UAE D10: Abid leads Abu Dhabi to comprehensive win
Led by Ali Abid's unbeaten 66 Team Abu Dhabi beat Ajman Alubond by eight wickets to register a comprehensive victory in the Emirates D10 tournament on Thursday.
Ajman Alubond 112-7 (10)
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Amjad Gul Khan-3.3 ov), 2-48 (Sandy Sandeep-4.3 ov), 3-53 (Sapandeep Singh-4.6 ov), 4-62 (Omer Farooq-6.1 ov), 5-80 (Ameer Hamza-6.6 ov), 6-93 (Saqib Manshad-8.1 ov), 7-97 (Abdul Shakoor-9.1 ov)
Team Abu Dhabi 116-2 (8.1)
Fall of wickets: 1-61 (Ghulam-3.5 ov), 2-101 (Kai Smith-6.4 ov)
Result-Team Abu Dhabi won by eight wickets
At the ICC Academy Oval 2 ground, Team Abu Dhabi opted to bowl and restrained Ajman Alubond's batting line-up. The top-scorer for Ajman was Ameer Hamza (30: 12b, 2x4, 3x6). The two other major contributors to the Ajman batting was Sapandeep Singh (27) and Syed Haider Shah (20 not out). This ensured that Ajman reached a total of 112 for seven in their allotted 10 overs.
The best bowler on view for Abu Dhai was Dilawar K Orakzai (4-24).
In their chase, Abu Dhabi got off to a great start thanks to Ali Abid and Ghulam Farid (31: 11b, 4x4, 2x6). Ali Abid remained unbeaten on 66 off 28 balls with three boundaries and seven sixes. Abu Dhabi reached the target in just 8.1 overs with eight wickets to spare and finished on 116.
None of the Ajman bowlers could create any impression on the Abu Dhabi batting line-up.
Match Summary - Ajman Alubond v Team Abu Dhabi Match 17
Ajman Alubond: Abdul Shakoor, Ameer Hamza, Amjad Gul Khan, Hamad Arshad, Nasir Aziz (captain), Omer Farooq, Sandy Sandeep, Sapandeep Singh, Saqib Manshad, Shareef Asadullah, Syed Haider Shah
Team Abu Dhabi: Ali Abid, Aryan Lakra, Dilawar K. Orakzai, Ghulam Farid, Ghulam Murtaza, Graeme Cremer (captain), Kai Smith, Khalid Mahmood, Rizwan A. Ali, Usama H. Shah, Vinayak Vijayan