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Safraz slams ton in Adco victory

Takreer extend winning streak

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 15:14 January 27, 2013
  • Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Ali Safraz became the first batsman to score a century in this year’s edition of the annual Inter-Oil Companies cricket tournament being played at the ADCC grounds.

In last week’s thrilling encounter, Safraz slammed exactly 100 to help ADCO score a six-wicket win over Adgas with 13 balls to spare.

Adgas batting first scored 266 for five with strong contributions coming from Mohammad Faisal and Sohail Ahmad. Faisal scored an unbeaten 77 while Ahmad contributed 76 and in what looked like a formidable score of 266 in 25 overs.

However, the Safraz ton and and equally solid knock of 90 from Osama Tariq helped Adco prove their title ambitions.

In other matches, Takreer continued their winning streak with a win over Adma-Opco while Adnoc registered a nine-wicket win over Zadco.

Meanwhile, Gasco posted their first victory against NPCC while Petroleum Institute outplayed Borouge by 76 runs.

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Brief scores: ADGAS 266-5 (Mohammad Faisal 77no, Sohail Ahmad 76, Syed Humayun 3/51) lost to Adco 267-4 in 22.5 overs (Ali Sarfraz 100, Osama Tariq 90). Man of the Match: Ali Sarfraz of Adco

Takreer 184 (Shahid Iqbal 77) beat Adma-Opco 71 (Rana Sheroz 5-8). Man of the Match: Rana Sheroz of Takreer

Zadco 138 (SG Prasad 37, Syed Basharat 3-16) lost to Adnoc 141 in 14.3 overs (Rohail Hamid 65no, Mohammad Piyash 36no). Man of the Match: Rohail Hamid of Adnoc

Gasco 190-9 (Ishaq Khan 35, Suraj Raju 3-29) beat NPCC 152 (Kalpesh Kumar 36, Amir Mirza 5-28). Man of the Match: Amir Mirza of Gasco

Petroleum Institute 134 (Malik Abdul Haleem 57, Mohammad Salman 3-21) beat Borouge 63 (Khurram Ijaz 30, Mohammad Muzaffar Umar 4-5). Man of the Match: Malik Abdul Haleem of Petroleum Institute

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