Day 2 of the UAE T20 league witnessed another one-sided affair as the MI Emirates secured a comfortable win over Sharjah Warriors. Read this blog to find out how the performances on day 2 changed Sportiqo’s prices for the players.
Match 2: MI Emirates vs Sharjah Warriors
MI Emirates 204 for 5 (Waseem 71, Tahir 3/26 (↑25%)) beat Sharjah Warriors 155 for 9 (Woakes 62 & 2/23(↑152%), Gurbaz 43) by 49 runs.
The Sharjah team won the toss and asked MIAE to bat first. Emirates’ opener Muhammed Waseem was in no mood to hang around. With the help of 5 fours and as many maximums, he smacked 71 runs in just 39 deliveries. He was well supported by Nicholas Pooran who raced to 49 runs in just 30 balls.
The two combined for a 79-run partnership for the third wicket in just 40 balls. Pollard’s(↑15%) 22* off 13 and Bravo’s(↑40%) 21*off 10 provided the desired flourish at the end. MI Emirates ended with 204 for 5 in 20 overs leaving Sharjah Warriors staring at a daunting task.
In response, the Warriors lost their first couple of wickets for just 4 runs. Rahmanullah Gurbaz showed some resilience with a 31-ball 43 but wickets kept tumbling at the other end. Coming in at #8, Chris Woakes(↑152%) exhibited his power-hitting skills. Along with 9 fours and 2 sixes, he scored 62 runs in just 29 deliveries.
However, his scintillating cameo was never going to be enough as the Warriors fell 49 runs short. Muhammed Waseem was given the Player of the Match award for his superb innings.
Chris Woakes(↑152%) bagged the highest number of SportiScores on the second day of the UAE T20 league. An amazing spell of 2 for 23 in 4 overs awarded him 18.85 bowling scores. With the bat in hand, his 62(29), along with 9 boundaries and 2 sixes, gave him 64.5 batting scores. Consequently, he ended with 83.35 SportiScores to top the list.
Dwayne Bravo’s(↑40%) 2 wickets for 13 runs in 2 overs gave him 8.5 SPQs. He gathered 18.7 bowling points with his cameo of 21 off 10, including 3 fours and a six. Therefore, his final SportiScore was 27.2. Imran Tahir(↑40%) bagged 22 SPQs, all of them as his bowling points. He picked up 3 scalps for just 26 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
Let’s take a look at the performances of the 10 most prominent players on day 1:
|Chris Woakes||62(29) & 2/23||83.35|
|Dwayne Bravo||21*(10) & 2/13||27.20|
|Mohammad Nabi||3(4) & 1/50||-27.00|
|Moeen Ali||15(16) & 0/18||-14.00|
Due to an impressive show with both bat and ball, Chris Woakes’(↑152%) price went up by a massive 147.3 points. It jumped from 97 SPQs to 244.3 SPQs. Dwayne Bravo’s(↑40%) price increased to 127.2 SportiScores, which was 91 SportiScores before the match. In contrast, Mohammed Nabi’s(↓76%) value has decreased enormously after falling from 96 to 22.8 SPQs. A similar case happened with Moeen Ali(↓48%) whose price fell to 52.8 from 101 SPQs.
Let’s check in detail the top 10 price changes after the second day of the league:
|Player||SportiScores||14 Jan Price||15 Jan Price||% Change|