Dylan bowls Wings to huge win; Asif shines for Phoenix

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Dylan bowls Wings to huge win; Asif shines for Phoenix

An incisive spell by Dylan Stanley helped Wings thrash UAE Exchange Express Money by 116 runs to ensure their third consecutive win at the Mulk Holdings T20 Challenge Cup being held under the auspices of Ajman Council at the ICC Global Academy Grounds.

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Published: Fri 26 Apr 2013, 11:43 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:45 AM

Having won the toss and elected to bat first Wings put up a modest target of 161 for UAE Exchange. But Dylan had no mercy on them sending the batsmen back to pavilion in no less time than they reached the crease right from the openers. The left hand fast bowler from South Africa who joined Wings a month back took out his best performance claiming 4 wickets giving away just 9 runs in 4 overs. Dylan was well supported by his Afghan teammate Gulbuddin Naib who claimed two wickets for 8 runs. UAE Exchange was bowled out for a paltry 44 runs with Sajjad Ali claiming the last two wickets in his first over. It was a total dominance by the Wings bowlers having bowled out five batsmen before the score board started ticking.

In an earlier match Wings beat Fly Emirates by 8 wickets. Fly Emirates, having lost the openers before the score reached 10 could never come back to the game and had to be contented setting a target of 97 for Wings. Nigel Fernandez top scored with 32 runs for Emirates. Sajjad Ali’s splendid knock of 60 off 39 balls for Wings landed them comfortably on the target in the eleventh over. Sajjad Ali was declared Man of the Match

Having won all their league matches Wings have ensured a comfortable entry into the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile a hat trick by Asif Mumtaz with a brilliant spell of 4 for 21 gifted Phoenix Medicines an easy win over Grand Midwest Royal.

Asif struck the blow when the partnership was going steady between opener Dipendra and Nasir taking GMW Royal to a score of 3 for 106 in 16 overs. But the middle order stumbled after Asif’s hat trick spell, restricting GMW Royal to 110 before they were all out in the last over. Chetan Kasara also claimed two wickets for Phoenix.

Riding high on a successful season having won major tournaments, the target was no threat to the mighty Phoenix. Openers Qasim and Ijaz Bashir started brightly where most of the runs came from hits to the fence before the first wicket fell for 45. Saqlain Haider scored a quick 25 from 14 balls and remained at the crease as Phoenix registered a comfortable win in the thirteenth over for the loss of four wickets.

Brief scores: Wings XI beat UAE Exchange Express Money by 116 runs. Wings XI 160 for 8 (Shahzaib 23, Sajjad Ali 37, Shaimon Anwar 24, Istiaq Gouri 25, Ali Afzal 2 for 28, Nadir Hussain 2 for 27, Aneesh 2 for 17) v UAE Exchange 44 All Out in 16.5 Overs (Dylan Stanley 4 for 9, Gulbuddin Naib 2 for 8, Sajjad Ali 2 for 5). Man of the match: Dylan Stanley.

Wings XI beat Fly Emirates by 8 wickets. Fly Emirates 96 for 8 (Shaheer Reyal 19 not out, Qaiser Ashraf 2 for 13, Ryan Hinds 2 for 15). Wings XI 98 for 2 in 11 Overs (Sajjad Ali 60 not out). Man of the match: Sajjad Ali.

Phoenix Medicines beat GMW Royal by 6 wickets. GMW Royal 110 All Out in 19.2 Overs (Dipendra 53, Nasir 31, Asif Mumtaz 4 for 21, Chetan 2 for 16). Man of the match: Asif Mumtaz.

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