Shadeep Silva claimed a five-wicket haul while Krishna Chandran scored an unbeaten half century as Fly Emirates sneaked past Sealine CC by two wickets to register their second win in the Group A of the One Stop Tourism 43rd Bukhatir Premier League organized by Sharjah Cricket Council.
Asked to bat first, Sealine CC suffered early shocks as they lost three quick wickets, thanks to two quick wickets from Silva. At 16 for three, they needed a partnership and that came from Waseem Rana and Dawood Ijaz who joined hands to produce 67-run for the fourth wicket.
jaz fell after being bowled by Ahmed Nizam scoring 33 from 33 balls including four boundaries and a six.
Rana followed him immediately as he was unlucky to be run out on 43 from 65 balls consisting of five boundaries and a six.
Waqas Raja (37, 40b, 3×4, 1×6) and Rizwan Sadiq (28, 30b, 3×4, 1×6) came together and shared a fine 64-run for the sixth wicket. Things were looking good for Sealine before Silva snapped another three wickets quickly to ensure Sealine CC were all out for 162 runs in 35.5 overs.
Silva gave away just 33 runs in his 8.5 overs while taking five wickets.
In reply, Fly Emirates also had a shaky start with two wickets falling for just 12 runs. Hari Prashanth (9) and Ahmed Nizam (17) made good starts but could not convert them into big scores as their wickets further put pressure on Fly Emirates.
Opener Qamar Hussain who till then had held his innings firm also succumbed after scoring a patient 28 from 65 balls including a boundary.
Krishna Chandran kept his intentions clear as he cautiously took this team towards the target. But he lost two partners in the process before he had Adil Reyal who ensured he played the perfect second fiddle to help Fly Emirates past the target.
The pair put on a vital unbroken 44 runs for the ninth-wicket as Fly Emirates scored 165 for eight in 41.4 overs.
Krishna Chandran scored 54 not out from 78 balls peppered with five boundaries while Adil Reyal hit an unbeaten 16 from 22 balls supported by two fours.
For Sealine CC, Waqas Raja, Rizwan Sadiq and Dawood Ijaz all claimed two wickets.
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: Fly Emirates bt Sealine Cc by 2 wickets. Sealine CC: 162 all out in 35.5 overs (Waseem Rana 43, Dawood Ijaz 33, Waqas Raja 37, Rizwan Sadiq 28; Shadeep Silva 5/33). Fly Emirates: 165/8 in 41.4 overs (Qamar Hussain 28, Ahmed Nizam 17, Krishna Chandran 54 not out; Waqas Raja 2/28, Rizwan Sadiq 2/20, Dawood Ijaz 2/23). Man of the match: Shadeep Silva.