Johar Hussain slammed an impressive unbeaten 93 to guide Eids CC to a superb six-wicket victory over Taha CC in the newly-launched Al Dhaid Invitation T20 Tournament organised by the Sharjah Cricket Council.
Put in to bat first, Taha CC got off to a rousing start with opener Waseem Rana slamming a brilliant unbeaten 83 from just 23 deliveries laced with 10 boundaries and seven hits over it.
His first wicket partnership with Ankit Gadia was 62 in which Gadia’s contribution was a mere six runs.
Akash Dev (22, 27b) and Sahil Modak (27) further consolidated the innings before Adnan Habib rose to the occasion to fire an unbeaten 40 from just 28 balls to ensure Taha CC posted a brilliant 208 for six in 20 overs.
For Eids CC, Rohail Rafat claimed two wickets.
In reply, Eids also had an amazing start with openers Mujid Bashir and Ahmed Ali sharing a superb 78. While Mujid faced 10 deliveries to score 28 including two boundaries and three sixes, Ahmed hit a 20-ball 47 containing six hits to the fence and three over it.
But a mini collapse did put Eids CC in a state of bother before Johar cut loose to guide his team to a brilliant six-wicket victory in 14.4 overs.
His 93 came off only 34 balls and consisted of six fours and eight sixes.
Brief scores: Eids CC bt Taha CC by six wickets. Taha CC: 208 for six in 20 overs (Waseem Rana 37, Akash Dev 22, Sahil Modak 27, Adnan Habib 40 not out; Rohail Rafat 2/44). Eids CC: 211/4 in 14.4 overs (Mujid Bashir 28, Ahmed Ali 47, Johar Hussain 93 not out; Naveed Ahmed 2/46). Man of the match: Johar Hussain.