Abu Dhabi T20 Day 3 lowdown and predictions: Who will face Lahore Qalanders in the final?
The last two group games and the final will take place at Zayed Cricket Stadium on Saturday, with the action starting at 11am
So, here we are: it is the final day of the Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy at Zayed Cricket Stadium on Saturday, with three matches remaining before the winners of the inaugural competition are crowned.
Here is a lowdown of the schedule, match previews, predictions for the outcomes of the games, and everything else you need to know. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.ae or at the Zayed Cricket Stadium box office. Prices start from Dh25.
Hobart Hurricanes v Yorkshire Vikings, Group A, 11am
Both sides have already lost to Lahore Qalanders meaning that the Pakistan side have been crowned Group A champions and will play in the final.
Only pride is at stake here and for that reason it is hard to call who will win.
Yorkshire pushed Lahore hard on Thursday, and their 184-5 score was let down by a number of batsmen, including Harry Brook and Gary Ballance getting in, but no-one kicking on.
Purely on the fact they were slightly more impressive in their losing effort, Yorkshire to edge this.
Prediction: Yorkshire win
Auckland Aces v Multiply Titans, Group B, 3pm
The Titans have been given a tough schedule. Playing until 10.30pm on Friday and then, if things go well, having to play 80 overs of cricket on Saturday.
Luckily they look well set. They batted superbly in beating Boost Defenders, with Tony de Zorzi's unbeaten 106 a joy to watch.
The key thing is that captain Albie Morkel did not bat or bowl against the Defenders and that could be crucial.
Auckland have not played since Friday afternoon, and Robert O'Donnell looked in good nick in their losing effort to the Defenders.
But Auckland have momentum and it is hard to look beyond them.
Prediction: Titans win
Lahore Qalanders v Group B winners, 8pm
Following the predictions above, it will be Lahore v Titans to crown the inaugural winners.
Lahore will have a huge advantage over whoever they play, having finished at 6.30pm on Friday.
They are not just rested, they have played good cricket and captain Sohail Akhtar has led well in the field, and batted superbly as his 100 against Yorkshire showed.
Everything seems to favour Lahore and it will be a surprise if the Pakistan side are not celebrating with the trophy come around 11pm on Saturday night.
Prediction Lahore to be champions
Updated: October 6, 2018 08:40 AM