Updated ILT20 2023 Points Table: International League T20 Standings after Match 9 Abu Dhabi Knight Riders vs Desert Vipers.
We saw some great cricket today in ILT20 match between ADKR vs DV.
- A cracking century from Alex Hales,
- a fine fifty from Colin Munro.
- Then a brilliant display with the new ball from Sheldon Cottrell
- Gus Atkinson as well, before Wanindu Hasaranga wowed us with his fielding and his bowling.
- Andre Russell gave ADKR fans something to cheer about with a quickfire half-century
- What a comprehensive win for Desert Vipers.
- Alex Hales slammed a majestic century – The first of the tournament
- Skipper Colin Munro hit a half-century as they posted 219
- They were on top all throughout the match.
Andre fought with his fifty but it was too little, too late as the Vipers continued their perfect start to the tournament.
Alex Hales is of course the Player of the Match: “Incredibly special feeling. We’ve played some good cricket and to get the first hundred of a new tournament is a good feeling. It’s been a really enjoyable few years on the cricket field. I just feel that I’m a little more experience and focusing on just one format in the last few years has helped. [On hitting down the ground more] It’s been very valuable. I thought in my early 20s I was guilty of hanging back and looking to pull and cut the ball. But you have to keep working and evolving.”
Colin Munro: “Alex Hales is in brilliant form and he set the game up for us and Sheldon Cottrell has been brilliant with the new ball. Yeah Kumara was good with the new ball and I was thinking if I would get through it and yeah I got some lucky shots away but yeah once I settled in. Just need to keep pushing the guys to keep getting better. Got a great squad and great people around us so just looking forward to the next couple of games.”
Sunil Narine: “[On captaincy] When you lose it’s tough and trying to get the right combination is tough when it’s not happening. I think if you win the combination looks good. We haven’t been bowling well, struggling with the batting. [On him not bowling earlier] Just team setup and team combination, you never know what can happen. Hopefully we can get that combination, get early wickets and get that performance soon.
A third-consecutive win takes Desert Vipers to the 🔝 of the table! pic.twitter.com/1YcRzIOQhi— ILT20 (@ILT20UAE) January 20, 2023
It’s a 111-run win for the Vipers, that takes them up to the top of the table with three wins in three matches.
ILT20 Points Table 2023 - Updated [date]