and he got stuck on the crease, managed to get his bonce away from the line in the end

15.3
1w
Stone to Narine, 1 wide

Shortish errant bowl outside leg stump, will have to reload

15.2
Stone to Narine, no run

Round the wicket, intimidating short of a length ball at middle, play and a miss

15.1
1
Stone to Bopara, 1 run

Short and sliding towards his hips, late on flicking that away

end of over 1511 runs • 1 wicket
ADKR: 97/8CRR: 6.46 RRR: 18.40 • Need 92 from 30b
Ravi Bopara2 (4b)
Sikandar Raza 4-0-27-2
Zahir Khan 4-0-25-2
14.6
W
Raza to Willey, OUT

Gottim with a beauty! Last ball of his spell. Comes round the wicket, lands it fuller on middle with little bit of turn, completely bamboozles him, he was expecting more turn I guess and can't get behind it, wanted to plonk it across the line. Raza couldn't have asked for a better ending to his spell, clearly the favorite for the Player of the Match award.

David Willey b Sikandar Raza 36 (27b 4x4 1x6 30m) SR: 133.33
14.5
2
Raza to Willey, 2 runs

Clattered fiercely along the ground towards extra cover for a couple

14.4
4
Raza to Willey, FOUR runs

Straight up in the air and Banton ran too far at long-on I reckon, Raza is not amused at all! Tossed up with plenty of flight and lures him with the bait to go for a big loft down the ground and Banton wasn't at the edge of the circle, catchable for sure

14.3
4
Raza to Willey, FOUR runs

Tossed up fuller and well wide of off, thumps it up and over cover for a majestic boundary, everything so right about that stroke!

14.2
1
Raza to Bopara, 1 run

Dropped short on leg, eased towards square leg's left for a run

14.1
Raza to Bopara, no run

Stays deep in the crease and plays a late cut, can't pierce the gap

Dubai Capitals in cruise control, Abu Dhabi haven't got much batting left

end of over 147 runs • 1 wicket
ADKR: 86/7CRR: 6.14 RRR: 17.16 • Need 103 from 36b
David Willey26 (23b 2x4 1x6)
Ravi Bopara1 (2b)
Zahir Khan 4-0-25-2
Sikandar Raza 3-0-16-1
13.6
Zahir Khan to Willey, no run

Finishes the over with a rippperr! Tossed up and gets it to turn away viciously outside off, draws him forward and beats his cut

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
SW Billings
46 runs (26)
2 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
pull
7 runs
1 four0 six
Control
69%
T Banton
44 runs (31)
7 fours0 six
Productive shot
cut shot
12 runs
3 fours0 six
Control
74%
Best performances - bowlers
SC Kuggeleijn
O
3.5
M
0
R
17
W
4
ECO
4.43
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Zahir Khan
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
ECO
6.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossAbu Dhabi Knight Riders, elected to field first
Series
Season2023/24
Player Of The Match
Series resultDubai Capitals advanced
Hours of play (local time)18.30 start, First Session 18.30-20.00, Interval 20.00-20.20, Second Session 20.20-21.50
Match days13 February 2024 - night (20-over match)
ADKR Player Replacement
Impact player in out (2nd innings, 0.3 ov)
DC Player Replacement
Impact player in out (2nd innings, 5.6 ov)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Language
English
Win Probability
DC 99.99%
DCADKR
100%50%100%DC InningsADKR Innings

Over 17 • ADKR 103/10

Sunil Narine c Banton b Kuggeleijn 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 25
W
Sabir Ali run out (Haider Ali) 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 2m) SR: 0
W
DC won by 85 runs
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