The playoffs schedule for the second season of ILT20 has been updated. The Qualifier 1 will now be played on Wednesday, 14 February. This match was originally to be played on Tuesday, 13 February at the Dubai International Stadium.
The Eliminator will now be played on Tuesday, 13 February. The match will be hosted at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Cricket Stadium. This match was originally scheduled to be played on Wednesday, 14 February.
The schedule for Qualifier 2 and final fixtures remains the same.
Tickets purchased for either games will still be valid for the revised dates, for those unable to attend the matches on the revised dates will be entitled to a full refund via Virgin Megastore website or in stores across the UAE.
Earlier, a last-ball six by Sikandar Raza and his fighting unbeaten 60 off 45 balls with five boundaries and two sixes lifted Dubai Capitals to a nail-biting five-wicket win over Dubai Capitals in the 27th match of the ILT20 season 2 at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday.
Raza orchestrated his team’s victory through a 79-run partnership in 54 balls for the fourth wicket with Sam Billings, who cracked 57 off 36 balls with five boundaries and two sixes, and a 40 runs partnership in 23 balls with Dasun Shanaka (10) for the fifth wicket.
With 13 runs needed off the last over, UAE's 19-year-old medium pacer Ali Naseer bowled a brave over, but when six runs were needed off the last ball Raza hit him over long on.
Vipers had posted a challenging 171 for 7 through Alex Hales 66 off 37 balls with four boundaries and six sixes, and his 66 runs opening partnership with Phil Salt (26). Other than Michael Jones’s cameo of 20, all the rest struggled for runs.