UAE D10: Fujairah sneak into the D10 final
Fujairah Pacific Ventures beat Sharjah Bukhatir XI by a narrow two run margin in the second qualifier match to enter the final of the Emirates D10 tournament on Friday evening. The star of the Fujairah triumph was their captain Basil Hameed’s all-round show.
Asked to bat first Fujairah posted a decent 118 for two in their 10 overs at the Dubai International Stadium. The top-scorer in the innings was Opener Waseem Muhammad (57: 38b, 3x4, 5x6). Muhammad shared a 66 run stand with captain Basil Hameed (37: 22b, 2x4, 2x6) .
In their response Sharjah lost wickets at regular intervals. Captain Fayyaz Ahmad held the innings together with a 14 ball 24 with four boundaries and a six. But thereafter there was a middle-order collapse. It required a 35-run stand between Khalid Shah (26) and Syam Ramesh (17) to revive the innings.
But that proved to be not enough as Fujairah struck back well and restricted Sharjah. The heroes with the ball for Fujairah was their captain Hameed (2-2) and Luqman Hazrat (2-20).
Fujairah will now play ECB Blues in the final to be played later on Friday night.
Match Summary-Fujairah Pacific Ventures v Sharjah Bukhatir XI Qualifier 2
Fujairah Pacific Ventures 118-2 (10)
Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Ali Shan Sharafu-3.1 ov), 2-100 (Waseem Muhammad-8.3 ov)
Sharjah Bukhatir XI 116-7 (10)
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Renjith Mani-2.1 ov), 2-30 (Rizwan CP-2.2 ov), 3-55 (Umair Ali-3.4 ov), 4-57 (Muhammad Farooq-4.1 ov), 5-57 ( Fayyaz Ahmad-4.4 ov), 6-92 (Khalid Shah-7.6 ov), 7-107 (Syam Ramesh-9.2 ov)
Result- Fujairah Pacific Ventures won by two runs
Fujairah Pacific Ventures: Ali Shan Sharafu, Basil Hameed (captain), Hamdan Tahir, Hassan Khalid, Iqrar Shah, Lovepreet Singh, Luqman Hazrat, Muhamad Kaleem, Sanchit Sharma, Sheraz Piya, Waseem Muhammad
Sharjah Bukhatir XI: Ali Anwaar, Fayyaz Ahmad (captain), Gk Gkrishnan, Hafeez Rahman, Hazrat Bilal, Khalid Shah, Muhammad Farooq, Renjth Mani, Rizwan Cp, Syam Ramesh, Umair Ali