ILT20: Gulf Giants beat Desert Vipers by 5 wickets
Shimron Hetmyer scored 70 runs in 35 balls.
New Delhi. Dubai International Stadium witnessed explosive batting on Sunday. After the blistering innings of Alex Hales, Caribbean batsman Shimron Hetmyer created such havoc that the England player’s team missed sixes. Hetmyer hit 50 runs in just 10 balls. Shimron is part of the Rajasthan Royals team in IPL. Captain Sanju Samson and the team management must be feeling relieved from his innings.
In the International Cricket League (ILT20) being played in Dubai, Desert Vipers faced Gulf Giants on Sunday. Batting first, Vipers scored 195 runs losing 4 wickets in the stipulated overs. Chasing the target, the team of Giants lost 3 wickets for 30 runs. Shimron Hetmyer, who came to bat at number five, started hitting hard from the first ball itself.
He scored 70 runs in 35 balls at a strike rate of 200. It included 5 sixes and as many fours. That is, Hetmyer hit 50 runs in 10 balls. Chris Lynn also played an excellent inning while supporting Shimron. He scored 71 runs in 42 balls, which included 8 fours and 3 sixes. Rajasthan Royals retained Hetmyer this time. Earlier, he has also played for RCB and Delhi Capitals in IPL.
Alex Hales innings wasted
Gulf Giants defeated Desert Vipers by 5 wickets with 3 balls to spare on the basis of strong batting of man of the match Hetmyer and Chris. Earlier, England opener batsman Alex Hales scored 99 runs in 57 balls for Vipers. It included 10 fours and 5 sixes. He missed out on scoring his second consecutive century in the league. Hales scored 110 runs in 59 balls against Abu Dhabi Knight Riders on Friday.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 23, 2023, 09:34 IST