With 10 runs to get from the final two deliveries, the match appeared firmly in the hands of the Bulls. Despite this, Jamie Overton smashed Dwayne Bravo for two sixes to ensure his team defeated 121 to remain undefeated in the competition.
On Wednesday, there was no Stirling-Salt show as the Irish all-rounder was out leg before on the first delivery of the second over by Fazalhaq Farooqi. Despite Liam Livingstone struggling with his timing early in the innings, Phil Salt carried on from where he left off against The Chennai Braves and kept the chase alive. In the sixth over, Salt slog-swept Romario Shepherd for his fifth six to reach his half-century in just 20 balls.
In his seventh over, Shiraz Ahmed gave away just four runs and helped Delhi Bulls to a comeback. As a result of Dominic Drakes' double strike of salt and Livingstone in the next over, Team Abu Dhabi needed 34 from the remaining two overs with two new batsmen at the crease.
From Farooqi's ninth over, Gayle and Overton took 16 runs, leaving Bravo with 18 runs to defend from the final over. In the final over of the chase, Gayle hit a first-ball six to swing the pendulum of the match but was run out on the fourth ball in search of a meaningless second. Overton was left with the job of ending the match.
The Delhi Bulls openers got off to a strong start, taking advantage of some wayward bowling by Fidel Edwards and Merchant De Lange in the first two overs. In Liam Livingstone's fourth over, Rilee Rossouw looked dangerous in his brief stay. In his first match of the competition, Luke Wright showed no signs of tiredness and hit three of the first four deliveries he faced for boundaries.
By removing Rahmanullah Gurbaz and allowing only four runs in his first over, Danny Briggs put an end to the Delhi Bulls innings. Briggs' good work was continued by Naveen-ul-Haq, who conceded only nine runs in the next over. De Lange's ninth wicket of the competition came as a result of the pressure applied by Briggs and Haq. Wright miscued a pull attempt to give De Lange the wicket. In response, Shepherd blitzed his way to an unbeaten 39 runs from 11 deliveries after three quiet overs. In their final two overs, the Delhi Bulls managed to score 43 runs, thanks to his knock that included 3 fours and 4 sixes.