Abu Dhabi, Nov 28, : Moeen Ali, Northern Warriors all-rounder, smashed the fastest fifty at the Zayed Cricket Stadium’s Abu Dhabi T10.The Englishman made his half-century in 16 balls (77 runs from 23 ball) and shared a unbeaten 146 runs opening partnership with Kennar (65 runs from 32 ball) to thrash Team Abu Dhabi 10 wickets. “It was one those innings.Ali spoke about the longest partnership in T10 history, saying that it “really kept going”.
He made his sensational innings just one day after he stated that the T10 format is best suited to Batsmen who have big and strong batsmen.The 34-year old left-hand batsman stated that timing the ball is another important aspect after hitting nine sixes, three boundaries and three boundaries.
“That is what T10 is all about.It just shows that you don’t have to be strong and big.It has helped me to be more confident going forward.”
Ali started the innings with a few sixes, including one on the top-edge.He said that these are sometimes good to relieve the pressure of scoring quick runs.
“Sometimes, those top-edges can be good.It keeps you going.You don’t even have to worry about your strike rate.
Ali said that Ali’s retirement from Test Cricket has allowed him to focus on white ball cricket.
“I know what I need.You used to switch between formats.It’s great, but it can be very draining.I’m happy to focus on the white ball and strive to improve.
With two wins from seven matches, the Warriors are now fifth in the points table.
Ali stated that they have a chance to qualify for the qualifiers, but must win all remaining matches.
“Yes, we have a sniff.
It will be a difficult task but we have a chance.Sometimes it is better not to pick up your form until the end of the competition.
It may be a little too late for us, but you never know.We will continue to win and we will see what happens.”
Deccan Gladiators defeated Delhi Bulls by eight wickets in other matches to take the top spot on the table.Bangla Tigers won by nine wickets over Chennai Braves to claim the second spot.
After suffering a second consecutive loss, Team Abu Dhabi is third.
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