GMW score third win

GMW score third win

Al Faraa’s joy was short-lived though as Shahzeeb Hassan and man-of-the-match Owais Shah put together a 60-run partnership.



Dubai — GMW Sharjah Royal Challengers recorded their third straight win in Group B of the Third Superstars T20 cricket tournament when they posted a thrilling two-run win over Al Faraa Al Ain Super Kings at the Sevens Stadiumon Sunday night.

Al Faraa won the toss and sent GMW in to bat. It seemed a good move as they got rid of dangerman Sharjeel Khan. Sharjeel was instrumental in winning both the matches for GMW with a century in each match but against Al Faraa he managed only one run before he was sent packing to the pavilion.

Al Faraa’s joy was short-lived though as Shahzeeb Hassan and man-of-the-match Owais Shah put together a 60-run partnership. Owais was severe on the Al Faraa bowlers blasting four boundaries and two sixes for his 36-ball 47.

In comparison Shahzeeb played a sedate knock but missed out on a half century by one run. However, his 49 from 43 balls which was laced with six fours and two sixes, gave GMW a solid foundation. Tariq Haroon (16) and Usman Qadir (17) threw their bats around in the slog overs to take their team to a defendable total of 160 for 8.

Hafeez Rehman, Mohamad Ajmal and Ayub Inayat bagged two wickets each for Al Faraa, who were off to a good start in their chase with openers Mohammad Altaf (31) and Ijaz Basheer (20) setting the tone. But some tight bowling from GMW made runs hard to come by.

 

 


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