Umar grabs five in Sandpipers victory

Umar shaped up his team’s win as he pick up wickets at regular intervals to finish off with a mercurial spell of five wickets for just 24 runs.



Published: Wed 24 Jun 2015, 10:55 AM

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

Dubai — Umar Mukhtar’s five-wicket haul helped Sandpipers defeat Emirates Flight Kitchen by 41 runs in the Skyline Ramadan Cup, organised by Young Talent Cricket Academy at the Skyline College ground in Sharjah.

Chasing a moderate Sandpipers total of 156, Emirates Flight Catering should have served out a comfortable win, but it proved to be a tough task instead as they were bundled out for 115 runs in 17 overs.

Umar shaped up his team’s win as he pick up wickets at regular intervals to finish off with a mercurial spell of five wickets for just 24 runs. Javed (18), Nizam (15) and P Sheebu (17) failed to build on the momentum after some early promise.

Earlier, Sandpipers, chalked out 156 runs for the loss of four wickets. Jose emerged the top scorer with 53 runs containing six boundaries. Lionel Sonas contributed with 44 runs while Ashley Lobo scored 21 runs.


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