Farhan Babar’s quickfire unbeaten century was the highlight on day 8 as Singh Diesel thumped Allied Shipping by 42 runs in the 29th Ramadan Rathath MF Cup 2017, organized by the Sharjah Cricket Club.

In the other match, Sharjah Cricket Club defeated Sharjah Cricket Council Under-19 by 36 runs.

Singh Diesel winning the toss and opting to bat first, Fawad Ghafoor departed on the very first ball but the early wicket did not affect the other opener Farhan Babar as he played a brilliant knock to single-handedly take Singh Diesel to a good total.

Farhan Babar smashed 123 not out from only 64 balls peppered with 10 boundaries and six sixes while Burhan Azan chipped in with 23 from 14 deliveries as Singh Diesel piled on 195 for six in 20 overs.

For Allied Shipping, Hozefa Patel claimed four wickets in his four overs.

Chasing an imposing target, Allied Shipping suffered early losses with only Moiz Dolphin slamming a nine-ball 21. But they managed to recover late in the innings thanks to gritty knocks from Hatim Patwa (20, 18b, 1×4, 1×6), Yousuf Hamidi (34, 18b, 3×6) and Yousuf Quilon (28 not out, 13b, 1×4, 2×6). But with a tall target to chase, they were finally shot out for 153 in 17.5 overs.

For the winners, Burhanudin Sabir claimed three wickets while Mohsin Khan and Fawad Ghafoor bagged two each.

In the other match, put in to bat first, Sharjah Cricket Club achieved 148 for eight in 20 overs. After a top order failure, Basil Bin AH (29, 30b, 1×4), Muhammed Imran (36 not out, 25b, 3×4, 1×6) and Junaid Siddiqui (29, 8b, 2×4, 3×6) made significant contributions to ensure Sharjah Cricket Club reached a healthy total.

In reply, only two batsmen reached double figures as Sharjah Cricket Council Under-19 managed just 112 for nine in 20 overs.

Salah Shakeel was the top scorer with a 58-ball 52.

For the winners, Waqas Raja and Ahmed Raza claimed two wickets each while man of the match Junaid Siddiqui picked a wicket in his two overs giving away just three runs including a maiden.

While Rathath MF is the main sponsor Rainbow hospitality is the associate sponsor.

Brief scores: Sharjah Cricket Club bt Sharjah Cricket Council Under-19 by 36 runs. Sharjah Cricket Club: 148/8 in 20 overs (Basil Bin AH 29, Muhammed Imran 36 not out, Junaid Siddiqui 29; Nihal Anwar 2/33, Salah Shakeel 2/34). Sharjah Cricket Council U-19: 112/9 in 20 overs (Salah Shakeel 52; Waqas Raja 2/16, Ahmed Raza 2/17). Man of the match: Junaid Siddiqui.

Singh Diesel bt Allied Shipping by 42 runs. Singh Diesel: 195/6 in 20 overs (Farhan Babar 123 not out, Burhan Azan 23; Hozefa Patel 4/23). Allied Shipping: 153 all out in 17.5 overs (Moiz Dolphin 21, Hatim Patwa 20, Yousuf Hamidi 34, Yousuf Quilon 28 not out; Burhanudin Sabir 3/25, Mohsin 2/26, Fawad Ghafoor 2/19). Man of the match: Farhan Babar.