Boota guides Golden Tower to title victory over Jabeen

Boota guides Golden Tower to title victory over Jabeen

Mohammad Boota was the star performer with a fine half century as Golden Tower cruised to a well-deserved win in the 19th over.



Published: Sun 14 Jun 2015, 12:03 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:13 PM

Golden Tower Metal scored a comprehensive four-wicket victory in the final. — Supplied photo

Umm Al Quwain — Golden Tower Metal Industries LLC defeated Al Jabeen Cricket Club by a comprehensive four-wicket margin to lift the Seventh Invitation Premier T20 League. The tournament was 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.

Mohammad Boota was the star performer with a fine half century as Golden Tower cruised to a well-deserved win in the 19th over.

Winning the toss and opting to bat first, Al Jabeen scored an impressive 181 for six in 20 overs. Despite the top order failing to contribute much, number eight batsman Saqlain Mohammed blasted 46 from just 18 deliveries peppered with three hits to the fence and four over it to ensure Al Jabeen had a challenging total.

Shadab Khan (22, 15b, 3x4, 1x6) and Yasir Kaleem (26, 19b, 4x4) gave a positive start but failed to build on it.

Ateeq Mehmood scored a brisk 19 while Abid Choudhri scored a run-a-ball 26 later in the innings.

For Golden Tower, Waheed Ahmed claimed three wickets.

In reply to a competitive target, Mickey Sandhu and Boota gave Golden Tower an impressive start to completely remove the pressure on the other batsmen during the chase.

While Sandhu struck a steady 32 from 39 deliveries including three boundaries and a six, Boota was in a completely different mood to fire 64 from just 33 deliveries supported by six fours and four sixes.

With still quite a long way to achieve the target, Zawar Fareed (28, 13b, 4x4, 1x6) and Bhargav Kashta (22 not out, 7b, 2x4, 2x6) ensured Golden Tower reached the target with 10 balls to spare.

 

 


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