Cricket Match Predictions Emirates D20: Ajman Alubond and Sharjah Bukhatir XI- Match 5
The 5th Match of the Emirates D20 2020 will be played between Ajman Alubond and Sharjah Bukhatir XI at the ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai.
Ajman Alubond could not have wished for a better start in the tournament as they won their first game on Sunday against Team Abu Dhabi.
Batting first, they lost important wickets of Waqas Ali and Asif Khan for cheap but Abdul Shakoor and Rameez Shahzad resurrected the innings and kept the score board moving. They ensured Ajman Alubond did not lose another wicket until the 12th over. Post that, they unleashed their power game and took the Abu Dhabi bowlers to the cleaners in all directions of the park. Rameez Shahzad was the top run scorer with 73 runs to his name while Abdul Shakoor made an impressive 60 runs. Ajman Alubond ended up putting 181 runs on the board in 20 overs.
Defending a tough target, the Ajman Alubond bowlers started off very well and picked up 3 wickets within 7 overs of play. Sultan Muhammad Akhtar bowled terrific for them as he took 2 wickets and gave away just 16 runs in his 4 overs. Midhun Sudhakar Pattlikkadan of Team Abu Dhabi showed some resistance to the Alubond bowlers with his good looking 42 runs but it was not enough as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Rameez Shahzad wrapped up the lower order taking 3 wickets for just 1 run. Team Abu Dhabi fell short by 70 runs in the end.
Rameez Shahzad was adjudged the man of the match for his breathtaking performance throughout the game both with the bat and ball. Ajman Alubond are looking in good touch from the first game and shall be able to carry on the momentum into their second fixture against Sharjah Bukhatir XI on Monday.
Sharjah Bukhatir XI on the other hand lost their first game to Fujairah Pacific Ventures while chasing a total of 148 runs. Bowling first, Sharjah Bukhatir XI could not get early breakthroughs and the top 3 of Fujairah Pacific Ventures ensured their team crossed the 140 mark with ease. Among the bowlers, Kashif Daud was impressive giving just 25 runs in his 4 overs taking an important wicket of Sandeep Singh in the death overs. Umair Ali also bowled an economical spell and took the prized wicket of Waseem Muhammad.
Chasing 148, they lost their prime batsman Renjth Mani with 45 runs on the board. Fayyaz Ahmed and Khalid Shah tried to revive the innings back and put the chase on course. However, tight bowling in the middle overs by Ahmed Raza ensured that Sharjah Bukhatir XI never got the momentum required to chase the total. Kashif Daud played a hard working and gritty innings of 22 runs but it was not enough as Sharjah Bukhatir XI fell short by 10 runs.
Sharjah Bukhatir XI have lost their first game against Fujairah Pacific Ventures but there are a lot of positives to take away from the game as it was a close one. Hopefully they can forget about the performance on Sunday and come with a fresh approach for the Monday game against Ajman Alubond.
Let’s have a look at the squads
Sharjah Bukhatir XI
Arsalan Javed, Badiuzzama Sayed, Faisal Altaf, Faisal Khan, Fayyaz Ahmad, Hafeez Rahman, Kashif Daud, Khalid Shah, Krishan Paul, Muhammad Boota, Mohammed Halan Mohammed Harris, Nathan Shibu, Renjith Mani and Umair Ali.
Abdul Shakoor, Adnan ul Mulk Nawab, Ali Khan, Amjad Gul Khan, Anand Kumar, Asif Khan, Ehtesham Siddiq, Hamad Arshad, Nasir Aziz, Rameez Shahzad, Rishab Mukherjee, Shareef Asadullah, Sheraj Piya, Sultan Ahmad, Waqas Ali and Zuhaib Zubair.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Ajman Alubond
Who will win? – Sharjah Bukhatir XI
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rentjh Mani (Sharjah Bukhatir XI), Abdul Shakoor (Ajman Alubond)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kashif Daud (Sharjah Bukhatir XI), Sultan Muhammad Akhtar (Ajman Alubond)
Most Sixes – Rentjh Mani (Sharjah Bukhatir XI), Rameez Shahzad (Ajman Alubond)
Man of the Match- Renjth Mani (Sharjah Bukhatir XI)
Team Scores Batting first – Sharjah Bukhatir XI 150+, Ajman Alubond 140+
Match Handicap- Sharjah Bukhatir XI
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