Watch: MI Emirates’ Nicholas Pooran rips apart Dubai Capitals in Eliminator game of ILT20

 Watch: MI Emirates’ Nicholas Pooran rips apart Dubai Capitals in Eliminator game of ILT20

Nicholas Pooran (Image Credit: Twitter)

MI Emirates’s Nicholas Pooran turned up the heat in the Eliminator game of the ongoing ILT20 against Dubai Capitals. Ahead of the game, both teams needed to win to qualify for Qualifier Two. The winner would have played Gulf Giants in the virtual semifinal of the tournament. Meanwhile, in the video uploaded by the tournament’s official Twitter handle, Pooran’s hitting skills were on display.

In the video, the left-hander hit sixes and fours and looked at ease against the Capitals bowlers. Talking about the boundaries, he hit five sixes and three fours. The video has been going viral on the internet.

Watch the video here

Nicholas Pooran and Andre Fletcher thrashed Dubai Capitals

Meanwhile, in the game, the Emirates won the toss and elected to field first. MI skipper Kieron Pollard said, “We want to bowl first, see what it has to offer, and see if we can put them under pressure.” The decision was proved right as former India cricketer, Robin Uthappa was caught by Pooran off Trent Boult. At 15/1, Scotland and Zimbabwe internationals, George Munsey and Sikander Raza respectively put together 78 runs for the second wicket.

However, they took 64 balls for the partnership which didn’t help the team’s cause. After Boutl took his second wicket in the form of Raza, the likes of Munsey and Rovman Powell struggled as they added only 27 runs in 22 balls. In the end, the DC could only amass 151/5. For the MI, Boult and Rashid Khan took two wickets each while Dwayne Bravo took one. In reply, the Blue Brigade lost two early wickets of Muhammad Waseem and Lorcan Tucker in the first seven overs and 48 runs on the board. However, the likes of Pooran and Andre Fletcher put together an unbeaten 104 runs for the third wicket and took the team home with 3.2 overs left in the game.


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