Desert Vipers get back to their winning ways after suffering the first defeat of the season against Sharjah Warriors. On the other hand, the MI Emirates keep struggling for form and have suffered another defeat. Read this blog till the end to know about the match details and the market changes post this game.
Match 15: Desert Vipers vs MI Emirates
Desert Vipers 170 for 3 (Hales 62 (↑19%), Munro 41(↑17%)) beat MI Emirates 169 for 5 (Pollard 67(↑45%), Pooran 57) by 7 wickets.
Just as all the teams do in UAE, Desert Vipers decided to go for the chase after winning the toss on Tuesday. The decision started to look like a good one as two wickets fell in successive deliveries at the score of 10. Andre Fletcher(↓9%) and Nicholas Pooran started the rebuilding phase, but the former fell in the 9th over when the score was just 53.
The skipper Kieron Pollard(↑19%) arrived at the crease, and the situation started to change for the Emirates. He and Pooran stayed together till almost the end of the innings and added 116 runs for the 4th wicket. Pooran got out on the second last ball of the innings after scoring 57 runs. Whereas Pollard stayed unbeaten on 67. The Desert Vipers were asked to chase down 170 runs.
Trent Boult(↓12%) struck in the first over of the chase to remove Rohan Mustafa. Colin Munro(↑17%) walked into bat and transferred all the pressure on the bowling side. His 41 runs came in quick time before he went back to the pavilion in the 8th over. Sam Billings also lost his wicket in the same over to leave the Vipers at 76 for 3.
Alex Hales(↑19%) was playing second fiddle till that point, but now he decided to tee off. Sherfane Rutherford was also in a destructive mood, and both the guys batted MI Emirates out of the match. The 94-run partnership between them took just 52 deliveries. Hales and Rutherford stayed unbeaten on 62 and 56, respectively, as Desert Vipers secured the win with 21 balls left in the innings. With this win, the Vipers returned to the top of the points table.
It’s hard for anyone else to become Sportiqo’s most valuable player of the match when Alex Hales(↑19%) is playing in that game. He helped his team to win another game with a well-paced 62* in 44 deliveries. So, he was awarded 40 SportiScores on day 12.
Colin Munro(↑17%) also played a super knock of 41 runs in 22 deliveries. His sum of SportiScores in the game was 19.5. Kieron Pollard(↑45%) bagged 12.7 SportiScores, due to his splendid knock of 67(39).
Here are the performances and SportiScores earned by all the top players on day 12 of the ILT20 League:
Alex Hales(↑19%) has his price going north after every match, and this game was no exception. He got an increase of 19.2 points after scoring another half-century. Colin Munro(↑17%) and Kieron Pollard(↑45%) also got a raise of 26.8 and 45.5 SPQs, respectively. In comparison, Trent Boult’s(↓12%) price dropped by 12.3 SPQs, and Tom Curran’s(↓10%) value decreased by 10.2 SPQs.
Let’s see the price changes in the values of prominent players after the 15th game of the season:
|Player||SportiScores||24 Jan Price||25 Jan Price||% Change||Cumulative SPQs Earned|