A fine century from Ashfaq Ahmed and a five-wicket haul from youngster Akash Dev Kumar ensured Sealine CC recorded a huge 73-run in the Group A of the One Stop Tourism 43rd Bukhatir Premier League organized by Sharjah Cricket Council.

Batting first, Sealine CC did not have the best of the starts with two wickets falling inside six overs with only Waseem Rana scoring 24-ball 26 supported by three boundaries and two sixes.

But it was Ashfaq Ahmed who hogged the limelight at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium as he plundered nine boundaries and six sixes to score a brilliant 115 from just 102 balls.

He was well supported by Dawood Ijaz as the duo added 148-run partnership for the third wicket. Ijaz faced 71 balls to achieve 63 including five boundaries and two sixes.

Junaid Siddiqui chipped in with a 16-ball 22 with the help of a boundary and two sixes as Sealine CC posted 284 before being all out in 47 overs.

For ANIB XI on Top, Neville Pereira claimed four wickets in his four overs while Ronak Khandelwal picked three and Ahsan Shehzad scalped two.

Chasing a challenging target, ANIB XI on Top opener Muhammed Imran scored a patient 44-ball 27 after the first wicket fell early.

With runs not coming at a faster pace the pressure got on to the batsmen and Akash Dev latched on to the opportunity to claim two wickets.

Fanoos Kanwal and Neville Pereira revived the innings as the duo shared 94-run stand for fifth wicket.

Neville Pereira became the third victim of Akash Dev scoring 42 from 37 balls laced with four boundaries and two sixes.

Akash Dev continued his amazing spell as he quickly removed another two wickets in the same over to complete his five-wicket haul.

Fanoos also perished on 42 from 49 balls containing two boundaries and as many sixes as the pressure mounted on ANIB XI on Top.

Zahoor Khan spend some time in the middle to score a quick 27-ball 31 but his efforts only delayed the inevitable as ANIB XI on Top were all out for 211 in 41 overs.

Junaid Siddiqui and Irfan Sajid were the other successful bowlers claiming two wickets each.

The One Stop Tourism 43rd Bukhatir Premier League is sponsored by One Stop Tourism and Delhi Nihari, Cool and Cool and General Petroleum are the associate sponsors.

Brief scores: Sealine CC bt ANIB XI on Top by 73 runs. Sealine CC: 284 all out in 47 overs (Waseem Rana 26, Ashfaq Ahmed 115, Dawood Ijaz 63, Junaid Siddiqui 22; Neville Pereira 4/31, Ronak Khandelwal 3/35, Ahsan Shehzad 2/39). ANIB XI on Top: 211 all out in 41 overs (Muhammed Imran 27, Fanoos Kanwal 42, Neville Pereira 42, Zahoor Khan 31; Akash Dev Kumar 5/36, Junaid Siddiqui 2/22, Irfan Sajid 2/22). Man of the match: Ashfaq Ahmed.