A brilliant batting performance ensured Hologram CC posted a comfortable 31-run victory over Panthers in the Sharjah T20 Summer Cup at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The tournament is organized by the Sharjah Cricket Club.
Wining the toss and opting to bat first, Hologram CC openers provided a stable start sharing 29 runs for the first wicket. Shad Hamza departed scoring a 16-ball 18 supported by three boundaries before Vishnu Sukumaran joined Shakeer Hydru. The partnership between them blossomed as the duo exactly put on a century partnership with Sukumaran (51, 41b, 1×4, 3×6) achieving an impressive half century. Hydru was unlucky to miss out on a well deserved half ton as he succumbed at 48 from 41 deliveries with the help of four boundaries. Subin Sulaiman chipped in with a 11-ball 21 peppered with a four and two sixes as Hologram CC posted160 for six in 20 overs.
For Panthers CC, Muhib Ullah claimed three wickets while Abdullah Azhar picked two. Chasing a tricky target, Panthers CC made a slower start with opener Abdul Shakoor Sher scoring a 23-ball 27 but were pushed to the back after losing three quick wickets. Jeevan Gangadhar (23, 23b, 3×4) and Abdullah Azhar (31, 22b, 1×4, 2×6) kept the hopes alive for a brief while but with the required run rate increasing Panthers CC could muster only 129 for eight in 20 overs. For the winners, Subin Sulaiman claimed three wickets in his four overs giving away only 16 runs.
Brief scores: Hologram CC bt Panthers CC by 31 runs. Hologram CC: 160 for six in 20 overs (Shakeer Hydru 48, Shad Hmaza 18, Vishnu Sukumaran 51, Subin Sulaiman 21; Muhib Ullah 3 for 23, Abdullah Azhar 2 for 47). Panthers CC: 129 for eight in 20 overs (Abdul Shakoor Sher 27, Jeevan Gangadhar 23, Abdullah Azhar 31, Fawad Mohammad 10; Subin Sulaiman 3 for 16).