Mohammad Qasim produced an amazing allround performance as Alubond Tigers recorded a huge 128-run victory over One Stop Tourism to enter the semifinals of the One Stop Tourism 43rd Bukhatir Premier League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium organized by the Sharjah Cricket Council.
Choosing to bat first after calling the right side of the coin at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Alubond Tigers got off to a rousing start with openers Abdul Shakoor Sher and Mohammad Qasim put on a superb 83 in less than 14 overs.
Abdul Shakoor Sher was cautious in his approach as he hit 41 from 47 balls consisting of four boundaries and a six.
Yassir Kaleem (21, 23b, 2×4, 1×6) who joined Abdul Shakoor Sher stitched together 51 runs for the next wicket.
Mohammad Qasim who was going strong till then was unlucky to miss his century by just six runs as he succumbed on 94 from 93 balls peppered with six hits to the fence and three over it.
Nasir Aziz further consolidated the innings with a steady 55 from 68 balls consisting of four boundaries and a six before Fayyaz Ahmed came up with late fireworks as he blasted to a superb 21-ball 45 not out laced with three fours and four sixes as Alubond Tigers 309 for nine in 50 overs.
For One Stop Tourism, Rohan Mustafa claimed four wickets while Ali Afzal picked two.
Chasing an imposing target, Rohan Mustafa and Hafiz Kaleem made a positive start despite an early wicket.
Rohan Mustafa scored a painstaking 36 from 81 balls including two boundaries while Hafiz Kaleem hit a quickfire 19-ball 25 supported by a four and two sixes.
Ghulam Shabbir further intensified the chase by a 39-ball 38 but thereafter wickets fell in quick succession as One Stop Tourism lost their way.
Tahir Lateef (22 not out, 23b, 1×4, 1×6) and Taswar Ali Jammu (30, 28b, 4×4) came with a late half century but could only delay the inevitable as they were all shot for 181 in 41.1 overs.
Mohammad Qasim again shone with the ball as he scalped five wickets in his 9.1 overs while Fayyaz Ahmed picked up two.
The One Stop Tourism 43rd Bukhatir Premier League is sponsored by One Stop Tourism and Delhi Nihari, Cool and Cool and General Petroleum are the associate sponsors.
Brief scores: Alubond Tigers bt One Stop Tourism by 128 runs. Alubond Tigers: 309/9 in 50 overs (Abdul Shakoor Sher 41, Mohammad Qasim 94, Yassir Kaleem 21, Nasir Aziz 55, Fayyaz Ahmed 45 not out; Rohan Mustafa 4/45, Ali Afzal 2/62). One Stop Tourism: 181 all out in 41.1 overs (Rohan Mustafa 36, Hafiz Kaleem 25, Ghulam Shabbir 38, Tahir Lateef 22 not out, Taswar Ali Jammu 30; Mohammad Qasim 5/40, Fayyaz Ahmed 2/15). Man of the match: Mohammad Qasim.