Aslam stars for Royal Gymkhana in Farlin Ramadan Cup
Published on Jun 11, 2016
Jamil Aslam produced a fine all-round performance to guide Royal Gymkhana to a resounding 79-run win over Eleven Strikers in the Farlin Ramadan Twenty20 Cup.
Arriving at the crease after the fall of the first wicket at 57, Aslam hit 68 not out off 34 balls, highlighted by 11 boundaries, for his team to post a challenging 180 for four.
He then took three for 13 from 2.2 overs after Simon Charles four for 23 from four overs to dismiss the Strikers for 101 in the Group B opener at the Zayed Cricket stadium. United Bank Limited clinched a 17-run win over New Medical Centre to get their campaign off to a bright start.The banker s taking first lease of the wicket and aided by a breezy 62 off 38 balls from opener Syed Maqsood posted 156 for eight and NMC in reply made 139 for nine in Group C.
Maqsood smashed five fours and four sixes, and shared a 61-run partnership for the third wicket with Usman Saeed (15) to set the platform for UBL.
NMC were left struggling at 72 for six before a 53-run stand for the seventh wicket between Abid Ali (41) and Alam Gir (24) revived the chase. However, they lost the momentum after Ali s controversial departure for a caught behind after a 24-ball knock studded with five fours and a six ended.
Rizwan Farid hit 52 off 36 balls while Mohideen Ali and Mohammed Imran grabbed five wickets between them to script Super Engineers nine-run win over Abu Dhabi Gents in Group A.
Scores in brief:
Royal Gymkhana 180 for 4 in 20 overs (Jameel Aslam 68 not out, Mohammed Zaman 40, Mahmood Hassan 30) bt Eleven Strikers 101 all out in 16.2 overs (Simon Charles 4-23, Jameel Aslam 3-13).
United Bank Limited 156 for 8 in 20 overs (Syed Maqsood 62, Hassan Sultan 2-22, Mazhar Basheer 2-23, Alam Gir 2-24) bt New Medical Centre 139 for 9 in 20 overs (Abid Ali 41, Umar Farooq 3-19, Mohammed Boota 2-24).
Super Engineers 134 all out in 19.4 overs (Rizwan Farid 52, V.Rajhupathy 4-18) bt Abu Dhabi Gents 125 for 9 in 20 overs (Mohideen Ali 3-27, Mohammed Imran 2-16).