Sanchit Sharma shines with three wickets as Gulf Giants defeat Abu Dhabi Knight Riders

Gulf Giants defeated Abu Dhabi Knight Riders by six wickets

Web Desk 09:05 AM | 16 Jan, 2023
Sanchit Sharma shines with three wickets as Gulf Giants defeat Abu Dhabi Knight Riders

Abu Dhabi – UAE fast bowler Sanchit Sharma lit up the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi with a blockbuster performance as the Gulf Giants defeated Abu Dhabi Knight Riders by six wickets in the third match of the DP World International League T20 on Sunday afternoon.

Sharma picked up excellent figures of 3 for nine and helped the Giants restrict the Knight Riders to 114 for nine. Thereafter, the Gulf Giants captain James Vince led from the front with 65 runs from 44 balls as his team raced to their target in 14.1 overs.

The Abu Dhabi Knight Riders couldn't get their innings going right from the onset. Sanchit Sharma bowled out Colin Ingram for 7 runs off 10 balls in the fourth over and he picked up two wickets in successive deliveries dismissing Brandon King and Connor Esterhuizen. Liam Dawson also joined the party in the eighth over as he sent Paul Stirling packing for a run-a-ball 20, which left the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders reeling at 34 for 4.

Andre Russell tried to take centre stage with a couple of boundaries and sixes, however, his innings was short-lived as he was bowled out by Chris Jordan for 26 runs from 12 balls leaving the Knight Riders at 66 for 6 in the 12th over. Captain Sunil Narine smashed Rehan Ahmed for a maximum on the first delivery of the 13th over, but he was on his way back to the pavilion in the very next over when David Wiese got him out caught for 11 runs off 11 deliveries.

The Knight Riders found the fence only on two occasions following Narine's departure. Zawar Farid struck Jordan for a six in the 18th over and he followed that up with a boundary off Richard Gleeson in the next over. Jordan bowled an excellent final over, dismissing Zawar Farid for 19 runs off 24 balls as the Knight Riders managed just 114 for 9 in their quota of 20 overs.

James Vince plays a captain’s knock

Even though the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders had a relatively low total on the board, Ravi Rampaul kept his team's hopes alive by getting an early wicket. He dismissed Rehan Ahmed for 7 runs from 9 balls in the third over. But all those hopes were shattered when captain James Vince smashed Rampaul for two fours and a six in the fifth over, taking the Giants to 40 for 1. Thereafter, Ollie Pope also upped the ante as he struck Matiullah Khan for two boundaries in the sixth over. Vince continued to showcase top and brought up his half-century following consecutive sixes off Akeal Hosein in the ninth over.

However, the Knight Riders captain Narine ended Vince and Pope's 75-run stand when he bowled out Vince for 65 runs from 44 balls and Pope for 18 runs from 18 balls in the 12th over. Gerhard Erasmus also fell on the first delivery of the 13th over, but the wickets came a little too late as the Giants were just 20 runs away from their target at 95 for four. Shimron Hetmyer smashed a maximum off Akeal Hosein as the Giants wrapped up their chase in just 14.1 overs.

Gulf Giants' fast bowler Sanchit Sharma expressed, "I am very happy with my performance. This is a dream start for me. I took three big wickets - opener, number three and number four batters. Those wickets set the game up for us. I bowled with the new ball in the practice games, so I was sure that I would take the new ball in today's game."

Meanwhile, the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders batting coach Ryan ten Doeschate said, "We've had two poor performances with the bat. The guys are aware of that. The Sri Lankan guys are getting in tomorrow, so we'll have a few more options for our next game. It's going to be important for us to react well to our last two performances. We need to maximize what we have at our disposal."

Brief scores:

Gulf Giants bt Abu Dhabi Knight Riders by six wickets. Gulf Giants 115 for four in 14.1 overs (James Vince 65, Sunil Narine 2 for 21) Abu Dhabi Knight Riders 114 for 9 in 20 overs (Andre Russell 26, Paul Stirling 20, Sanchit Sharma 3 for 9, Chris Jordan 3 for 28)

Player of Match ($1500): Sanchit Sharma

DP World Smart delivery of the day ($1500): Chris Jordan

SportsBuzz 11 Buzzmaker of the match award: James Vince

Fairplay News biggest hit of the match: Andre Russell

Skytech.Net Super 4s of the match: James Vince

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 31, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 31, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.8 286.6
Euro EUR 306 309
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 79.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.6 76.4
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 31 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470


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