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Century and deadly spells lift Al Dhaid contests

Kumara cracks breezy ton in Bukhatir league while Sealine reach T20 semi-finals

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Sharjah. The ongoing Sharjah Cricket Council’s tournaments being held in Al Dhaid Cricket Village produced some spectacular performances.

Four wickets from four overs by Ali Afzal and a remarkable allround show from Thariq Mohammad saw Sealine Tuskers clinch a place in the semi-final of the tenth Al Dhaid Twenty20 Cup. Afzal’s four wickets for 25 runs and Thariq’s unbeaten knock of 70 and his three wickets for just six runs helped Sealine Tuskers defeat DB Schenker by 141 runs. The spell of Afzal and Thariq resulted in Schenker being bowled out for 90 runs while chasing Sealine’s total of 231 for five in 20 overs.

In the ongoing 26th Bukhatir League T20 tournament, Sumith Kumara cracked a breezy century to guide Sri Lanka Cricket Club to an impressive 104-run win over Sharjah Cricket Academy. Kumara’s knock of 135 with 11 boundaries and as many sixes as came off only 52 deliveries.

In another match of Al Dhaid T20 tournament, Bakthiyar Alam of Malik Contracting would have blasted a century but fell 20 runs short of the three figure mark. His 80 runs from only 50 deliveries came off with five hits to the boundary and four sixes. This knock helped Malik Contracting post 146 for 6 in 20 overs and restrict DB Schenker to 132 and win the match by 14 runs.

Red Flower Tourism (Junior) team too defeated Sharjah Cricket Academy by 9 wickets mainly through Yasir Kaleem’s unbeaten 66. This knock resulted in Ansh Tandon’s brilliant knock of 50, in Sharjah Academy’s total of 109 for 5 in 20 overs, go in vain as Red Flower won the match by nine wickets.

Brief scores:

Bukhatir League: Sri Lanka CC bt Sharjah Cricket Academy by 104 runs. Sri Lanka CC: 257 for 5 in 20 overs (Prashath Kumara 33, Sumith Kumara 135, Richard Gunasekara 36; Ansh Tandon 2 for 52). Sharjah Cricket Academy: 153 for 2 in 20 overs (Ansh Tandon 81, Thasin Rahman 27). Man of the match: Sumith Kumara.

Al Dhaid T20 Cup: Sealine Tuskers bt DB Schenker by 141 runs. Sealine Tuskers: 231 for 5 in 20 overs (Ashwaq Ahmed 54, Zeeshan Mustaq 21, Asif Iqbal 22, Thariq Mohammed 70n.o, Elham Fazeel 33 not out; Asad Shahid 3 for 28). Sealine Tuskers CC: 90 in 14.4 overs (Tahir Hussain 32, Ali Afzal 4 for 25, Thariq Mohammed 3 for 6, Akash Dev Kumar 2 for 26). Man of the match: Thariq Mohammed.

Malik Contracting LLC bt DB Schenker by 14 runs. Malik Contracting LLC: 146 for 6 in 20 overs (Raham Sher 27, Bakthiyar Alam 80, Ahmad Ullah 20; Irfan Naseem 2 for 25, Amjad Raja 2 for 19). DB Schenker: 132 in 20 overs (Amjad Raja 34, Ismail Mukati 42n.o, Ahsan Ali 4 for 16, Aamir Shahzad 2 for 24). Man of the match: Bakhtiyar Alam.

Red Flower Tourism (Junior) bt Sharjah Cricket Academy by 9 wickets. Sharjah Cricket Academy: 109 for 5 in 20 overs (Ansh Tandon 50, Hamdan Taher 26). Red Flower Tourism (Junior): 112 for 1 in 9.3 overs (Seit Ibtisham 20n.o, Yassir Kaleem 66n.o). Man of the match: Yasir Kaleem.