Cricket

ECB Blues through to the final, Sharjah and Fujairah to contest for the other spot.

Day 9 of Emirates D10, began with Ajman Alubond taking on Dubai Pulse Secure, as Ajman Alubond won the toss and elected to bat. Haider Shah and Ali Mirza provided a decent stand after an early exit of Ameer Hamza. Ali made 21, while Haider was undone for 17, and no one else scored handy runs from the rest of the batting, as Ajman managed to put 83/7 in 10 overs. Imran picked up 14/2. Dubai Pulse Secure had a damaging start to the innings early on as Fahad was dismissed for a duck, Aagam made 5, while Ibthisam and Usman were dismissed for 1 and 0 respectively. Shafaqat and Haider then got into the act to rescue the innings to take Dubai Pulse Secure over the line in the last over to secure the victory by 2 wickets.

First Qualifier of Emirates D10, was played between Sharjah Bukhatir XI and Sharjah Bukhatir XI as ECB Blues won the toss and elected to bowl. Renjth Mani and Khalid Shah provided an opening stand of 47 in 4 overs, as Khalid was dismissed for 6 off 11 balls. Captain Fayyaz was dismissed for 1, but Renjth Mani kept on pilling up runs; as he went on to score 70 off 32 balls. Umair made 17, while Syam made 11, as Sharjah Bukhatir XI put on 117/4 in 10 overs. Adhitya picked up 15/2.
Chasing a fighting total of 118, Chirag and Vriitya began the innings for ECB. Chirag made 16, while Vriitya made 10 only. But the match-changing innings game from Rohan Mustafa, as he jotted 53 off 26 balls, while Usman made 24 off 14 balls to take ECB blues in the finals of D10.

In the eliminator, Dubai Pulse Secure took on Fujairah Pacific Ventures,  Dubai Pulse Secure won the toss and elected to bat and had a dismal start to the innings as they lost their top 5 batsmen for just 26 on the board; Adnaan and Rahman made 4, Fahad made 8, while Faizan was dismissed for a duck. A late surge from Ibthisam and Usman helped the cause, as they took their side to 95/6 in 10 overs. Ibthisam made 46, while Usman made 18. Sanchit picked up 16/3. Fujairah Pacific Ventures had a flying start to their chase of 96; Ali Shan made 27, while Basil made 14 but the real onslaught came from Waseem, as he scored an unbeaten 44 off 23 balls, to take his side home in the last over. Fujairah Pacific Ventures will now face Sharjah Bukhatir XI in the second Qualifier.