UAE D10: Dubai Pulse Secure still in the hunt
Dubai Pulse Secure registered an impressive 29-run win over Team Abu Dhabi to keep themselves in the hunt for a place in the playoff. With their loss, Abu Dhabi are out of the race for a place in the playoff.
Match Summary- Dubai Pulse Secure v Team Abu Dhabi Match 29
Dubai Pulse Secure 122-6 (10)
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Fahad Nawaz-0.3 ov), 2-36 (Adnaan Khan-2.6 ov), 3-53 (Faizan Sheikh-4.4 ov), 4-55 (Faisal Amin-5.2 ov), 5-102 (Rahman Gull-8.3 ov), 6-118 (Shafaqat Ali-9.5 ov)
Team Abu Dhabi 93-5 (10)
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Ali Abid-0.3 ov), 2-2 (Rameez Shahzad-0.5 ov), 3-5 (Usama H Shah-1.4 ov), 4-62 (Ghulam Murtaza-6.3 ov), 5067 (Ghulam Farid-7.3 ov)
Result-Dubai Pulse Secure won by 29 runs
Asked to bat first at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai Pulse Secure posted 122 for six in their 10 overs. The top-scorer in the Dubai innings was Rahman Gull (42: 17b, 3x4, 3x6). Opener Adnaan Khan with 30 off 13 balls with four boundaries and two sixes was the other good contributor with the bat for Dubai. Shafaqat Ali with 26 off 14 balls with three boundaries and a six provided finishing touches to the innings. Aryan Lakra with figures of two for 15 was the best bowler on view for Team Abu Dhabi.
In their chase Abu Dhabi lost wickets at regular intervals. Ghulam Murtaza (39: 17b, 3x4, 3x6) was the only saving grace for Abu Dhabi. Only other noted performer with the bat for Abu Dhabi was Ghulam Farid (18). But the others failed to get going as Abu Dhabi finished at 93 for five in their 10 overs to lose by 29 runs. For Dubai, Faisal Amin (2-16) was the best bowler on view.
Dubai has one more league match in their kitty against Ajman Alubond, which will be played on the morrow, followed by the first playoff. The final league match between Dubai and Ajman will decide the teams for the elminiator to be played as the last game on Thursday. Dubai Pulse Secure are at fourth place with six points from nine games while Ajman Alubond are at fifth place with four points from nine games.
The points table is headed by Sharjah Bukhatir XI who have won nine of their 10 league games to pocket 18 points. ECB Blues have 14 points from 10 games (seven wins) are in second place, followed by Fujairah Pacific Ventures in third place (12 points from 10 games). Team Abu Dhabi finished at the bottom of the points table with just two wins from 10 games to finish with four points.
Dubai Pulse Secure: Adnaan Khan, Fahad Nawaz, Fahad Tariq, Faisal Amin, Faizan Sheikh, Ibthisam Sait, Mohammad Rashid (captain), Rahman Gull, Shafaqat Ali, Umar Hafeez, Usman Munir
Team Abu Dhabi: Ali Abid, Aryan Lakra, Dilawar K. Orakzai, Ghulam Farid, Ghulam Murtaza, Jalal Bhukari, Kai Smith, Khalid Mahmood, Rahul Bhatia, Rameez Shahzad (captain), Usama H. Shah