UAE Kings and One Stop Tourism emerged winners on day 12 of the 29th Ramadan Rathath MF Cup 2017, organized by the Sharjah Cricket Club.
At the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE Kings defeated Mir CC by 23 runs and One Stop Tourism beat New Medical Centre by six wickets.
Opting to bat first, UAE Kings had a troubled start with two wickets falling quickly. Rashid Ali scored a brisk 13-ball 21 supported by four boundaries but it was the innings of Irfan Sajid that mattered the most as he hit a superb half century.
His 45-ball 69 included seven boundaries and three sixes that helped UAE Kings achieved 148 for eight in 20 overs.
For Mir CC, Saifullah Noor and Bilal Irshad claimed two wickets each.
Chasing a tricky target, Mir CC made a decent start with opener Salman Babar hitting a 13-ball 29 peppered with four boundaries and two sixes.
A couple of quick wickets derailed their progress before Shahzad Malik (22, 15b, 2×6) and Abdullah Afzal (23, 18b, 1×4, 2×6) revived the hopes.
But once the partnership was broken the rest of the batsmen failed to contribute much as Mir CC were shot out for 125 in 17.4 overs.
Rashid Ali bagged three wickets while Kamran Shahzad and Irfan Sajid, who claimed the man of the match award, pocketed two each.
In the other match, needing 139 to win, One Stop Tourism had a top order collapse that left them tottering at 27 for three.
But Ghulam Shabbir came up with a brilliant knock to hammer a 28-ball 59 including six boundaries and four sixes and also shared a crucial 83-run stand for the fourth wicket with Rohan Mustafa.
Rohan Mustafa remained unbeaten until the end to score a patient 41 from 40 balls including three fours and a six as One Stop Tourism got past the target in just 16.2 overs.
Earlier, batting first, NMC amassed 138 for eight in 20 overs. Ganesh Gaikewad top scored with a 30-ball 32 studded with five boundaries while Niresh Fernando (31, 20b, 2×4, 2×6) and Shahbaz Ahmed (23, 18b, 2×4) were among others who came good with the bat.
Ali Afzal and Umair Ali scalped two wickets each for One Stop Tourism.
While Rathath MF is the main sponsor Rainbow hospitality is the associate sponsor.
Brief scores: UAE Kings XI bt Mir CC by 23 overs. UAE Kings: 148/8 in 20 overs (Rashid Ali 21, Irfan Sajid 69; Saifullah Noor 2/27, Bilal Irshad 2/14). Mir CC: 125 all out in 17.4 overs (Salman Babar 29, Shahzad Malik 22, Abdullah Afzal 23; Kamran Shahzad 2/43, Rashid Ali 3/11, Irfan Sajid 2/20). Man of the match: Irfan Sajid.
One Stop Tourism bt New Medical Centre by 6 wickets. NMC: 138/8 in 20 overs (Niresh Fernando 31, Ganesh Gaikewad 32, Shahbaz Ahmed 23; Ali Afzal 2/27, Umair Ali 2/30). One Stop Tourism: 143/4 in 16.2 overs (Ghulam Shabbir 59, Rohan Mustafa 41 not out; Aqif Raja 2/40). Man of the match: Ghulam Shabbir.