Tom Banton set the victory for Qalandars, grabbed strike during the power play against Pune Devils pulling off 39 off 15 in the first 3 overs carting Pune Devils bowlers to all corners.
The opener scored 45 off 18 balls, with Sohail Akhtar and Sharjeel Khan taking over after he fell to wrap up the chase with ease.
Setting a target of 108, Tom Banton got a lifeline after he was dismissed off a no-ball. But he didn’t hold back making the most of it, getting out the very next ball.
There was no coming back after strike bowler Mohammed Amir went for 16 runs in his second over, ending with figures of 0/26.
The duo Skipper Sohail Akhtar (33*) and Sharjeel Khan (28*) wrapped up the chase with 17 balls to spare, with Sohail Akhtar hitting the winning boundary.
The Qalandar chose to bowl first filed to stop Tom Kohler-Cadmore from hitting consecutive sixes off Samit Patel in the 2nd over, the dangerous Kennar Lewis was sent packing by the experienced Sultan Ahmed.
The veteran bowler finished his spell with outstanding figures of 1/12. But the Pune devils continued to score at a decent rate.
Kohler-Cadmore got supported by Darwish Rasooli with the opener racing to his 1st T10 fifty in 23 balls.
The opener was dismissed by Chris Jordan in the last over as the death-overs specialist finished with figures of 1/16.
The Pune Devils registered the second-lowest 1st innings total of the AT10 2021league while Qalandars did well to come back in the end, with only the 9th over going for more than 10 runs in the second half of the innings
Qalandars start their Abu Dhabi T10 campaign with a win is ready to face Team Abu Dhabi on January 30.