Asics down Titans for T20 title

Asics down Titans for T20 title

For Asics, Zulfiqar Khan bagged three wickets in his four overs giving away 35 runs while Masood Hamid claimed two wickets.



Published: Mon 22 Jun 2015, 11:54 AM

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

Asics chased down the target of 180 runs to win the title. — Supplied photo

Asics chased down the target of 180 runs to win the title. — Supplied photo

Umm Al Quwain — Asics put up a fine performance to emerge champions in the 2nd Car Fare Rent A Car T20 League, organized by Umm Al Quwain Cricket Association and held under the supervision of the Emirates Cricket Board and played under the auspices of the Ajman Cricket Council and Domestic Cricket Development Committee.

In the final, Asics chased down a tricky target of 180 with comfort to register a fine four-wicket victory over Titans Cricket Club.

Put in to bat first, Titans’ Salman Baber and Ibrahim Malik gave their team a positive start playing aggressively from the word go.

But Baber could not survive for long as he succumbed scoring a brisk 11 from seven balls including a boundary and a six.

Malik was joined by Khawer Khan, who also smashed a quickfire 19 from 25 supported by three boundaries and a six.

A couple of more wickets fell but Malik kept his cool and played a brilliant knock to score 76 from 57 deliveries finding the fence on 10 occasions.

Zeeshan Akmal powered to a superb 42 from just 25 deliveries peppered with five boundaries and two sixes as Titans achieved a brilliant 180 for six in 20 overs.

For Asics, Zulfiqar Khan bagged three wickets in his four overs giving away 35 runs while Masood Hamid claimed two wickets.

Chasing a stiff target, Asics lost a couple of wickets early on, but Ahmed Samir and Waheed Ahmad played vital knocks to put them back on track.

While Samir scored a 34-ball 41 supported by six boundaries, Ahmad fired 39 from 23 deliveries including six fours and a four.

The match further got exciting when Titans bowlers managed to capture some quick wickets but Muhammad Ruwaid (17 not out, 11b, 1x4, 1x6) and Muhammad Ullah Khan (27, 15b, 1x4, 3x6) put on a great partnership to ensure Asics overhauled the target with two overs to spare.


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