Shakoor powers Afridi CC

Abdul Shakoor hammered a scintillating century to propel Afridi CC to a brilliant 48-run victory over Ibsons CC in a high-scoring quarter-final match of the sixth Al Dhaid Cricket Village League Tournament, organised by the Sharjah Cricket Council.

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Published: Thu 19 Apr 2012, 1:28 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:30 PM

In another quarter-final match, Eurocon Alubond defeated Al Manal Group by three wickets, thanks a fine all-round performance by man of the match Mohammed Azam.

Shakoor cracked 146 off 146 off just 67 balls with 15 fours and nine sixes as Afridi CC, batting first, piled up a massive 266 for seven in the allotted 20 overs.

Hashmat Khan (44 off 17 balls with five fours and three sixes), Shamsher Khan (28 off 18 balls with two sixes) and Shehzad (23 off seven balls) further added to woes of a struggling Ibsons CC attack.

Ibsons CC, in reply, also batted well, but just failed to match pace with the ever-increasing asking rate. They eventually were restricted to 218 for five with Ibrahim Malik and Saqib Ali scoring 71 runs each.

In the other quarter-final,Eurocon Alubond overhauled Al Manal Group’s 191 for nine in 19.4 overs. Mohammed Azam, who had earlier taken two wickets for 36 runs, remained not out on 42.

Brief scores

Afridi CC beat Ibsons CC by 48 runs: Afridi CC 266 for seven in 20 overs (Abdul Shakoor 146, Hashmat Khan 44, Shamsher Khan 28, Shehzad 23; Saqib Ali 2-36, Fayyaz Ahmed 2-63) Ibsons CC 218 for five (Ibrahim Malik 71, Saqib Ali 71, Faizan Assif 40). Man of the match: Abdul Shakoor of Afridi CC.

Eurocon Alubond CC beat Al Manal Group by three wickets: Al Manal Group 191 for nine (Ihsan Elahi 82, Baber 28, Shahid Farooq 25; Nasir 2-31, Shafaqar 2-32, Azam 2-36) Eurocon Alubond CC 202 for seven in 19.4 overs (Nasir Aziz 43, Mohammed Azam 42 not out, Safdar 34, Zulfiqar 23, Waqas 20; Sulaiman 3-20, Adil 2-28). Man of the Match: Mohammed Azam of Eurocon Alubond CC. Umpires: Hamid Mukthar and Amin Shahid.

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