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Dubai Capitals Dominate, Advance to ILT20 Final Over Gulf Giants


Sharjah Cricket Stadium witnessed a gripping encounter as Dubai Capitals clinched a remarkable nine-wicket triumph over reigning champions Gulf Giants in the Qualifier 2 of the DP World ILT20 season 2. Overcoming their prior defeats to Giants in the league stage, Capitals demonstrated prowess across all facets of the game.

The Giants, batting first, posted a modest 138 for 6. Skipper James Vince showcased resilience with a commendable 58 off 53 balls, supported by partnerships, notably a 55-run stand with Chris Jordan (30 not out). Despite these efforts, Capitals' disciplined bowling contained Giants' innings.

Chasing the target, Capitals' openers Leus du Plooy and Tom Banton provided a stellar start with a formidable 98-run partnership. Du Plooy's aggressive approach, including a six and two boundaries off Jordan's first over, set the tone. Banton's dismissal at 38 marked the end of the opening partnership in 11.1 overs. Du Plooy continued his onslaught, reaching a half-century in 35 balls and remaining unbeaten at 63 off 40 balls, steering the team to victory alongside Tom Abell (20 not out).

Delhi Capitals skipper Sam Billings lauded the team's clarity and adherence to basic cricket principles on challenging wickets. The win secured their spot in the final on February 17 at the Dubai International Stadium.

Player of the Match, Leus Du Plooy, expressed joy and credited the bowlers for setting up a chaseable target. Gulf Giants skipper James Vince reflected on a poor start and acknowledged the opposition's dominance. Despite finishing second on the table, he praised his team's effort throughout the tournament.

The victory sets up an enticing final clash with MI Emirates, and Capitals, buoyed by recent form, approach the game with confidence. While not underestimating the formidable opponent, Billings emphasized their commitment to playing their best cricket for a tough contest.

Brief scores: Dubai Capitals beat Gulf Giants by 9 wickets. Gulf Giants 138/6 in 20 overs (James Vince 58, Usman Khan 21, Chris Jordan 30 not out). Dubai Capitals 139/1 in 15.5 overs (Leus du Plooy 63 not out, Tom Banton 38, Tom Abell 20 not out). Player of the Match: Leus du Plooy

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