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Opener beat Carfare in Dulsco T20

Opener beat Carfare in Dulsco T20

The tournament is being organised by Dulsco Sports Club under the auspices of Dubai Sports Council, a Press release said.



Published: Tue 30 Jun 2015, 12:19 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:12 PM


Members of the Opener X1 CC team. — Supplied photo

Dubai — Opener XI scored their second successive victory in the 14th Dulsco Ramadan Cricket tournament by scripting a 23-run victory against last year’s runners-up Carfare XI at the Zabeel Park Cricket Ground in Dubai on Sunday night. The tournament is being organised by Dulsco Sports Club under the auspices of Dubai Sports Council, a Press release said.

It was an all-round performance from Opener as they continued great form after defeating Drehomes in the first match. They now have a very good chance of entering the quarterfinals. For Carfare this was the first defeat in two matches. Their next match is now against Drehomes X1.

Opener got the perfect start after winning the toss and electing to bat first with Waqas Raja in aggressive mood. The openers put on 71 in five overs but it was Raja who scored most of the runs.

Raja made a 21-ball 48. Then there was a flurry of wickets with three more wickets falling in the space of five runs as Opener were reduced to 77-5 in the eighth over.

The late order batsmen then revived their hopes with some lusty hits. Bhargav Kashta (28) and Danish Farooqui (25 not out) each struck three sixes and one four as Opener ended on 156-9 in the allotted 20 overs.

Zahoor Farooqui was the most successful bowler with 3-40. Zeeshan Farooq claimed two wickets.

Nothing went right for Carfare in their run chase. After Salman Babbar (2) became the first casualty, the rest followed suit to hand Opener bowlers the advantage in quick time.

Pramod Shitoke (27) and Hassan Ali (28) offered late resistance but with all Opener bowlers bowling effective spells Carfare really had no chance. Raja also excelled with the ball by claiming three wickets and was declared the Multiplex man-of-the-match. Razzaq, Danish and Humayun claimed two wickets each as Carfare were bowled out for 133 in the last over.

The tournament is supported by Multiplex International LLC, Lal Qila Restaurant, Cricketlovers.com and Passion CC.


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