Multiplex International outlasted RPL, Sharjah Cement by a massive 191 runs in the opening match of the 29th Ramadan Rathath MF Cup 2017, organised by the Sharjah Cricket Club.

In another match, Sharjah Cricket Club overhauled Atlast Foundation by 104 runs.

In a completely one-sided match, Multiplex who won the toss and opted to bat first, put on a massive 234 for three in 20 overs. Two centuries featured during the innings with Haroon Ahmed and Akhlaq Butt both sharing an exactly 200-run partnership for the third wicket.

The duo showed a lot of aggression since the time they arrived and went on to secure their centuries dealing mainly with boundaries and sixes.

While Haroon Ahmed succumbed scoring a 111 from just 54 balls peppered with five hits to the fence and 10 over it, Akhlaq Butt remained unbeaten to hit an impressive 107 of only 56 deliveries supported by six fours and eight sixes.

Chasing a difficult target, RPL Sharjah Cement were under tremendous pressure and buckled to collapse for a mere 43 in 12.2 overs. Only two batsmen – Mobin Mathew (10) and Muhammad Israr (14) – reached double figures.

For Multiplex, Zeeshan Khan was the wrecker in chief to claim three wickets while Mubashir Ahmed and Rizwan Amanat scalped two each.
In the other match, UAE player Shaiman Anwar’s innings was the highlight of the match as he blasted a quickfire century.

Batting first, Sharjah Cricket Club made a strong start with Chirag Suri smashing a 43-ball 52 including three fours and a six while Muhammad Shahzad Manna hit a 23-ball 29 consisting of five boundaries.

Anwar carried on from there as he fired 10 fours and eight sixes during his 41-ball 115 before he retired hurt.

Waqas Ahmed made a nine-ball 26 peppered with three sixes as Sharjah Cricket Club achieved 239 for four in 20 overs.

For Atlas Foundation Qamar Abbas claimed three wickets.

In reply, Atlas Foundation opener scored a 37-ball 35 but wickets fell in quick succession as Atlas Foundation could muster just 135 for eight in 20 overs.

For the winners, Ahmed Raza scalped three wickets while Shaiman Anwar picked two and the man of the match award.

Brief scores: Multiplex International: 234/3 in 20 overs (Haroon Ahmed 111, Akhlaq Butt 107). RPL, Sharjah Cement: 43 all out in 12.2 overs (Zeeshan Khan 3/5, Mubashir Ahmed 2/17, Rizwan Amanat 2/14). Man of the match: Haroon Ahmed.

Sharjah Cricket Club bt Atlas Foundation by 104 runs. Sharjah CC: 239/4 in 20 overs (Chirag Suri 52, Muhammad Shahzad Manna 29, Shaiman Anwar 115 retired hurt, Waqas Ahmed 26; Qamar Abbas 3/39). Atlas Foundation: 135/8 in 20 overs (Qamar Abbas 35, Abdul Rehman Jr 25, Ibadullah Khan 21 not out; Ahmed Raza 3/16, Shaiman Anwar 2/13). Man of the match: Shaiman Anwar.