Waseem Rana was unlucky to miss out on his century by four runs but his innings was sufficient enough to guide OHM Cricket Club to a huge 149 runs in the Sharjah T20 Summer Cup at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The tournament is organized by the Sharjah Cricket Club.
Winning the toss and opting to bat first, opener Rana kept his innings firm while wickets fell at the other end. Two wickets were lost in quick succession before Rana found an able partner in Abdul Rehman as the duo shared a brilliant 117-run partnership for the third wicket.Abdul Rehman scored 43 while Rana smashed eight boundaries and six sixes to hit a fluent 96.Jamshed Obaid (26), Zuhaib Ullah (23 not out) and Ali Rahat (24 not out) chipped in with useful contributions as OHM Cricket Club achieved 228 for six in 20 overs.
Chasing a big target, United Cricket Club were shot out for a meager 79 for nine in 18.1 overs. Asim Mohammad (16) and Punit Bhatia (15) were the only one who managed to spend some time in the middle.For the winners, Abdul Rehman claimed three wickets while Jamshaid Obaid and Naseeb Khan bagged two each.
OHM Cricket Club bt United Cricket Club by 149 runs. OHM CC: 228 for six in 20 overs (Waseem Rana 96, Abdul Rehman 43, Jamshaid Obaid 26, Zuhaib Ullah 23 not out, Ali Rahat 24 not out; Anup Verma 2 for 48). United CC: 79 for nine in 18.1 overs (Asim Mohammad 16, Punit Bhatia 15; Abdul Rehman 3 for 7, Jamshaid Obaid 2 for 14, Naseeb Khan 2 for 6).
Man of the match: Waseem Rana.