Umm Al Quwain: Skybridge Freight Solutions emerged as the winners of the 8th Invitation Premier T20 League organised by the Umm Al Quwain Cricket Club. In the final they defeated Al Futtaim Honda by 37 runs through a fine half century from Naveed Mohsin.
Batting first, Skybridge posted 205 for five in 20 overs mainly through Mohsin’s 68 runs from 46 balls with six boundaries and three sixes. Al Futtaim could muster only 178 for six despite Arun Alex’s fighting 60 runs.
Skybridge’s Habib Ullah, Waqas Muqbil and Omer Khan took two wickets each to restrict Al Futtiam’s run flow.
The ongoing Bukhatir League has been producing some spectacular individual performances.
Mohammad Qasim produced an amazing all-round performance cracking 94 runs and taking five wickets.
His splendid show resulted in Alubond Tigers recording a huge 128-run victory over One Stop Tourism to enter the semi-finals of the One Stop Tourism 43rd Bukhatir Premier League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
In another match, a fine four-wicket spell from Naqash Basharat ensured Sharjah Cricket Club recorded a brilliant five-wicket victory over G Force Cricket Academy.
In the United Bank Limited’s (UBL) match against G Force it was a day of the Maqsoods.
Zaheer Maqsood bowled a brilliant six wicket spell while Syed Maqsood hit a century in UBL’s nine wicket win. Zaheer took six wickets for 24 runs to restrict G Force to 127 runs.
Syed hit an unbeaten 100 chasing the score. Three batsmen Bilal Irshad, AA Afzal and Waseem Bari hit half centuries in Mir Cricket Club’s 182-run victory over General Petroleum.
Umm Al Quwain final: Skybridge Fright Solutions LLC bt Al Futtaim Honda by 37 runs. Skybridge Freight Solutions: 205 for 5 in 20 overs (Kashif Ahmed 28, Naveed Mohsin 68, Fawad Jalil 26, Omer Khan 29n.o). Al Futtaim Honda: 178 for 6 in 20 overs (Bilal Khalid 24, Arun Alex 60, Vineet Narayan 20n.o; Habib ullah 2 for 42, Waqas Muqbil 2 for 28, Omer Khan 2 for 18). Man of match: Naveed Mohsin.
Sharjah Bukhatir League: Alubond Tigers bt One Stop Tourism by 128 runs. Alubond Tigers: 309 for 9 in 50 overs (Abdul Shakoor Sher 41, Mohammad Qasim 94, Yassir Kaleem 21, Nasir Aziz 55, Fayyaz Ahmed 45n.o; Rohan Mustafa 4 for 45, Ali Afzal 2 for 62). One Stop Tourism: 181 in 41.1 overs (Rohan Mustafa 36, Hafiz Kaleem 25, Ghulam Shabbir 38, Tahir Lateef 22n.o, Taswar Ali Jammu 30; Mohammad Qasim 5 for 40, Fayyaz Ahmed 2 for 15). Man of the match: Mohammad Qasim.
Sharjah Cricket Club bt G-Force Academy by 5 wickets. G-Force CA: 114 in 38.2 overs (Hrithik Bhatia 25, Ram Narayan 27, Azhar Gul 29; Naqash Basharat 4 for 27, Ahmed Raza 2 for 9, Imran Haider 2 for 13). Sharjah CC: 115 for 5 in 23.4 overs (Chirag Suri 69n.o; Jash Giyanani 2 for 40, Sushain Thapar 2 for 31). Man of the match: Naqash Basharat.
UBL bt G Force Academy by 9 wkts. G-Force Cricket Academy: 127 in 36.1 overs (Karan Kapur 38, D Shekar 25, Sushain Thapar 22; Zaheer Maqsood 6 for 24, Usman Saeed 2 for 4). UBL: 133 for 1 in 14.3 overs (Syed Maqsood 100n.o, Usman Saeed 20n.o). Man of the match: Zaheer Maqsood.