Lions, Al Faraa clinch close encounters

Lions clinched a one-wicket win over Thrifty Car Rental and Al Faraa got the better of Adma-Opco by two runs in a couple of thrilling quarter final games in the ADCC President’s Cup.

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Published: Tue 29 Apr 2014, 9:57 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 9:03 PM

Thrifty reduced to 82 for six in 20 overs battled back to have the Lions struggling at 81 for nine before the No.9 batsman Mohammed Fazil (19 not out) smashed a boundary in the penultimate ball of the last over from Hafeez Naveed to clinch a dramatic win and book their passage in the last four.

The Lions electing to field first proved a good decision as they had Thrifty reduced to 38 for six before an unbroken 44-run stand for the seventh wicket between Mohammed Kasim (22 not out) and Hafeez Naveed (23 not out) took their score to some respectability.

The Lions in reply then fund themselves in a bit of a spot as they too were reduced to 39 for six before Dilan George (26 off 35 balls) and Fazil (a six and a four off 30) took their team through.

Baber Bashir hit 57 off 37 deliveries and took two for 18 from four overs to guide Al Faraa to prevail in another thriller.

Irfan Dar and Irfan Zafer stroked breezy half centuries for Abu Dhabi Airport Technology to win by 53 runs over Robt Stone while Saqlain Haider hammered 83 not out off 48 balls in United Bank Limited’s 62-run triumph over Emistate.

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