Desert Vipers Win a Thriller Against MI Emirates in ILT20 Match 15

Desert Vipers Win a Thriller Against MI Emirates in ILT20 Match 15

The ILT20 Match 15 2024 was a nail-biting affair, with the Desert Vipers emerging victorious over the MI Emirates by a mere 2 wickets. It was a game that went down to the wire, keeping fans on the edge of their seats until the very last ball.

MI Emirates Batting First:

MI Emirates won the toss and elected to bat first. They got off to a decent start, with openers Muhammad Shehzad and Andre Fletcher putting on a 40-run partnership. However, once the openers departed, the middle order stumbled, and they were reduced to 58/4 at one stage.

Ambati Rayudu and Akeal Hosein then steadied the innings with a crucial 24-run stand, but just as they looked to build a big total, Rayudu was dismissed by Wanindu Hasaranga for 23. Tim David provided some late fireworks with a quick 28 off 14 balls, but in the end, MI Emirates could only manage a below-par score of 149/9 in their 20 overs.

  • Key bowlers for Desert Vipers: Mohammad Amir (3-26), Luke Wood (2-32), and Matheesha Pathirana (2-32).

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Desert Vipers Chase Down the Target in a Tense Finish:

In reply, the Desert Vipers’ chase got off to a disastrous start. They lost their top order cheaply, including the in-form Alex Hales for a duck, and were struggling at 38/3.

Rutherford, in particular, was brutal, smashing 1 sixe and 5 fours in his 22 ball 35. After Rutherford’s dismissal, wickets continued to fall at regular intervals, and the Desert Vipers needed 18 runs off the last two overs.

The 19th over bowled by Trent Boult was a turning point. With 14 runs needed off the last six balls, Shaheen Afridi smashed a six and a four to bring the equation down to 10 runs off the final over. The last over bowled by Rashid Khan was a drama in itself. With 4 runs needed off the last ball, Shaheen Afridi managed to squeeze a single to take the Desert Vipers over the line by a thrilling 2 wickets.

  • Key batsmen for Desert Vipers: Sherfane Rutherford (35),Wanindu Hasaranga (26), and Azam Khan (20.
Desert Vipers Chase Down the Target in a Tense Finish

Player of the Match:

Mohammad Amir was adjudged the Player of the Match for his outstanding bowling performance. He took 3 wickets for just 26 runs in his 4 overs. Including the crucial wickets of Andre Fletcher and Kieron Pollard.

Match Summary:

ILT20 Match 15 This was a match that had everything – drama, excitement, and nail-biting finishes. The Desert Vipers showed great resilience to come back from a difficult position and win the match. MI Emirates, on the other hand, will be disappointed with their batting performance, especially in the middle overs.

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