UAE D10: Dubai Pulse Secure ends league phase with narrow win
Dubai Pulse Secure ended the league phase with a narrow two-wicket win over Ajman Alubond in the final league match of Emirates D10 tournament on Thursday.
Match Summary-Ajman Alubond v Dubai Pulse Secure Match 30
Ajman Alubond 83-7 (10)
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Ameer Hamza-0.4 ov), 2-41 (Syed Haider Shah-4.5 ov), 3-42 (Sandy Sandeep-5.1 ov), 4-55 (Ali Mirza-6.3 ov), 5-60 (Safeer Tariq-6.6 ov), 6-67 (Hamad Arshad-8.5 ov), 7-81 (Mohammad Azhar-9.5 ov)
Dubai Pulse Secure
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Fahad Nawaz-0.2 ov), 2-21 (Aagam Shah-2.5 ov), 3-21 (Faizan Sheikh-2.6 ov), 4-32 (Ibthisam Sait-4.2 ov), 5-32 (Usman Munir-4.5 ov), 6-32 (Rahman Gull-4.6 ov), 7-57 (Shafaqat Ali-5.6 ov), 8-79 (Imran Haider-8.4 ov)
Result-Dubai Pulse Secure won by two wickets
At the Dubai International Stadium, Ajman Alubond opted to bat first and posted a mediocre 83 for seven in their 20 overs. Only three batsmen Ali Mirza (21), Syed Haider Shah (17) and Mohammad Azhar (12) entered double figures from the Ajman batting line-up.
Wickets fell at regular intervals throughout the Ajman innings. The Dubai Pulse Secure bowling attack was accurate and controlled the flow of runs.
For Dubai Pulse Secure, Imran Haider (2-14), captain Abdul Rehman (2-15) and Umar Hafeez (2-21) were the most successful bowlers.
The chase for Dubai was derailed by a collapse as they were reduced to a disastrous 32 for six. It required a fine rearguard action from Fahad Tariq (16 n.o.), Shafaqat Ali (24) and Imran Haider (10) which helped revive the chase. In the end, Dubai won with two wickets and three balls to spare.
For Ajman, Hamad Arshad (3-6), Mohammad Azhar (3-8) and captain Nasir Aziz (2-29) were the key wicket-takers.
Dubai now plays Fujairah Pacific Ventures in the eliminator clash scheduled to be the last match of the day.
Ajman Alubond: Ali Mirza, Ameer Hamza, Anand Kumar, Hamad Arshad, Mohammad Azhar, Nasir Aziz (captain), Safeer Tariq, Sandy Sandeep, Sapandeep Singh, Saqib Manshad, Syed Haider Shah
Dubai Pulse Secure: Aagam Shah, Abdul Rehman (captain), Fahad Nawaz, Fahad Tariq, Faizan Sheikh, Ibthisam Sait, Imran Haider, Rahman Gull, Shafaqat Ali, Umar Hafeez, Usman Munir