Hologram CC defeated Bukhatir XI by an easy 21 runs in the Sharjah T20 Summer Cup at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The tournament is organized by the Sharjah Cricket Club. Hologram CC won the toss and faced an early jolt when they lost Shad Hamza for just eight. Shakeer Hydru and Vishnu Sukumaran revived the innings sharing a fine 72-run association for the second wicket. Vishnu Sukumaran was cautious in his approach managing only 24 from the 23 balls he faced including two boundaries, while Hydru was at his aggressive best as he blasted a fine 37-ball 67 supported by three boundaries and seven big sixes.

Printu Prakash (25, 15b, 1×4, 1×6) and Subin Sulaiman (34 not out, 21b, 2×4, 1×6) further consolidated the innings before Riyas Abdullah’s quick 15 meant Hologram CC posted 169 for seven in 20 overs. For Bukhatir XI, Habib Ullah and Shamroz Khan claimed two wickets each.

In reply, Bukhatir XI were in for early trouble losing two wickets for 15 runs. Rameez A Karim and Usman Mushtaq raised the hopes as the duo put on a fine partnership to give Bukhatir XI the upper hand. While Rameez Karim blasted a brilliant 56 from 32 deliveries with the help of four hits to the fence and as many over it, Usman Mustaq played the perfect second fiddle scoring 33 form 40 deliveries.

Once they fell, Bukhatir XI lost their way as they could muster only 148 for nine in 20 overs. It was some brilliant bowling from Gopa Kumar, Subin Sulaiman, Syam Ramesh and man of the match Hamza who all claimed two wickets each for the winners.

Brief scores:

Hologram CC bt Bukhatir XI by 21 runs. Bukhatir XI: 169 for seven in 20 overs (Shakeer Hydru 67, Vishnu Sukumaran 24, Printu Prakash 25, Subin Sulaiman 35 not out, Riyas Abdullah 15; Habib Ullah 2 for 24, Shamroz Khan 2 for 26). Bukhatir XI: 148 for nine in 20 overs (Khalid Shah 10, Rameez Karim 56, Usman Mushtaq 33, Shiraz Ahmed 14, Habib Ullah 10; Gopa Kumar 2 for 28, Subin Sulaiman 2 for 37, Syam Ramesh 2 for 15, Shad Hamza 2 for 22).

Man of the match: Shad Hamza of Hologram CC.