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Qalandars register another nine-wicket victory

Qalandars' Sharjeel Khan hit brilliant 40 runs to fire his team to victory over Team Abu Dhabi. — Supplied photo
Qalandars' Sharjeel Khan hit brilliant 40 runs to fire his team to victory over Team Abu Dhabi. — Supplied photo

Abu Dhabi - It was Qalandars’ tight bowling that restricted Team Abu Dhabi to 100 runs



By Team KT

Published: Sat 30 Jan 2021, 9:37 PM

Qalandars put up a brilliant tall-round performance as they breezed to a nine-wicket win over Team Abu Dhabi at the Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium. Qlandars had started their campaign with an identical nine-wicket win over Pune Devils.

In the match against Team Abu Dhabi, Qalandars once again displayed their strong bowling and batting strength.

It was Qalandars’ tight bowling that restricted Team Abu Dhabi to 100 runs. Chasing the target, Qalandars, through a quick 30 from Tom Banton, an unbeaten 40 from Sharjeel Khan, and an unconquered 27 from skipper Sohail Akhtar, won the match with 10 balls to spare.

Earlier, Qalandars won the toss and elected to field. Pakistan’s experienced pacer Sohail Tanvir bowled an intelligent first over giving away just seven runs to Team Abu Dhabi openers Chris Gayle and Paul Stirling. Ahmed Daniyal too bowled a tight second over giving away only seven runs. UAE’s left-arm spinner Sultan Ahmed got Gayle caught by Sohail Tanvir at deep backward square leg for 5. Stirling hit Sultan’s last ball for a six over deep mid-wicket.

Brief scores: Team Abu Dhabi 100 for 5 (Paul Stirling 29, Ben Duckett 15, Joe Clarke 34)

Qalandars 104 for 1 (Tom Banton 30, Sharjeel Khan 40 n.o.; Sohail Akhtar 27 n.o.)


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