Enjoy our faster App experience

Sultan, Afridi scythe through ECB Greens

Sultan, Afridi scythe through ECB Greens

Riaz Afridi ripped through the top order with a three-wicket burst in three overs to leave ECB Greens tottering at 10 for four.



By Kt Report

Published: Wed 24 Jun 2015, 11:18 AM

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

UBL tasted success against One Stop Tourism. — Supplied photo

UBL tasted success against One Stop Tourism. — Supplied photo

Abu Dhabi — The Emirates Cricket Board Greens — comprising the core of the recently shortlisted UAE U-19 squad — were given a harsh lesson in the top flight Ace-Pan Global Group Ramadan Twenty20 Cup. They were bundled out for 17, a record low score in the competition, by Alubond Tigers in their Group B opener at the Zayed Cricket Stadium.

Riaz Afridi ripped through the top order with a three-wicket burst in three overs to leave ECB Greens tottering at 10 for four before Sultan Ahmed ran through the middle order to return with five wickets for two runs in 2.1 overs.

Alubond, taking first lease of the wicket, put up 149 for five with opener Zeeshan Bangash stroking a breezy 58 and Hasan Raza, the ex-Pakistan international, chipping in with 33 not out. Meanwhile, Syed Maqsood smashed 81 from 41 balls to setup a resounding 76-run triumph for United Bank Limited over One Stop Tourism.

Electing to bat, the opener hit seven sixes and an equal number of fours for his team to post 164 for four. OST in reply were bowled out for 87. They bounced back the next day to defeat Life Line Hospital by 77 runs and keep their hopes alive in Group A.

Mohammed Qasim stroked 69 for OST to put up 149 for eight and Tahir Latif grabbed six wickets for nine runs from four overs to bowl out Life Line Hospital for 71. Anwar ul Haq and Iftikhar Ali took seven wickets between them while Abdul Aziz slammed 61 to guide Al Fahim to a 37-run victory over Adnoc in another Group B game.

james@khaleejtimes.com


More news from Local Sports