Golden Line lifts Shijana Cup

Golden Line beat Seven Seas Strikers by 5 wickets in the 11th Shijana Cricket Cup final.

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Published: Wed 25 Apr 2012, 12:47 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:31 PM

Batting first, Seven Seas Strikers set a challenging target of 219, losing just 4 of their wickets in their allotted 25 overs. Waqas scored a crucial 62, as did Hasnain Raza with his 58 not out. Coming later down the order, Salman Afzel played a brilliant knock of 79. Adil remained the only successful bowler and attained 2 wickets.

Chasing, Golden Line opener, smashed an essential 60 and was eventually retired hurt.

Key contributions were made by middle-order batsmen Nadir, Andre and Jawad with their 42, 40 and 32 respectively. Qader took 2; whilst Freddy Sidhwa claimed a wicket respectively. The tournament was sponsored by Shijana Trading, and was organised by the Seven Seas Sports Club under the auspices of the Dubai Cricket Council. The prizes were donated by Shamir Ahmed of Shijana Trading Co. L.L.C.

Brief scores

(* denotes not out)

Golden Line bt Seven Seas Strikers by 5 wickets. Seven Seas Strikers scored 219 all out in 25 overs (Salman 79*, Waqas 62, Hasnain 58*; Adi 2/44). Golden Line 222/5 in 25 overs. (Ateeq 60 (retired hurt), Nadir 42, Andre 40, Jawad 32; Qader 2/34, Freddy Sidhwa 1/22)


Man of the match: Ateeq of Golden Line

Best Bowler: Farhan of Seven Seas Strikers

Best Batsman: Salman of Seven Seas Strikers

Man of the Tournament: Ateeq of Golden Line

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