Ghulam Shabbir and Mohammad Usman scored brilliant centuries as One Stop Tourism sealed an impressive seven-wicket victory over Sealine CC in a high-scoring match in the Group A of the One Stop Tourism 43rd Bukhatir Premier League.
Chasing an imposing 326 to win at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, openers Rohan Mustafa and Hafiz Kaleem gave One Stop Tourism a steady start with the duo scoring an identical 26.
But it was the partnership between Shabbir and Usman that mattered the most as they both guided their team to a superb win. The pair put on a massive 236-run partnership for the third wicket as One Stop Tourism achieved the target with more than eight overs to spare.
Both Shabbir and Usman showed a lot of aggression during their stay in the middle as they toyed around with the Sealine CC bowlers.
Usman succumbed scoring 115 from just 92 balls consisting of nine boundaries and three sixes while Shabbir remained unbeaten as he plundered 132 from only 94 deliveries with the help of 14 hits to the fence and three over it as One Stop Tourism scored 327 for three in 41.3 overs.
Earlier, Sealine CC got off to a rousing start with opener Waseem Rana scoring a fine 106 from 108 balls laced with nine boundaries and five sixes.
Rana along with Ashfaq Ahmed milked together 185-run stand for the second wicket as Ahmed fired a 77-ball 81 peppered with five boundaries and as many sixes.
Waqas Raja chipped in with a 34-ball 29 before Irfan Sajid provided late fireworks as he blasted a 41-ball 71 studded with three fours and six sixes as Sealine CC amassed 325 for nine in 50 overs.
For One Stop Tourism, Rohan Mustafa claimed three wickets while Taswar Ali Jammu and Muhammad Azhar picked two each.
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: One Stop Tourism bt Sealine CC by seven wickets. Sealine CC: 325/9 in 50 overs (Waseem Rana 106, Ashfaq Ahmed 81, Waqas Raja 29, Irfan Sajid 71 not out, Saqib Azeem 16; Rohan Mustafa 3/54, Taswar Ali Jammu 2/68, Muhammad Azhar 2/43). One Stop Tourism: 327/3 in 41.3 overs (Rohan Mustafa 26, Hafiz Kaleem 26, Ghulam Shabbir 132 not out, Mohammad Usman 115). Man of the match: Ghulam Shabbir.