Dramatic Last-Ball Six Propels Dubai Capitals to Thrilling Victory over Desert Vipers:

Dramatic Last-Ball Six Propels Dubai Capitals to Thrilling Victory over Desert Vipers:

News by “Sana Ullah”

In a thrilling encounter at the Dubai International Stadium, Sikandar Raza’s dramatic last-ball six sealed a sensational five-wicket win for Dubai Capitals against the Desert Vipers in the 27th match of the DP World ILT20 season 2.

Raza played a pivotal role in orchestrating Dubai Capitals’ victory, crafting an unbeaten 60 off 45 balls, punctuated with five boundaries and two sixes. His resilient innings, supported by a vital 79-run partnership with Sam Billings (57 off 36 balls) and a crucial 40-run stand with Dasun Shanaka (10) for the fifth wicket, ensured a remarkable comeback for the Capitals.

With 13 runs required off the final over, the pressure was on UAE’s 19-year-old medium pacer Ali Naseer. Despite his valiant effort, Raza’s composed stroke over long on secured the much-needed victory for his team.

Earlier, the Desert Vipers had set a challenging target of 172, powered by Alex Hales’ explosive 66 off 37 balls, supported by Phil Salt’s 26 and Michael Jones’ cameo of 20.

Chasing a run-rate of 8.55, Dubai Capitals faced early setbacks with the dismissals of Tom Banton and Max Holden. However, Billings’ aggressive half-century and Raza’s steady innings steered the Capitals towards the target.

Raza’s exceptional performance earned him the well-deserved Player of the Match award, underscoring his significance in Dubai Capitals’ triumph.

Reflecting on the match, Raza praised Ali Naseer’s commendable bowling effort and emphasized the importance of faith and determination in clinching the victory.

Dubai Capitals’ skipper, Sam Billings, lauded Raza’s character and skill, highlighting the team’s resilience and the impact of their spinners in turning the game in their favor.

Meanwhile, a disappointed Colin Munro, captain of the Desert Vipers, acknowledged the Capitals’ exceptional bowling display and expressed optimism for future encounters.

In summary, Sikandar Raza’s heroics, coupled with a collective team effort, propelled Dubai Capitals to a thrilling victory, marking a memorable moment in the DP World ILT20 season 2.

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