Farooq CC trounce UBL

Shehzad Khalid scored a fine half century as Farooq CC secured a comfortable 96-run victory over United Bank Limited (UBL) in the 39th Bukhatir League ‘A’ Division Tournament organised by the Sharjah Cricket Council, according to a Press release.

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Published: Wed 20 Feb 2013, 12:23 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:50 AM

Put in to bat first, Farooq CC made a steady start with openers Mohammad Ahmed (18) and Qais Farooq (40) providing a perfect base.

Adel Reyal chipped in with a crucial 28 from 47 deliveries to further strengthen the total but it was Khalid’s innings and Amir Iftikhar’s late unbeaten 23 off 20 balls that ensured Farooq CC reached a challenging 224 for eight in 50 overs. Khalid hit four boundaries during his 53 that came off 60 deliveries.

Farooq CC defeated UBL by 96 runs. — Supplied photo

UBL’s chase hit the rough when they lost three quick wickets for only 10 runs. Mohmmad Ahmed accounted for two while Qasim Zubair snared the other.

Aqeel Anwar (21) and Rameez Shahzad (17) rescued UBL from further trouble sharing 36 runs for the fourth wicket.

Abdullah Afzal (43) and Ahmed Raza (25) built on from there but Farooq CC did not allow their opponents to dominate running through the lower order as UBL were bundled out for only 128 in 42.3 overs.

Brief scores

Farooq CC bt United Bank Limited by 96 runs. Farooq CC: 224 for 8 in 50 overs (Mohmmad Ahmed 18, Qais Farroq 40, Adel Reyal 28, Shehzad Khalid 53, Amir Iftikhar 23 not out; Khurram Saeed 2-52, Zaheer Maqsood 2-25, Ahmed Raza 2-28). UBL: 128 all out in 42.3 overs (Aqeel Anwer 21, Rameez Shehzad 17, Abdullah Afzal 43, Ahmed Raza 25). Man of the Match: Shehzad Khalid.

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