Fujairah’s unbeaten run continues, Ajman upsets ECB blues in D20

Day 10 of the DREAM II EMIRATES D20 saw, Ajman taking on ECB Blues in the first game of the day, as ECB blues batted first with Vriitya amd Fahad Nawzaz provided a decent opening stand by putting up 77 in 9.5 overs. Vriitya made 54, while Fahad Nawaz made 42 off 30 balls, but the openers dismissal brought a major collapse for tournament favorites, as lost 28/6 within the space of 5 overs. Ali Shan and Ansh were run-out for 3, while Basil was dismissed for 9. Zawar Fareed’s quick fire 15, helped ECB Blues to put on 151/7 in 20 overs. Sultan Ahmed picked up 37/2

Chasing a tricky total of 152, Abdul Shakoor and Asif Khan provided a decent 51 runs opening stand in 6 overs. Asif Khan was dismissed for 39, while Shakoor made 14. Ali Khan made a handy 11 off 10 balls before handing his wicket to Adhitya. Waqas Ali was dismissed for 15 by Karthik, as Ajman struggled at 86/4 in 11 overs, with 66 required in last 9 overs. Amjad Gul scored a brilliant 38 off 24 balls, as Ajman secured a sensational win in the last over of the game by 1 wicket.

Second game of the day saw, Sharjah taking on Dubai, as Sharjah batted first with Khalid Shah being dismissed early on for 19. Renjith could only manage 4. Captain Fayyaz Ahmed stepped in with 35 off 29 balls. Halan made 16 off 18 balls. Boota scored a decent 28 with two sixes. Umair Ali’s quick 20 off 8 balls helped Sharjah to put on 153/6 in 20 overs. Rahul picked up 26/2

Chasing 154, Dubai had a difficult start to the innings as Rudra was dismissed for 1. Ronak made run-a-ball 15. Haider Shah was undone for 1 only. Punya stepped in with 42 off 38 balls, as Bilal Cheema’s 44 got Dubai close to the target. Ali Naseer smoked two sixes in his knock of 19 off 6 balls, as Dubai managed to die the game on the last ball of the match. Kashif picked up 20/2

Last game of the day was played, Fujairah and Ajman. Ajman batted first with Asif Khan continuing his good run in the tournament, as he smoked a brilliant 99 off 58 balls, but no-one else provided him support; Shakoor was dismissed for 4. Ali Khan made 6. Waqas was undone for 8. Amjad Gul made 13, as Ajman made 148/6 in 20 overs. Rohan Mustafa picked up 24/2

Chasing 149, Waseem Muhammad and Rohan Mustafa got going in some style, as both put on the blistering 103 runs stand in 11 overs, Waseem made 67 off 34 balls, while Rohan made 42 off 37 balls before being dismissed by Zubair. Usman Khan’s late surge of 35 helped Fujairah to pull off yet another victory in D20 by 8 wickets in 15 overs. Zubair picked up 39/2