Multiplex International win

Total 16 teams are participating in the tournament and have been divided into four groups.



Published: Fri 18 Jul 2014, 1:33 PM

Last updated: Tue 12 Oct 2021, 8:44 AM

Multiplex International beat Jashanmal. — Supplied photo

Multiplex International scripted their third successive victories riding on Imran Haider’s impressive spell in the 13th Dulsco Ramadan Cricket Tournament to trounce Jashanmal Cricket Club by six wickets at the Zabeel Park Cricket Ground, Dubai, on Wednesday night.

The tournament is organized by Dubai Cricket Council in association with Dulsco Sports Club. Total 16 teams are participating in the tournament and have been divided into four groups. All the matches will be played on a league-cum-knockout basis of 20 overs each.

Having already booked their place in the quarter-finals, Multiplex topped Group D with a hat trick of wins while Jashanmal, who were already out of the contention to make it to the knock-out stage, suffered their third straight loss. Future King Heroes is the other team from Group D who have made it to the last eight stage.

After opting to bat first, Jashanmal only managed 127 for 8 in 20 overs with Imran tormenting them with 4-6 and the target was overhauled by Multiplex in 11.2 overs for the loss of four wickets.

Jashanmal were given a steady start by Darshan (20) and Julien (10) but they fell in quick succession in the space of one run and Multiplex applied the brakes as the scoring rate slowed down. Waqas (38, 4x2, 6x2)and Imran (23, 6x2) did offer some resistance but once Imran dismissed both of them Jashanmal again lost their way. With wickets falling at regular interval and six batsmen failing to get into double figures, they could only manage a modest total of 127 for 8. Imran picked two more wickets to end up with remarkable figures of 3-6 to walk away with the Multiplex Man of the Match award.

With the target not looking daunting, Multiplex International openers started in style and the game was wrenched away from Jashanmal. Kashif Butt stroked his way to a masterful 18-ball 53 and hit three fours and six sixes before being the first wicket to fall at 60. Two more wickets fell with the addition of six more runs. However, any hopes of Jashanmal making a match out of it were quickly dashed by Irfan Zahar (21 not out, 4x1, 6x1) and Habib Dhazi (31 not out, 4x3, 6x2) as they powered their team to victory in the 12th over itself.


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