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Interface Transworld win thriller
(KT Report) / 7 August 2012
Interface Transworld edged Eurocon Alubond by a solitary wicket when bowlers stole the show in the 4th Al Dhaid Ramadan Tournament 2012 played under lights at the Al Dhaid Cricket Village.
Chasing a relatively easier target of 117 to win, Interface made a mess of their chase early on but some sensible batting from the middle order batsmen helped Interface get past the target in the penultimate ball of the innings.
Winning the toss and choosing to bat, Eurocon made a steady start but lost wickets regularly.
Number nine batsman Waqas Alvi top scored with 16 from 10 balls consisting of a six while UAE player Vikrant Shetty and Nasir Aziz scored with identical score of 15 as Eurcon were all out for 116 in 19.5 overs.
Talha Zaveri was the pick of the bowlers who ran through the middle order taking four wickets during his four overs giving away just 13 runs.
He bowled well in tandem with Abdullah Ahmed who accounted for three wickets during his four-over spell that cost 20 runs.
Puneet Mehra also contributed taking two in the three overs he bowled.
Chasing Interface were left in the lurch losing three wickets for as many runs and then 17 for four with Eurocon’s Jamshad Ahmed and Waqar Alvi made double strikes.
But Jagrit Anand steadied the innings and shared a 64-run stand with Puneet Mehra to put Interface back in the reckoning. While Anand took 38 balls to score 34 including two boundaries and one six, Mehra hit 38 from 45 balls including a four.
Mohamed Ibthisam hammered a quickfire 20 (18b, 1x4) to seal of things for Inerface.
Ahmed Raza also accounted for two wickets for the losing team.
Interface Transworld beat Eurocon Alubond by one wicket: Eurocon: 116 all out in 19.5 overs (Vikrant Shetty 15, Nasir Aziz 15, Waqas Alvi 16 not out; Puneet Mehra 2 for 27, Abdullah Ahmed 3 for 20, Talha Zaveri 4 for 13). Interface: 117 for nine in 19.5 overs (Jagrit Anand 34, Puneet Mehra 38, Mohamed Ibthisam 20; Jamshad Ahmed 2 for 23, Waqas Alvi 2 for 4, Ahmed Raza 2 for 32).
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