Arif stars in Matar CC win

Mohsin Arif smashed a superb half century as Matar CC outclassed Taha Cricket Club by six wickets in the inaugural Desert Premier League organised by Infoquest and held under the auspices of the Sharjah Cricket Council at the Skyline University College.

Batting first, Taha CC achieved a decent 139 before being all out in the 18th over thanks to three-wicket hauls by Abdullah Kayani and Zeeshan Butt. They were backed by Mohammad Umair who scalped two wickets. For Taha CC, Murad Khan topscored with 39 and Haider Shah was the second best batsman with a gritty 31.

Chasing, one early wicket did not affect Matar CC as Shazir Sohail Samana and Arif shared 96 runs for the second wicket. Samana departed on 47 coming off 42 deliveries including five boundaries and a six and suddenly two more wickets fell in quick succession.

Matar CC outclassed Taha Cricket Club. — Supplied photo

It also included Arif who was run out but he ensured he had done the damage scoring 58 from 44 balls. Matar CC just needed a six run contribution from Mansoor to cross the target in 18 overs.

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