Dawood stars with bat and ball for One Stop Tourism

Published on May 12, 2016

Kashif Dawood produced one of those rare feats in cricket. He smashed a century and took five wickets to script One Stop Tourism s 68-run victory over Abu Dhabi Gymkhana in the Techaccess Cup, the capital s premier 50 over-a-side tournament.

OST were 70 for four when Dawood arrived at the crease. He revived their inning with a well-compiled 114 not out and with help of the lower order for his team to amass 331 for seven.

Dawood was on the spotlight again when OST went on to the pitch to field. He wasn t successful with the new ball in his first spell but returned later in the Gymkhana inning to trigger a dramatic collapse from 256 for five to 263 all out under lights at the Zayed Cricket stadium. Gymkhana made a flying start with the openers Ghulam Farid (37) and Faisal Ashraf (38) putting on 75 in 70 balls before a 95-ball knock 99 from one-drop Haroon Iftikhar.

However, the middle order failed to keep the momentum going and with the required run rate climbing all the time the pressure eventually set the panic button on for Gymkhana. Shaiman Anwar also joined the century club. The UAE international struck an 82-ball 114 to lead Danube Lions to post 273 for seven and a convincing 173-run win over Multiplex.

Jamil Aslam smashed the third century of the week in the competition but ended up in the losing side.Batting at No.5, Aslam stroked 129 off 125 balls and shared a 201-run stand for the sixth-wicket with Faisal Mustafa (59) to rebuild Royal Gymkhana s inning from 19 for five to 258 for nine. Ibsons knocked off the winning runs for the loss of seven wickets and more than six overs to spare.

United Bank Limited made short work of Eleven Lions to get their campaign off to a flying start.

Scores in brief:

One Stop Tourism 331 for 7 in 50 overs (Kashif Dawood 114 not out, Mohammed Qasim 60, Shahrukh Sheikh 41, Fahad Ansari 35 not out) bt Abu Dhabi Gymkhana 263 all out in 42.2 overs (Haroon Iftikhar 99, Faisal Ashraf 38, Ghulam Farid 37, Kashif Dawood 5-24).

Danube Lions 273 for 7 in 50 overs (Shaiman Anwar 114, Ashfaq Ali 60, Samiullah Younus 47) bt Multiplex 100 all out in 25.3 overs (Asif Iqbal 4-5).

United Bank Limited 134 for 3 in 21.5 overs (Amjad Ali 74, Mohammed Shakir 39 not out) bt Eleven Lions 130 all out in 35.4 overs (Linkan Alexander 37, Naveed Saleem 3-19).

Ibsons 260 for 7 in 43.3 overs (Babar Malik 92, Ibrahim Malik 49 not out, Fayyaz Ahmed 41) bt Royal Gymkhana 258 for 9 in 50 overs (Jamil Aslam 129, Faisal Mustafa 59, Umaid Asif 3-42).

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