UAE D10: Mani, Ramesh power Sharjah to win over Abu Dhabi
Led by opener Renjith Mani's 65 off 26 balls and Syam Ramesh's all-round effort Sharjah Bukhatir XI beat Team Abu Dhabi by seven wickets on Wednesday in the Emirates D10 tournament.
Match Summary-Team Abu Dhabi v Sharjah Bukhatir Match 27
Team Abu Dhabi 128-3 (10)
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Ghulam Farid-2.1 ov), 2-23 (Ali Abid-2.4 ov), 3-125 (Usama H Shah-9.4 ov)
Sharjah Bukhatir XI 129-3 (9.3)
Fall of wickets: 1-77 (5.4 ov), 2-104 (Ansh Tandon-7.3 ov), 3-104 (Umair Ali-7.4 ov)
Result - Sharjah Bukhatir XI won by seven wickets
The action moved to Dubai International Stadium, Team Abu Dhabi posted 128 for three in their 10 overs after being asked to bat. The star for Abu Dhabi was their captain Rameez Shahzad who top-scored with an unbeaten 80 off 31 balls with six boundaries and seven sixes. The other major contributors were Usama H Shah (21) and Ali Abid (15). Syam Ramesh (3-11) was the major wicket-taker for Sharjah.
In their response thanks to Mani's 65 off 26 balls with four boundaries and sixes, coupled with an unbeaten 34 off 13 balls by Ramesh (2x4, 3x6), Sharjah was always in the hunt. They managed to reach the target in 9.3 overs with seven wickets and three balls to spare. For Abu Dhabi the best bowler on view was Dilawar K Orakzai (2-26).
Team Abu Dhabi: Ali Abid, Aryan Lakra, Dilawar K. Orakzai, Ghulam Farid, Jalal Bhukari, Kai Smith, Khalid Mahmood, Rahul Bhatia, Rameez Shahzad (captain), Usama H. Shah, Vinayak Vijayan
Sharjah Bukhatir XI: Ali Anwaar, Ansh Tandon, Fayyaz Ahmad (captain), Gk Gkrishnan, Hafeez Rahman, Junaid Shamzu, Nathan Shibu, Renjth Mani, Rizwan Cp, Syam Ramesh, Umair Ali
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