Rohan Mustafa yet again produced a brilliant allround show as One Stop Tourism sneaked past Sharjah Cricket Club by two runs to enter the final of the Sharjah T20 Summer Cup 2017, organized by Sharjah Cricket Club.
At the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, after having smashed a quickfire half century Rohan Mustafa bagged two crucial wickets in One Stop Tourism’s amazing victory.
Winning the toss and electing to bat first, One Stop Tourism made a quick start with openers Fahad Ansari and Rohan Mustafa sharing 32 runs for the opening wicket in his two overs.
Fahad Ansari smashed three sixes during his nine-ball 18 before he was bowled by Kashif Daud.
Rohan Mustafa and Saif Janjua put on 80-run for the second wicket with both of them dealing largely with sixes than boundaries. In fact Saif Janjua fired four maximums during his 18-ball stay cracking 34 runs.
Rohan Mustafa meanwhile put on a great performance as he blasted 80 off only 37 deliveries with the help of four hits to the fence and seven over it.
Umair Ali Khan hit a 19-ball 33 consisting of three fours and two sixes while Salman Randhawa and Amir Hayat hit an identical 10 as One Stop Tourism managed 222 for nine in 20 overs.
For Sharjah Cricket Club, Kashif Daud picked three wickets while Farhan Ahmed and Asif Khan claimed two each.
Chasing a big target, Sharjah Cricket Club made a strong start with Chirag Suri and Faizan Asif adding a brilliant 115 runs for the opening wicket before the latter departed.
Faizan Asif powered to a fine 25 off only 59 balls with four boundaries and as many sixes. Chirag Suri was out the next over and was unlucky to miss his half century by just two runs. His 48 came off 29 balls supported by five boundaries and three sixes.
Yassir Kaleem carried on the good work with a 29-ball 46 and with Asif Khan they looked all set to achieve the target.
Rohan Mustafa accounted for two quick wickets in the same over as Sharjah Cricket Club needed 13 runs off the last over.
But Asif Khan (52 not out, 5×4, 1×6) and Sami Ullah Younas took not take the team over the line as they managed 220 for four in 20 overs.
Brief scores: One Stop Tourism bt Sharjah Cricket Club by two runs. One Stop Tourism: 222/9 in 20 overs (Fahad Ansari 18, Rohan Mustafa 80, Saif Janjua 34, Umair Ali Khan 33; Kashif Daud 3/38, Farhan Ahmed 2/37, Asif Khan 2/13). Sharjah Cricket Club: 220/4 in 20 overs (Chirag Suri 48, Faizan Asif 59, Yassir Kaleem 46, Asif Khan 52 not out; Rohan Mustafa 2/39). Man of the match: Rohan Mustafa.