Ali Afzal picked up five wickets as One Stop Tourism comfortably secured a 10-wicket victory over Unicon CC in the 24th Sharjah Invitation T20 Tournament. The tournament is organized by Sharjah Cricket Council.
Put in to bat first, Unicon CC had a slow start with openers Naseeb Khan (7) and Sajjad Ahmad (12) adding only 19 runs in over five overs.
But with wickets falling at regular interval Unicon CC batsmen were under tremendous pressure and could never accelerate.
Only three batsmen – Waqar Khan (17, 28b, 1×4, 1×6), Zeeshan Khan (19, 20b, 2×4, 1×6) and Abu Baker (18) managed to spend some time in the middle before Ali Afzal created the maximum damage to bundle out Unicon CC for a meager 105 in 20 overs.
Afzal’s five-wicket haul came in his eight overs conceding 42 runs while Ahmed Raza scalped four wickets in his seven overs giving away only 17 runs.
Chasing a relatively easier target, One Stop Tourism openers did the job to perfection as the duo wiped out the target in only 7.1 overs.
While Fahad Ansari smashed a 21-ball 43 not out including three boundaries and as many sixes, Rohan Mustafa notched up an unbeaten 58 from just 18 balls consisting of seven fours and three sixes.
Brief scores: One Stop Tourism bt Unicon CC by 10 wickets. Unicon CC: 105/10 in 20 overs (Waqar Khan 17, Zeeshan Khan 19 Abu Baker 18; Ali Afzal 5/42, Ahmed Raza 4/17). One Stop Tourism: 107 for no loss (Fahad Ansari 43 not out, Rohan Mustafa 58 not out). Man of the match: Ali Afzal.