Run riot breaks out in Bukhatir League

Sharjah: A run spree is on in the 38th edition of the Bukhatir League A division tournament, which is now underway at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. William Hare Abu Dhabi Gymkhana piled up 301 for five in the 50-over tournament. Irfan Haider led the run riot with 106 runs off 120 balls with six fours and two sixers against Interface Transworld Cricket Club.

The Fly Emirates too piled up 285 for three through Arshad Ali’s 114 runs off 124 balls with nine fours and two sixers against Eurocon Alubond.

However, on such a batting wicket, Zultec Club bowled out Afridi Cricket Club for 146 runs in 32.3 overs and won the match in 25.6 overs losing four wickets. Interestingly, in the Abu Dhabi UBL Twenty-20 Cup, Gymkhana kept up the good work to pile up 257 for three and register a 155-run win over Petroleum Institute. gymkhana, defending Bukhatir League champions, played like winners. The interface had a formidable bowling attack and Gymkhana withstood the bowling from Mohammad Ibtisham and Wasim Bari to pile up the big score.

Ibtisham, despite the run riot, picked four wickets for 56 runs. The interface could not chase the huge total, largely due to Adeel Raja’s fine spell of four for 26. They were bowled out for 158 in 34.2 overs.

Patil shines

In the Dubai Cricket Council Premier League, Yogi Group has reached the final riding on Swapnil Patil’s 100 off just 44 balls with 15 fours of one six against Al Manal. Speaking to Gulf News after the knock, which resulted in Al Manal conceding the match when Yogi needed 16 runs for victory in 34 balls, Patil said: “It is nice to hit a century in a match that helped us reach yet another final in a tournament.”

Patil was the star of the Gulf Super Sixes tournament that helped Yogi Group emerge as the champions.

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