NMC oust Al Faraa to enter T20 final

NMC oust Al Faraa to enter T20 final

Usman Mohammed, who was picked the man of the match, hit a match-winning knock of 46 runs off 22 balls.



Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015, 11:27 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:11 PM

Al Ain — NMC defeated Al Faraa by three wickets to enter the final of the Al Faraa Corporate T20 League cricket tournament organised by Durham-UAE at the Al Ain Sportplex ground.

Usman Mohammed
Usman Mohammed

The tournament is being organised under the auspices of the Al Ain Cricket Council. The pressures of a semifinals was quite evident as the two teams squared up under the trying conditions.

Al Faraa, who had earlier defeated Hadd Cricket Club by a six-wicket margin in the quarterfinals, did rather well to post 180 runs against NMC. Babar Bashir stroked his way to 50 off just 37 balls including two sixes and six boundaries while Faisal Baig hit a six and five boundaries in his knock of 45. NMC’s Haider Ali pulled things back with a superb spell of three wickets for just 13 runs in 2.4 overs. NMC’s chase was not an easy one as well as they lost wickets at regular intervals before reaching home with two balls to spare.

Usman Mohammed, who was later picked the man of the match, hit a match-winning knock of 46 runs off 22 balls. Usman lofted two sixes and four hits to the fence as NMC trotted home scoring 184 for seven wickets in 19.4 overs. NMC will now take on the winners of the semifinals between Welkin CC and Dubai Hurricanes.


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