(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Emirates group team were cruising smoothly when a mini collapse put them in a situation of worry that left them tottering at 105 for six.
emirates group team registered their first win thrashing uae exchange xpress money by a huge 98 runs in the group b of the 40th bukhatir league “a” division tournament in association with interface transworld. the tournament is being organised by the sharjah cricket council a press release said.
preferring to bat first after winning the toss at the sharjah cricket stadium emirates group team made a flying start with marlon fernando and arshad ali putting on 56 runs for the first wicket. while fernando scored a patient 34 from 43 balls helped by three boundaries and a six uae veteran player arshad ali was a tad slow consuming 46 balls to reach 26 with a boundary.
krishna chandran whose impressive performance in the recent past earned him a berth in the uae team recently carried on the momentum to score a superb 68 from 94 balls with only three hits to the fence.
from 90 for two emirates group team were cruising smoothly when a mini collapse put them in a situation of worry that left them tottering at 105 for six.
while lalith dahanayake and uae player shadeep silva failed to open their account nigel fernandes and rushan kareem departed scoring an identical three runs.
qamar hussain joined krishna chandran as they did the revival act to add a crucial 77 runs for the seventh wicket. hussain hit a 41-ball 35 with the support of one boundary and a six after which the lower order failed to contribute much as emirates group team were all out for 142 in 42.3 overs.
farhan ahmed and waseem zahoor were the pick of the bowlers for uae exchange claiming three wickets each while abdi ishtiaq pocketed two.
chasing a reasonably simple target uae exchange made a mess of the chase losing three wickets for just 21 runs. shadeep silva was the man in action to claim all the three as he ran through the top order.
imtiaz ahmed held on for a while facing 30 balls scoring 19 along with mohammad usman who smashed a six in his 14 he got from 13 balls.
this was the only brief moment uae exchange could cheer as the rest of the batsmen fell like a pack of cards with none of the batsmen reaching double figures as they were shot out for 87 in 28 overs.
silva bowled a fiery spell to give away only 18 runs in his eight overs to pick up three wickets. fernandes rehan adil and arshad ali bowled dominating spells to claim two wickets each.