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T10 League 2019 Day 9 Results: Arabians, Gladiators To Face-Off in the Final

The knockouts of the T10 League 2019 are now over and the two finalists who will fight it out in the final have been decided. Maratha Arabians and Deccan Gladiators will take on each other in the final of the third edition of the tournament.

Meanwhile, here is a detailed summary of all the three matches played today.

Qualifier 1: Maratha Arabians vs Qalandars

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Maratha Arabians became the first team to make it to the T10 League 2019 final after they beat Qalandars in the first qualifier. The Arabians won by 7 runs as the Qalandars failed to chase down 120 needed for victory. Every batsman got start but no-one played the Chris Lynn-like innings which was the need of the hour for the Qalandars. Bowling the final over, Dasun Shanaka defended 28 giving away 20 runs in the over.

Earlier in the game, Lynn scored 67 off 30 balls for the Arabians and with Adam Lyth (28) added an important 52-run stand. Yuvraj Singh and Najibullah Zadran both failed to score in the middle-order. Shanaka scored 14 off 7 balls coming lower down the order.

Eliminator: Deccan Gladiators vs Bangla Tigers

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Deccan Gladiators beat Bangla Tigers in the Eliminator by five wickets to advance to the second qualifier of the T10 League 2019. Ben Cutting hit the winning shot in the chase, which was set up by the top order. Shane Watson (16), Mohammad Shahzad (28) and Daniel Lawrence (33) scored useful runs and made the chase rather comfortable. With just four runs needed in the final over, Ben Cutting did the needful as the Tigers lost four on the trot.

Earlier in the game, Rilee Roussow’s unbeaten 55 took the Tigers to
107-3.
Chirag Suri scored 25 as there were no more contributions from the other batters. Windies pacer Sheldon Cotrell took two wickets and Australian spinner Fawad Ahmed took one.

Qualifier 2: Qalandars vs Deccan Gladiators

In what was a close encounter in the second qualifier between Deccan Gladiators and Qalandars, the Gladiators progressed through to the finals of the T10 League 2019 and will face Maratha Arabians on Sunday.

After winning the Eliminator against the Bangla Tigers, Gladiators put up another good show against the Qalandars. Ben Cutting’s unbeaten 43 from 19 balls including five sixes took the Gladiators to 116-7. Mohammad Shahzad (19), Shane Watson (16) and Kieron Pollard (19) played cameos to help Gladiators to the score.

In reply, the Qalandars kept losing wickets at regular intervals in the quest of scoring quick runs. Amjad Gul (32) and Philip Salt (27) tried to get them close to the score but ultimately fell short. Fawad Ahmed took two wickets and Sheldon Cotrell and Migael Pretorious took one each.

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