Anfal stars again as West Star win thriller

Anfal stars again as West Star win thriller

The match at one stage looked like going in West Star’s favour when Multiplex were reeling at 131 for 9.



Published: Wed 24 Jun 2015, 11:16 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:12 PM

Globelink West Star overcame Multiplex. — Supplied photo

Globelink West Star overcame Multiplex. — Supplied photo

Dubai — Two run-outs at a crucial juncture punctured Multiplex International’s hopes of beating Globelink West Star Shipping in this gripping Group C match of the 4th Interface Transworld Ramadan T20 Cricket Tournament. In the end West Star won this nerve-wracking match by a solitary run.

The match at one stage looked like going in West Star’s favour when Multiplex were reeling at 131 for 9. But some power hitting by Imran Haider, whose 16 from 8 balls (1x6, 1x4) almost turned the match on its head.

Multiplex were all pumped up now and suddenly it looked like they had spring in their steps. It was just a matter of showing some calmness and sensibility but to their dismay Haider got run out and with Ameet Kukreja too running himself out it brought about their demise. Anfal P.M. won his second man of the match award for Globelink West Star. His 45 from 31 balls (2x6, 3x4) lifted them to 151 for 6 in 20 overs and later his figures of 2 for 18 was crucial in bowling Multiplex out for 150.

This was Globelink’s second successive victory. In a Group B match, Musab Khan’s impressive bowling figures of 4-0-15-4 for Light Speed Garage went in vain as he was overshadowed by man of the match Luqman Khan (3-0-13-2) and Nisar Khan (3-0-15-3) who combined well to help Fly Emirates to a 61-run.

Fly Emirates won the toss and elected to bat but were all at sea from the word go with Musab breathing fire from one end for Light Speed and Mohammed Saeed (2/27) giving him company from the other. Only four Fly Emirates batsmen reached double figures with the highest score being that of Shadeep Silva (19).


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