Sheraz Ahmed bagged three crucial wickets as Alubond Tigers edged past Al Jabeen by 10 runs in a Group C match in the Aseel Islamic Finance 26th Sharjah Ramadan Cup at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Electing to bat first, Alubond Tigers were bowled out for 127 in 19.5 overs. Zakir Malik’s 18-ball 20 and Umair Ali Khan (22) consolidated the innings, after they had lost early wickets.
Despite the slow scoring rate, the Tigers put on a decent total with contributions also from Nasir Aziz (10) and Ahmed (13).
In reply, Al Jabeen’s Yaqoob Masih smashed 19 off 10 deliveries while Amit Verma gave him good support with a run-a-ball 20.
Yasir Khalim added 20 more runs, but Ahmed picked up three quick wickets to turn the fortunes in Alubond Tigers’ favour.
Al Jabeen seal five-run win in low scoring game
Al Jabeen registered a close fiverun win over Al Faraa in the 6th Al Dhaid Ramadan Tournament.
Batting first, Al Jabeen saw only four of their batsmen come good in a total of 113 in 20 overs.
While Yaqoob Mashi topscored (33) Shivam Sharma chipped in with a quick 23 off 19 balls.
With the middle order failing to contribute, Nasim Khan (18) and Imran Munir (12) did well towards the end to add to the total.
In reply, Al Faraa openers Tahir Mughal (5) and Ijaz Bashir (4) fell early, but Shezad Malik and Imran Maqsood put the team back into contention with a 67-run stand for the third wicket.
But once the partnership was broken, the other batsmen struggled to score as Al Faraa managed to reach 108 for five in 20 overs.
Wings fly into last eight with six-wicket victory
Wings, Yogi Group and Alubond Tigers advanced to the quarter-finals of the Onashi Trading Pan Global Development Ramadan Twenty20 Cup.
Wings won by six wickets with a ball to spare over Seven Seas at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.
Sajjad Kharaki (17 n.o) and Ryan Hinds (13 n.o) helped Wings achieve the 163-run target.
Meanwhile, UAE internationals Shahzad Manna and Salman Faris (56), together with Abid Ali (40), contributed to Yogi’s total of 218-5 to give them a resounding 121-run win over Corniche Beach Club in Group A.
Manna followed his unbeaten century against Brooks in the first game with a 35-ball 72 runs.
Elsewhere, Sultan Ahmed and Nasir Aziz took three wickets apiece to set up the Tigers’ sevenwicket victory over Al Faraa in Group B.