Day seven of the DP World T20 league witnessed another one-sided affair. The Dubai Capitals were humbled by the Gulf Giants in match 8 of the season. Also, the team batting first won a match in the tournament after 5 days. Let’s get into this blog to know how this game has changed the values of the players in terms of SportiScores.
Match 8: Dubai Capitals vs. Gulf Giants
Gulf Giants 181 for 6 (Vince 76, Wiese 3/3 (↑20%)) beat Dubai Capitals 80 for 10 (Shanaka 23, Akif 2/23) by 101 runs.
After watching chasing sides win 5 consecutive games in the league, Dubai Capitals also opted to bowl first. But, the decision didn’t seem to go well for them as Rehan Ahmed(↑20%) smashed three consecutive boundaries in the second over. He was dismissed soon, but there was no respite for the Capitals.
James Vince and Chris Lynn(↓10%) were in fine touch, and they scored 82 runs for the third wicket. James Vince was the aggressor in the partnership who departed after scoring 76 runs. After his dismissal, Shimron Hetmyer(↑22%) took the responsibility to up the ante. His unbeaten 37 off 19 helped the Gulf Giants finish at 181 for 6.
The chase didn’t start well, as Richard Gleeson struck in the first over. Then, David Wiese(↑20%) took two wickets in the fifth over. The situation turned even worse when Rehan Ahmed cleaned up Joe Root in the seventh over. Then, Yusuf Pathan(↓22%) was dismissed in the next over to leave the Capitals in all sorts of trouble at 44 for 5.
Chris Jordan(↑22%) got 3 quick wickets to wrap up the innings quickly. Jordan and Wiese bagged 3 wickets each, whereas Gleeson picked 2. Dubai Capitals were all out for just 80, and Gulf Giants won the game by a huge margin of 101 runs.
Shimron Hetmyer(↑22%) had a great game with the bat, earning him the highest SPQs on day 7. His blistering knock of 37 runs in only 18 deliveries gave him 31.9 SPQs. The innings had 2 fours and 3 sixes in it. Chris Jordan(↑22%) is second on the list of highest SportiScore earners in match 8. He smashed a six on the only ball he faced and returned with the figures of 3/12 with the ball.
David Wiese(↑22%) had a poor start to his day as he was dismissed for a golden duck. But his fortunes changed dramatically as he took the ball in hand. He conceded just 3 runs and took as many wickets in his 2-overs opening spell. Consequently, he earned 30.25 SPQs due to that match-defining spell.
Here are the performances and SportiScores earned by all the top players on day 6 in the ILT20 League:
|Chris Jordan||6(1) & 3/12||31|
|David Wiese||0(1) & 3/3||30.25|
|Rehan Ahmed||8(12) & 1/19||9.5|
|Rovman Powell||0(3) & 1/14||1.7|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||1/34||-5|
Shimron Hetmyer’s(↑22%) price was 91 SPQs before this match. After an increase of 21.9 SPQs in it, it has risen to 112.9 SPQs. Chris Jordan(↑22%) also had a similar increase with 21.6 SPQs. A superb spell by David Wiese(↑20%) saw his value go up by 19.85 SPQs.
Yusuf Pathan(↓22%) had a forgettable outing with the bat, and his price fell by 21.4 SPQs. Robin Uthappa(↓17%) had a similar game, and his price also dropped by 17.4 SPQs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman(↓16%) was expensive yet again, and it resulted in a price depreciation of 15.5 SPQs for him.
Let’s check the major price fluctuations of the players after the 8th match of the season:
|Player||SportiScores||19 Jan Price||20 Jan Price||% Change||Cumulative SPQs Earned|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||-5||104.6||89.1||-16%||15.6|
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