UBL to meet Eleven Lions in the ADCC Presidentís Cup final.
Published on Jan 27, 2017
United Bank Limited and Eleven Lions scored contrasting style victories to book their passages in the final of the UAE Xchange Abu Dhabi Cricket Council President s Cup.
Syed Maqsood blasted 109 off 50 balls to for the bankers to ease to a 115-run win over White Hunters while the Lions clinched a last-ball win over Hexa Oil in the semi-finals.
Maqsood s knock was highlighted by 10 sixes and eight fours, as 92 of his runs came off boundaries. The stocky opener s contribution was the highlight of the UBL inning after they elected to bat first./p>
White Hunters were never in the hunt after losing the first wicket at 31 in the third over to UAE international Mohammed Naveed. Mujahid Amin and Amjad Ali then took seven wickets between them as White Hunters were bowled out for 97.
Nalin Thenuwara (28 not out) hit the winning run off the last ball for the Lions to snatch a seven-wicket win to setup a final showdown with UBL. He also bowled a tidy spell to return with two for 18 from fours overs.
Scores in brief:
United Bank Limited 202 for 5 in 20 overs (Syed Maqsood 109, Ashok Kumar 4-29) bt White Hunters 97 all out in 17.5 overs (Saqib Asim 40 not out, Mujahid Amin 4-9, Amjad Ali 3-19).
Eleven Lions 159 for 3 in 20 overs (Pragash Ram 51) bt Hexa Oil 158 for 7 in 20 overs (Midhun Sudhakar 63, Darshana Mahesh 35, Nalin Thenuwara 2-18).