Haider and Mahroz in record stand

Arfan Haider and Mahroz Khan smashed centuries and shared in a record 400-run opening wicket partnership for William Hare Abu Dhabi Gymkhana to score a resounding victory over Adgas in the division-1 Al Hamad trophy.

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Published: Wed 24 Apr 2013, 12:56 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 8:00 AM

Haider hit 168 and Mahroz 156 before they both retired on reaching the milestone partnership in 45 overs at the Zayed Cricket Stadium.

Kamran Mustafa, opening the bowling for gymkhana, grabbed seven wickets to send Adgas crashing to 84 all out.

Haider, the UAE international, hit 22 fours and two sixes off 140 balls while Mahroz’s 136-ball knock was highlighted by 21 hits to the fence. Ghulam Farid (23 not out off 8 balls) and Mohammed Shafiq (42 off 22) added 76 in five overs for their team to post 476 for three.

Multiplex International made a bright start by winning their opening match against Cost Cutter by 46 runs.

It was an excellent teamwork from them with almost every batter chipping in with runs while Mohammed Yasir and Imran Haider taking seven wickets between them.

The opener Waseem Butt (50) shared two half century partnerships to set them the platform to score 320 for nine.

He put on 54 for the first wicket with Ikhlaq Butt (26) and 63 for the second wicket with Haroon Ahmed (37). Mohammed Kashif, the No 4 batsman, stroked 52 off 60 balls.

The match between Danube and New Medical Centre was abandoned heavy downpour.

Before the rains, Indika Sampath, the NMC opener hammered 60 off 33 balls in the team’s 79 for four in 10 overs in reply to Danube’s 247 all out.

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