In pursuit of Desert Vipers’ target of 172 runs, the Dubai Capitals faced an early setback as opener Max Holden fell to a short-of-length delivery outside off by Sam Curran, leading to a remarkable catch by Adam Hose.
With the opening partnership broken, the responsibility fell on Tom Banton and Ben Dunk to steady the ship for the Capitals.
Following a successful second over by Curran, skipper Colin Munro turned to Mohammed Amir, hoping for some bowling brilliance to disrupt the Capitals’ top order. Amir didn’t disappoint, showcasing his magic during the third over.
Ben Dunk, known for his aggressive starts, was outfoxed by Amir’s mastery. The Pakistan pacer took a wide stance on the crease and delivered a full ball targeting the middle and off.
Dunk attempted a flick but misjudged the late deviation of the ball, resulting in it grazing the top of the off stump. Amir’s sensational delivery sparked jubilant celebrations, as he joined the Vipers’ contingent in applause, marking another impressive display of his skills.