ABU DHABI: First Club United (FCU), Zaviyar CC, Department of Health (DoH) and White Hunters booked their passage into the quarter finals of the 6th Sandy League played at the ADDC grounds in Abu Dhabi.
These four teams join Etihad Airways, Thrifty Car Rental, Strikers and LLH Hospital in the last eight stage of the tournament which will be played on Friday, April 5.
Osman was the hero in FCU’s 56 run win over IBCC. After FCU posted 154 for 8 in 20 overs Osman wreaked havoc in the IBCC camp with three wickets for just six runs as they were reduced to 98 for 9.
While Osman excelled the ball, Gullam Fareed starred with the bat for with an unbeaten 77 to guide Zaviyar past NPCC’s total of 143.
Gullam struck three sixes and seven fours during his 47-ball stay at the wicket. Imran Ahmed (27) and Ghullam Murtaza (23 not out) carried their team home in 16.3 overs after Ayub Khan (3-26) had briefly threatened to spoil Zaviyar’s party.
In a nail-biting match Department of Health pulled off a last ball win against Dynamite CC but for White Hunters it was a cake walk after they thrashed United Blasters by four wickets.
Javed Hussain played a pivotal knock of 64 for Dynamite but White Hunters came back strongly through their bowlers Bilal and man of the match Qaiser Hussain who bagged three wickets each.
Qaiser then clicked with the bat scoring 30 and was supported by Asif Hussain (33) and Rizwan (22) to help White Hunters cross the target in 13.5 overs.
First Club United beat IBCC by 56 runs
First Club United 154 for 8 in 20 overs (Humayun 37, Manikantam 27; Amjad 2-35) IBCC 98 for 9 in 18.5 overs (Osman 3-6). Man of the match: Osman.
Zaviyar CC beat NPCC by 7 wickets
NPCC 143 for 6 in 20 overs (Nasir Riaz 41 n.o., Sohail Ahmed 36, Abdullah Jan 26; Zubair Khan 3-19) Zaviyar 149 for 3 in 16.3 overs (Gullam Fareed 77 n.o., Imran Ahmed 27, Ghullam Murtaza 23 n.o.; Ayub Khan 3-26). Man of the match: Gullam Fareed.
Department of Health beat Dynamite CC by 4 wickets
Dynamite 175 for 6 in 20 overs (Prasanth 30 n.o., Jebaneesha Kumar 27, Vinod Anabazagan 24 n.o., Vazeer 23, Arun Thomas 20; Zaheer Baig 2-30) DoH 176 for 6 in 20 overs (Gafoor Butt 59, Nadeem Askani 51, Rasheed Mehamood 22, Atif Ahmed 20 n.o.; Ansar 2-35). Man of the match: Gafoor Butt.
White Hunters beat United Blasters by 4 wickets.
United Blasters 137 all out in 19 overs (Javed Hussain 64; Bilal 3-24, Qaiser Hussain 3-17, Irfan 2-12) White Hunters 138 for 6 in 13.5 overs (Qaiser Hussain 30, Asif Hussain 33, Rizwan 22; Basit 2-38, Nadeem 2-20).