Alubond Tigers score 156-run victory

Dubai - Alubond Tigers' openers put on a quick 28 runs after Shahid Siddique scoring a quick 16 from just 10 deliveries consisting of two fours and a six.



Alubond Tigers powered to a fine 156-run victory over Eids in the Al Dhaid T20 Cricket Tournament held at the Al Dhaid Cricket Village.
Winning the toss and deciding to bat, Alubond Tigers' openers put on a quick 28 runs after Shahid Siddique scoring a quick 16 from just 10 deliveries consisting of two fours and a six.
Umair Ali Khan was joined by Gulam Shabbir and the duo put on on a superb 106-run partnership. While Ali Khan blasted seven fours and as many sixes to achieve 78 runs from just 38 balls, Shabbir hit a quickfire 57 facing only 24 deliveries supported by eight hits to the fence and two over it. Zeeshan Bangesh further strengthened the total smashing a nine-ball 25 consisting of three fours and a six before Sultan Ahmed (36, 19b, 1x4, 3x6) and Hassan Raza (32, 8b, 5x6) ensured Alubond Tigers reached a brilliant 276 for seven in 20 overs. Khurram Khan was the successful bowler for claiming four wickets while Majid Bashir bagged two.
Chasing an improbable target, Eids saw a good opening partnership as Khalid Shah struck a fine 27-ball 41 but Sultan Ahmed and Asif Mumtaz ran through the top and middle order to ensure Eids were shot out for a meagre 120 in only 15.3 overs. While Asif scalped four wickets in his four overs giving away only 25 runs, Sultan pocketed three in his four overs leaking just 16 runs. In the earlier match, Alubond defeated Cost Cutter by 159 runs.
Brief scores: Alubond Tigers bt Eids by 156 runs. Tigers: 276 for seven in 20 overs (Shahid Siddique 16, Umair Ali Khan 78, Gulam Shabbir 57, Zeeshan Bangesh 25, Sultan Ahmed 36, Hassan Raza 32; Khurram Khan 4 for 39, Majid Bashir 2 for 44). Eids CC: 120 all out in 15.3 overs (Khalid Shah 41, Majid Bashir 12, Sajjad 10; Asif Mumtaz 4 for 25, Sultan Ahmed 3 for 16). Man of the match: Sultan Ahmed.
Alubond Tigers bt Cost Cutter by 159 runs. Tigers: 263 for four in 20 overs (Shahid Sadiq 67, Prashanth B 26, Zeeshan Bangesh 90, Amjad Gul 53 not out; M Yastoor 2 for 49, Salam 2 for 29). Cost Cutter: 104 for seven in 20 overs (Qamar 13; Umair AL Khan 2 for 17, Sultan Ahmed 2 for 15, Asif Mumtaz 2 for 17). Man of the match: Zeeshan Bangesh.


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