Dubai Capitals (DC) captain Rovman Powell starred for his team in a run-fest in Abu Dhabi against MI Emirates in the ongoing UAE ILT20 2023. Dubai batted first and posted a huge 222/3 in 20 overs.
Joe Root slammed 82 in 54 balls with 8 fours and 3 sixes, while Robin Uthappa made 26 in 23 balls. But the most impactful knock came from captain Powell who played a blistering knock of 97 runs off just 41 balls with 10 sixes and 4 fours.
In the final over of the Capitals' batting innings, Powell tore into his Caribbean teammate Kieron Pollard. Pollard bowled a full delivery on the second ball of the over to Powell into the stumps and the batter threw a kitchen sink at it, smashing the ball for an eventual six.
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The manner in which Powell hit the six, with the bat twirling in the air after making contact made fans remember MS Dhoni, who popularized the shot, which was dubbed ‘helicopter shot’. The video of Powell doing a Dhoni has gone viral on the internet.
In reply, MI captain Kieron Pollard slammed 86 in 38 balls with 8 fours and 6 sixes, while Andre Fletcher (35*) and Najibullah Zadran (30 in 9 balls) almost took Emirates past the finishing line, but they could only manage 206/5 losing the match by 16 runs.