Andre Russell survives ruthless bouncer: The Northern Warriors’ all-rounder just managed to sway away from the brutal bouncer.
During the 17th match of the ongoing third season of the T10 League in Abu Dhabi between Bangla Tigers and Northern Warriors in Abu Dhabi, Northern Warriors all-rounder Andre Russell survived a ruthless bouncer from Bengal Tigers pacer Qais Ahmad.
It all happened on the first delivery of the sixth over when Russell was batting without his helmet against Ahmad. With Tigers wicket-keeper Tom Moores keeping up to the bowler, perhaps Russell would have thought of playing without a helmet.
In times when bowlers are mostly found wanting against Russell, Ahmad bowling a quick short delivery not just beat the batsman but also saw him merely swaying away from the ball to avoid a brutal injury.
Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the second over, Russell top-scored for his team with 41 (25) with the help of three fours and sixes each in a losing cause. Chasing a 103-run target, Warriors could only score 96/6 in 10 overs. With bowling figures of 2-0-14-3, all-rounder David Wiese was the pick of the bowlers for Bangla Tigers.
It was Warriors captain Darren Sammy who won the toss and put Tigers in to bat. Robbie Frylinck, who came in to bat at No. 7 in the eighth over, scored an impressive 36* (12) with the help of four fours and three sixes to power his team to 102/6 in 10 overs.
Having won three out of the five matches that they’ve played so far, Bengal Tigers are at No. 2 on the points table. On the other hand, Warriors are at No. 4 with two wins in five matches.
Andre Russell survives ruthless bouncer from Qais Ahmad
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