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Northern Warriors beat Pakhtoons to win T10 League title

The roads leading to this grand old venue were lined with fans wearing the shades of Shahid Afridi's Pakhtoons on Sunday.

Subsequent to having played a match-winning thump (59 off 17 balls) against Northern Warriors in the Qualifier on Saturday, the Pakistani hotshot was back on the field against a similar group on Sunday. 


In any case, when it made a difference most, debutants Northern Warriors stole Pakhtoons' roar to develop victors of the second version of the T10 League. 

It was Afridi's virtuoso that harmed the Warriors in the Qualifier. 

Be that as it may, the Darren Sammy-drove group skiped back in style, beating Maratha Arabians by 10 wickets in the Eliminator 2 preceding taking away the Pakhtoons' freedom with a 22 - run triumph in the last, giving mentor Robin Singh his second in a row T10 title. 

The previous India all-rounder won the debut release of the competition with Kerala Kings a year ago. 

The Warriors, in the wake of being put into bat, made 140/3 out of 10 overs. The saint of their innings was Rovman Powell (61 not out, 25 balls, 8 fours, 4 sixes). 

Powell, who scored an unbeaten 80 in the Qualifier against Pakhtoons, shared 62 keeps running for the third wickets with Andre Russell (38, 12 balls, 3 fours, 4 sixes) in only 20 balls. That association among Powell and Russell restored the Warriors trusts in the match after Nicholas Pooran (18, 10 balls, 1 four, 2 sixes), the competition's most noteworthy scorer, neglected to give them a fantasy begin. 

In spite of Afridi's earnest attempts with his field arrangements, the two West Indians delivered the big cheeses in staggering design. 

Notwithstanding Sohail Khan's splendid last over in which Warriors scored just six runs, Sammy's men could have effectively made more than 150. 

In answer, Pakhtoons lost Cameron Delport as the South African was knocked down some pins by comrade Chris Green. However, Andre Fletcher (37, 18 balls, 2 fours, 4 sixes), Pakhtoon's most noteworthy scorer in the competition, kept the group in the chase. 

He found a decent accomplice in Afghan wicketkeeper-batsman Shafiqullah (26, 16 balls, 2 fours, 1 six), yet Green returned to expel Fletcher in the 6th over. Afridi (17, 7 balls, 2 sixes) at that point hit two major sixes just to lose his center stump to Hardus Viljoen in the seventh over. 

The South African pace bowler at that point slaughtered the match as a challenge with another wicket - Colin Ingram - in the following ball. 

Pakhtoons in the long run finished their innings on 118/7 as the Northern Warriors players ran and bounced for delight.

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