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Ansar ton; five-wicket hauls from Aziz, Meiyappan highlight opening weekend

Published on Nov 1, 2016

Ansar Khan smashed a century while Sajid Aziz and Karthik Meiyappan took five-wicket hauls in the opening round of the UAE Xchange-Abu Dhabi Cricket Council President s Cup division-2 tournament.

Ansar made 119 in White Hunter''s total of 155 for three to script his side s seven-wicket win over DHL. The opener''s 43-ball knock was highlighted by 14 fours and four sixes.

Sajid Aziz hit 74 and took five for 18 from four overs to guide Health Point to victory over Eleven Lions by 23 runs.

Meiyappan, the UAE U19 international bagged five for 28 from four overs but it went in vain as Zayed Cricket Academy went down to New Stars by 81 runs.

Rizwan Khan smashed 93 in 41 balls for New Stars to recover from 76 for four in 10 overs to put up 196 for six. Zayed Academy in reply were bowled out for 115.

Scores in brief:

White Hunters 155 for 3 in 11.1 overs (Ansar Khan 119) bt DHL 150 for 6 in 20 overs (Mohammed Rizwan 79). Health Point 211 for 8 in 20 overs (Sajid Aziz 74) bt Eleven Lions 188 for 9 in 20 overs (Pragash Ram 58, Sajid Aziz 5-18).

New Stars 196 for 6 in 20 overs (Rizwan Khan 93, Karthik Meiyappan 5-28) bt Zayed Cricket Academy 115 all out in 15.4 overs (Mohammed Tousif 3-24).

Eleven Strikers 145 for 6 in 13.5 overs (Mohammed Imran 54, Mohammed Hifaz 44) bt Burjeel 144 for 9 in 20 overs (Feroz Khan 3-26).

Royal 141 for 5 in 18.1 overs bt Adyard 137 all out in 19.4 overs (Asif Khan 45, Mohammed Shakeel 3-12).

United Cricketers 165 for 3 in 17.4 overs (Mohammed Ajmal 46 not out) bt Rexona 163 for 6 in 20 overs (Mani Nair 53, Naveen Oliveira 49).

Al Fahim 170 for 3 in 20 overs (Roshan Nirmal 57, Akila Jayaratne 57) bt Daman 150 for 9 in 20 overs (Mohammed Jaseem 43, Prasanna Peiris 3-20, Pathum Sanjeewa 3-28) Daman 123 all out in 18.1 overs bt Premier Shadows 120 all out in 19.3 overs.

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