Get ready for an exhilarating face-off between Emirates Red (EMR) and Dubai (DUB) in the highly anticipated Final of the Emirates D50 2023, set to unfold at the Malek Cricket Ground 1 in Ajman. This encounter marks their second meeting in this tournament, with Emirates Red securing a notable 47-run victory over Dubai in their previous encounter.
Emirates Red comes into this final with momentum from their recent victory against Ajman. In that game, Emirates Red emerged victorious by five wickets after Ajman posted a challenging total of 269 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in 45 overs. Top-notch performances by Muhammad Irfan, scoring a commanding 80 runs, and Sagar Kalyan’s crucial 66 runs propelled Emirates Red to successfully chase down the target in 35 overs. Additionally, Muhammad Farooq showcased his prowess by claiming four wickets for Emirates Red.
Dubai, on the other hand, displayed remarkable resilience in their previous match against Sharjah, clinching a thrilling victory by just one wicket. Sharjah set a formidable total of 251 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in their allotted 49 overs. Dubai showcased their batting strength with Lovepreet Bajwa’s spectacular 125 runs and Adithya Shetty’s valuable 52 runs. Moreover, Irfan Ullah’s exceptional bowling performance, securing four crucial wickets, complemented Shetty’s all-round contribution, as he also scalped three wickets, guiding Dubai to a thrilling win, chasing down the target on the last ball while losing nine wickets.