Shehan Fernando lit up the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on day 10 with a superb century to help Metal Plast win by eight wickets in the 29th Ramadan Rathath MF Cup 2017, organized by the Sharjah Cricket Club.
In the other match, One Stop Tourism got past Bukhatir XI by 53 runs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Chasing a strong 199 to win, Metal Plast began on an aggressive note with openers Sameen Kandanarachi and Shehan Fernando smashing 136 runs for the opening wicket partnership in just 11.2 overs.
Sameen Kandanarachi only contributed 30 off 26 including three boundaries in the mammoth partnership.
Shehan Fernando got to his well-deserved century and remained unbeaten till the end to guide Metal Plast past the victory target in the penultimate over.
His innings of 140 not out came off only 68 balls and was studded with 13 hits to the boundary and eight over it as Metal Plast reached 199 for two in 19 overs.
Earlier batting first, Singh Diesel achieved an impressive 198 for six in 20 overs. Adnan Khan was the top scorer with a superb 53 from only 26 deliveries consisting of two boundaries and five sixes. Farhan Babar (39, 23b, 3×4, 2×6), Abid Choudhry (43, 36b, 1×4, 5×6) and Waseem Bari (35, 20b, 1×4, 3×6) were the other significant contributors.
For Metal Plast, Tariq Mehmood and Saheb Malhotra claimed two wickets each.
In the other match, One Stop Tourism after put in to bat, blasted a brilliant 217 for eight in 20 overs. Lower order batsman Umair Ali who fired four boundaries and as many sixes during his 16-ball 48 was the top scorer. Ghulam Shabbir’s 43 from 22 deliveries studded with seven fours and a six was the next best while Hafiz Kaleem (28, 21b, 5×4), Rohan Mustafa (38, 35b, 2×4, 1×6) and Muhammad Usman (24, 14b, 2×6) were the other players to excel with the bat.
For Bukhatir XI, Hanif Ullah claimed three wickets.
Chasing an imposing target, opener Muhammad Waseem made a positive start with a 11-ball 22 before a couple of wickets derailed their progress.
Adnan Mufti fired 69 from only 40 balls consisting of four boundaries and six maximums and Vishnu Sukumaran chipped in with a crucial 16-ball 21 but their effort went in vain as Bukhatir XI could muster only 164 for seven in 20 overs.
For the winners, Taswar Ali Jammu picked up two wickets.
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Brief scores: Singh Diesel: 198/6 in 20 overs (Farhan Babar 39, Abid Choudhry 43, Adnan Khan 53, Waseem Bari 35; Tariq Mehmood 2/28, Saheb Malhotra 2/23). Metal Plast: 199/2 in 19 overs (Sameen Kandanarachi 30, Shehan Fernando 140). Man of the match: Shehan Fernando.
One Stop Tourism bt Bukhatir XI by 53 runs. One Stop Tourism: 217/8 in 20 overs (Hafiz Kalee 28, Ghulam Shabbir 43, Rohan Mustafa 38, Muhammad Usman 24, Umair Ali Khan 48; Hanif Ullah 3/46). Bukhatir XI: 164/7 in 20 overs (Muhammad Waseem 22, Adnan Mufti 69, Vishnu Sukumaran 21; Taswar Ali Jammu 2/22). Man of the match: Umair Ali Khan.