Rizwan CP and Mohammad Sihan bowled well to guide Bukhatir XI to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Al Massa CC in the Sharjah Summer Cup 2017 organized by Sharjah Cricket Club.
At the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Al Massa Contracting made a reasonably good start after winning the toss and opting to bat first.
Rizwan Ahmed (37, 25b, 5×4, 1×6) and Zahir Ahmed (11, 14b, 1×4) put on 36 runs for the opening wicket before Al Massa Contracting kept losing their way. Wickets fell at regular intervals with only Farooq Akhtar (20, 22b, 2×6) showing some resistance at the end as Al Massa Contracting were shot out for 110 in 17.2 overs.
Rizwan CP clinched three wickets during his three overs giving away only 10 runs and Mohammad Sihan who also claimed as many wickets bowled 3.2 overs leaking 15 runs. Mohamed Halan was the other successful bowler to bag two wickets.
In reply, it was a walk in the park for Bukhatir XI as Khalid Shah hammered a 40-ball 61 supported by six boundaries and four sixes to achieve the target in only 12 overs.
Muhammad Waseem chipped in with a 19-ball 29 containing three fours and a six while Rizwan CP made a 13-ball 18.
Brief scores: Bukhatir XI bt Al Massa Contracting by 9 wickets. Al Massa Contracting: 110 all out in 17.2 overs (Rizwan Ahmed 37, Farooq Akhtar 20; Mohammad SIhan 3/16, Rizwan CP 3/10, Mohamed Halan 2/21). Bukhatir XI: 114/1 in 12 overs (Muhammad Waseem 29, Khalid Shah 61 not out, Rizwan CP 18 not out). Man of the match: Rizwan CP.