Dubai Starlets and ECB Blues enter quarterfinals of Bukhatir League

Team KT/Sharjah
Filed on February 28, 2021
Waheed Ahmed hit brilliant 225 during the match against Noble Future Land. — Supplied photo

Bukhatir League in full flow

Teams consisting of youngsters dominated the Eleven Warriors 46th Bukhatir League as Dubai Starlets and ECB Blues won with comprehensive ease over their rivals. They also had a clean sweep in their group matches thus moving into the Knock out stage of the event..

Kai Smith continued his brilliant form with a stroke-filled 73, while Ronak Panoly 35, Nikhil Srinivasan 57 and Ali Naseer 56 helped Dubai Starlets to reach 327 for 6 in their 50 overs. In reply Al Moharab Defenders were shot down for 119. Asfaandyar Ejaz 37 and Mohammad Shahdad 21 scoring respectively. For Starlets , Ronak Panoly picked up 5 for 22 while Nilansh picked 3 and Rahul Bhatia 2 wickets.

In the other game, Batting first , Karwan Strikers were in trouble at 9 for 4 wickets, but Ali Khan in the company of Sardar Bahzad Naquib 53 had a 144 runs 5th wicket partnership to get to a decent score of 234 for 7 wickets. For ECB Blues, Sabir Rao 4 for 47 and Adithy Shetty picked 2 wickets. In response, ECB Blues openers, Chirag Suri 58 and Ateeq Ur Rehman 66 and Muhammad Naeem khan 47 ensured a comfortable win in 35 overs.

At Pavilion Al Dhaid ground, Phoenix Medicines batting first scored a massive 622 for 5 wickets against Noble Future Land. After Rohan Mustafa departing early for 24, Vritya Aravind 106, UAE international Waheed Ahmed 225 and Shoib Leghari 173 demolished the bowling attack of Noble Future. A brilliant double century (225 by Waheed in 86 balls was the highlight of the game followed by young Vriya’s 108 and Shoaib’s 173 in 88 balls. Noble Future Land could muster only 176 runs in response to the huge target. Irfan Mughal scored 74. Rohan Mustafa grabbed three while Karthik Meiyappan four and Shaoib Laghari got two wickets for Phoenix Medicine.

Summarized Scores:

Dubai Starlets defeated Al Moharab Defenders CC by 208 runs

Dubai Starlets 327 for 6 (Ronak Panoly 35, Kai Smith 73, Nikhil Srinivas 57, Ali Naseer 56, Rizwan Ahmed 2 for 47)

Al Moharab Defenders CC (Asfandyar Ejaz 37, Mohammad Shadad 21; Ronak panoly 5 for 22, Nilansh Keswani 3 for 40, Rahul Bhaitia 2 for 28)

Karwan Strikers lost to ECB Blues by 5 wickets

Karwan Strikers 234 for 7 (Ali Khan 128, Sardar Bahzad Naquib 53, Sabir Raza 4 for 47, Adithya Shetty 2 for 40)

ECB Blues 235 for 5 (Chirag Suri 58, Ashfaq Ur Rehman 66 Mohammad Naseem Khan 47, Babar Iqbal 2 for 60)

Phoenix Medicines defeated Noble Future Land by 466 Runs

Phoenix Medicines 622 for 5 (Vritya Aravind108, Waheed Ahmed 225, Shoaib Leghari 173

Noble Future Land 176 all out (Hussain Merchant 74, Hazrat Nabi 35, Rohan Mustafa 3 for 59, Karhik Meiyappan 4 for 49, Shoaib Leghari 2 for 7)

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