Team Phoenix Medicines 
clinch thriller

DUBAI — Phoenix Medicines kept their cool when it mattered most to clinch a tense six-run victory over Pack 2 Go in the Super Over after their match ended in a tie in the first Dubai Sports City Ramadan T-20 Tournament conducted by Dubai Sports City under the auspices of Dubai cricket council at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday night, a press release said.

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Published: Tue 31 Aug 2010, 11:58 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:22 AM

In another match, ECB Blues continued to ride the wave of success, defeating Seven Seas Strikers by 12 runs.

Phoenix Medicines matched Pack 2 Go’s score of 160 in the allotted 20 overs and then produced a clinical finish in the ensuing Super Over to settle the issue.

Earlier Pack 2 Go rode on fine half-centuries by Ajmad Javed (54 off as many balls) and Syed Maqsood (52 off 38 balls with six fours) to consolidate their innings. Opener Jaya Prakash (27 off 15 balls) was the other major scorer as Pack 2 Go did well to post 160 for six despite losing the last four wickets with the addition of just five runs.

Phoenix Medicines, in reply, had built their innings around Haroon Ahmed (62 off 56 balls) and Waseem Raja (34 off 25 balls), who prospered in a brilliant opening wicket stand of 71 runs. They had their chances of wrapping up the match, but two quick run outs that of Zeeshan Khan (15) and Rohan Mustafa (7) late in the innings extended the match into the Super Over.

In the other match, ECB Blues needed some useful contributions from Abdul Rehman (22), Amjad Ali (21), Ghulam Rasool (27) and Mohammed Tauqir (17) to post a decent 129 before being all out on the penultimate ball of their innings.

Shafaqat Ali bowled well for Seven Seas Strikers, taking three wickets for 18 runs while Mohsin Irshad and veteran Freddy Sidhwa picked up two each.

Seven Seas Strikers, in reply, were restricted to 117 for eight despite a brilliant knock of 61 by Mohammed Boota. The opener smashed three fours and three sixes in his 53-ball innings.

Brief scores: Phoenix Medicines beat Pack 2 Go by six runs in Super Over: Pack 2 Go 160 for six in 20 overs (Jaya Prakash 27, Amjad Javed 54, Syed Maqsood 52; Shakeel Raja 2-37) Phoenix Medicines 160 for seven in 20 overs (Waseem Raja 34, Haroon Ahmed 62, Sharjeel Khan 17, Zeeshan Khan 15, Shoiab Laghari 14 not out; Usman Mushtaq 2-15). Man of the match: Haroon Ahmed. Umpires: Mohammed Talib and Tanvir Mehdi.

ECB Blues beat Seven Seas Strikers by 12 runs: ECB Blues 129 all out in 19.5 overs (Abdul Rehman 22, Amjad Ali 21, Ghulam Rasool 27, Mohammed Madni 13, Mohammed Tauqir 17; Shafaqat Ali 3-18, Mohsin Irshad 2-15, Freddy Sidhwa 2-29) Seven Seas Strikers 117 for eight (Mohammed Boota 61, Qader Nawaz 21). Man of the match: Ghulam Rasool of ECB Blues. Umpires: Mohammed Talib and Tanvir Mehdi.

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