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UAE D10: Umair Ali bludgeons Fujairah into submission

Fujairah captain Asif Khan played a captain's knock
Fujairah captain Asif Khan played a captain's knock
©UAE D10
Fujairah captain Asif Khan played a captain's knock
Fujairah captain Asif Khan played a captain's knock
©UAE D10

Umair Ali's rapid unbeaten knock helped Sharjah Bukhatir XI to beat Fujairah Pacific Ventures by five wickets in the final game of the day on Sunday in the Emirates D10 tournament

Match Summary-Fujairah Pacific Ventures v Sharjah Bukhatir XI Match 23

Fujairah Pacific Ventures 130-3 (10)
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Muhammad Kaleem-0.2 ov), 2-48 (Waseem Muhammad-3.4 ov), 3-101 (Basil Hameed-7.5 ov)

Sharjah Bukhatir XI 134-5 (9.3)
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Renjith Mani-1.1 ov), 2-18 (Khalid Shah-2.1 ov), 3-51 (Rizwan CP-5.1 ov), 4-60 (Fayyaz Ahmad-6.2 ov), 5-73 (Syam Ramesh-7.1 ov)

Result-Sharjah Bukhatir XI won by five wickets


Asked to bat at the ICC Academy Oval 2 ground, Fujairah Pacific Ventures posted a competent 130 for three in their 10 overs. It required a 53 run third wicket stand between Basil Hameed (47: 19b, 7x4, 2x6) and captain Asif Khan (50 not out: 23b, 2x4, 5x6) to put Fujairah on track to a competitive total.

Earlier opener Waseem Muhammad (24) played an effective knock. The Sharjah Bukhatir XI bowlers-Syam Ramesh (1-18), Hazrat Bilal (1-25) and GK Krishnan (1-29) shared a wicket apiece.

In their chase, Sharjah lost wickets early on which looked to have derailed the whole effort. Then a blitzkrieg from Umair Ali of an unbeaten 60 off just 17 balls with two boundaries and eight huge sixes changed the course of the match. Umair received crucial support in his effort from captain Fayyaz Ahmed (20) and Rizwan CP (21).

The Umair Ali innings came at such a rapid rate that Fujairah bowlers could not control the flow. In the end Sharjah won with five wickets and three balls to spare.

For Fujairah Rishab Mukherjee (2-35) was the most successful bowler but was also the most expensive.

Playing XI
Fujairah Pacific Ventures: Ali Shan Sharafu, Asif Khan (captain), Basil Hameed, Hamdan Tahir, Hassan Khalid, Luqman Hazrat, Muhamad Kaleem, Rishab Mukherjee, Sanchit Sharma, Sheraz Piya, Waseem Muhammad

Sharjah Bukhatir XI Players: Ali Anwaar, Fayyaz Ahmad (captain), Gk Gkrishnan, Hazrat Bilal, Junaid Shamzu, Khalid Shah, Muhammad Farooq, Renjth Mani, Rizwan Cp, Syam Ramesh, Umair Ali

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