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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 October 2018

Abu Dhabi T20 Day 2: Lowdown and predictions for Hobart v Lahore and Defenders v Titans

Both Lahore Qalandars and Boost Defenders can book their places in Saturday's final with victories in their respective group games on Friday at Zayed Cricket Stadium

The second day of the inaugural Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy takes place on Friday at the Zayed Cricket Stadium.

Here is a lowdown on Friday's two games, match previews, and everything else you need to know.

Plus also check out the gallery of all the best action from Thursday's games.

Hobart Hurricanes v Lahore Qalandars, Group A, 3pm

Lahore can seal their place in Saturday's final with a win over Hobart and if captain Sohail Akhtar can maintain his form from Thursday night in his side's victory over Yorkshire Vikings then it it is hard to see them not achieving that.

His 100 off 54 balls was crucial to their six-wicket win over Yorkshire. He was not the only player to shine in the Lahore team with Phil Salt looking in good nick as he struck an unbeaten 37 and Shaheen Afridi impressed with the ball as well.

Hobart will need to hit the ground running and it will be a challenge for Charlie Wakim's men.

Prediction Lahore to make it two out of two

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Boost Defenders v Titans, Group B, 7pm

Afghanistan side Boost found the batting conditions in Abu Dhabi to their liking on Thursday as they hit 205-5 to set-up a 35-run win over Auckland Aces.

Colin Ingram was in great form with his unbeaten 84 off 47 balls and the challenge of South African side Titans is to stop that momentum.

In captain Albie Morkel and the likes of Chris Morris they have the quality to do that, but again like Lahore, the extra experience and time on the wicket on Thursday could give Boost the edge to give them a win that will guarantee they top Group B.

Prediction Boost too good for Titans

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The Cricket Pod

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Remaining fixtures

Saturday, October 6

Vikings v Hobart, 11am

Titans v Auckland, 3pm

Final, 8pm

Tickets

Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.ae or the Zayed Cricket Stadium box office. Prices start from Dh25.