Cricket

Sultan Ahmed and Boota helps ECB blues to lift the D10 tournament

In the first qualifier of D10, Fujairah Pacific Ventures took Sharjah Bukhatir XI, the winning team will be facing ECB blues in the final.  Sharjah Bukhatir XI won the toss and elected to bowl. Ali Shan was dismissed early on for 10, but Waseem and Basil put on real fireworks, as Waseem made 57 off 28 balls, while Basil made 37 off 22 balls to take Fujairah Pacific Ventures to 118/2 in 10 overs. Sharjah Bukhatir XI had an ugly start to the innings as Renjth was dismissed for 8, Rizwan was undone for a duck. Fayyaz Ahmed and Umair added some valuable runs, Fayyaz made 25, while Umair made 16 off 4 balls. Khalid Shah scored a vital 26, as Sharjah Bukhatir XI only managed 116/7 in 10 overs. Basil picked up 2/2 in 1 over.

ECB Blues took on Fujairah Pacific Ventures in the grand finale of Emirates D10 tournament, ECB Blues won the toss and elected to bowl, as Waseem was dismissed early for 7 giving an edge to ECB blues. Ali Shan and Kaleem made 10, while Basil made 12 off 7 balls. Some late surge of 30 by Luqman took Fujairah Pacific Ventures to 92/6 in 10 overs. Sultan Ahmed picked up 13/2 in 2 overs. Chasing a target of 93 for victory, Chirag, Vriitya and Rohan Mustafa were dismissed early on without getting into double figures, as ECB blues were 16/3 in 3rd over. Usman and Boota then got in the act for a match-winning 4th wicket stand, Usman made an unbeaten 30 off 23 balls, while Boota made 31 off 17 balls. Handy 15 from Kashif took ECB blues to the victory in the first Emirates D10 league final. Muhammad Boota was named Man of the final.