(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Winning the toss and choosing to bat first ubl lost syed maqsood (6) cheaply but baber hussain and amjad ali revived the innings sharing 88 runs for the second wicket.
grand midwest barged into the semi-finals in style trouncing united bank limited by four wickets in the 40th bukhatir league ‘a’ division tournament in association with interface transworld. the tournament is being organised by the sharjah cricket council.
chasing a meager 173 to win grand midwest spend 38 overs to overhaul the target losing six wickets at the sharjah cricket stadium after mohammad asif claimed the man-of-the-match for his all-round performance.
winning the toss and choosing to bat first ubl lost syed maqsood (6) cheaply but baber hussain and amjad ali revived the innings sharing 88 runs for the second wicket.
while hussain hit a patient 57-ball 31 including three boundaries ali scored a crafty 67 from 79 deliveries with the support of the eight hits to the fence and two over it.
pakistan international cricketer umar akmal in an unlikely role as a bowler tasted success claiming four wickets that not only broke the partnership but also put ubl in a state of bother that left them struggling at 124 for six after they were 97 for two at one stage.
ubl could muster only 172 before being all out in 44.5 overs.
chasing grand midwest batsmen lost two quick wickets including the wicket of umar akmal for just two.
irfan ahmed fired a 26-ball 35 consisting of six boundaries and a six while the elder brother kamran akmal scored a quieter 37 off 69 deliveries with the help of two sixes as grand midwest looked to be back on track.