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AL-TURKI T20 SUPERCUP -2017 FINALS EASTERN ARABIA beat KLV KHODARI KHAN11 by 18 runs

AL TURKI T20 – 2017
FINALS – 21st APRIL, 2017
EASTERN ARABIA CC VS KLV KHODARI KHAN11 CC – HIGHWAY 7

ALLHAMDULILLAH…          Eastern Arabia CC has changed history finally in the finals of Al-Turki T20 Super cup. Finally we have stood up to the challenge where we had failed earlier. We have stood up to ourselves, to our sponsors and supporters beating KLV Khodari Khan 11 in the finals in a dominating way.

April 21st, 2017. The Finals was played in the afternoon. As usual once again toss was won by Eastern Arabia captain Imran Rasheed and selected to bat. Surjith and Niyaz Opened the innings. KLV Khodari Khan 11 pacers were right on money. They used both the ends very well. Salman charged in started the innings bowling against the wind with his swinging deliveries and Aziz attacked with the wind. KLV Khodari Khan 11 were on the top claimed the top 3 wickets for 28 runs. Captain Imran and Shijil were at the crease and they started to build the innings slowly and build a strong match winning partnership of 90 runs which was broken in the 13th over. Captain Imran was out on 39 (25 balls). Afwan stepped in and rotated the strike running hard between wickets. KLV Khodari Khan 11 had to stop the run flow. Ali Rizwan took in-charge to ball against the wind to control the run flow and got the valuable wicket of Afwan. Next in was the In-form batsman Naushad who played the cameo to score 32 (16balls) and stayed not out. Eastern Arabia CC gave a target of 192 runs. KLV Khodari Khan 11 did not give away easy runs. 191 runs was the team effort which Eastern Arabia CC earned it.

Now it was the time for bowlers to stand up to the task and give their team the much awaited victory.

The team filled with spinner and just one fast bowler. Ashraf Mukka the power-play power-pack bowler was introduced to ball the first over. Right from the 1st over Eastern Arabia made it clear to KLV Khodari Khan 11 that this final would not be easy for them and they will have to show their true skills to get those runs. Ashraf Mukka gave the 1st break through getting the wicket of Murad. The leggy just went sliding through the strong defense of Murad thrashing into the stumps. The reliable Nadeem stepped. Nadeem and Safdar started to build the innings for KLV Khodari Khan 11, but Eastern Arabia had done their homework this time. To win big games you have to be focused and keep your cool. Even though Nadeem and Safdar did not lose their wicket, EA made sure run the score book never ticked just increasing the run rate and building the pressure on KLV Khodari Khan 11 and forcing them to play big shots. The Plan worked and Safdar fell for Surjith who was caught in boundary by Muzahir. Eastern Arabia were right on top and dominating the game and from then they never let KLV Khodari Khan 11 to take the lead. KLV Khodari Khan 11 tried their best to cover up the run rate but EA bowlers never let it to happen and kept taking wickets at regular intervals. KLV Khodari Khans-11 needed 47 to score in the last two overs and the crucial 19th over was bowled by Shijil just giving away 10 rums. KLV Khodari Khan 11 needed 37 runs in the last over which was tough but not impossible. Match is not over until it’s over. Captain Imran bowled the last over and the plan was to ball right at the block holes which was done. KLV Khodari Khan 11 lost the match by 18 runs.

“The best team doesn’t always win; it’s the team that plays the best wins.”

MoM – Shijil Ahmed who made a valuable 61 runs and took 1 wicket, given away 24 runs in his 4 overs.

 

Batting Performance by EA –

Shijil Ahmed – 61 runs (41 balls)

Imran Rasheed – 39 runs (25 balls)

Naushad Bajal – 32* runs (16 balls)

Bowling performance by EA –

Surjith – 4overs – 41 runs /3 wickets/4 overs

Ashraf Mukka – 23 runs / 2 wickets / 4 overs

Shijil Ahmed – 24 runs / 1 wicket / 4 overs

Naushad – 27 runs / 0 wickets / 4 overs

Match turning moments –

  • Partnership of 90 runs between Imran Rasheed and Shijil Ahmed.
  • The run out of Yahya by our ever green Keeper Mohammed Ilyas.
  • Surjith taking the 3 big wickets of Safdar Nadeem & Salman.

We take this opportunity to thanks EPCA for giving us this platform to play and show our talent and make our dream come true. We thank you for the immense support and facility you have provided us. We also thank all the umpires for the efforts they put in for all teams to play as per rules and make this game exciting and lively. Thanks to all our sponsors and supporters. Finally we have made our dream come true.

Lastly to mention we thank the backbone Eastern Arabia CC who has stood by us all time, who has watched each and every match since the season started and who has captured each and every moment of our game. Thank you Anand Bhai…

#BelieveinEasternArabiaCC

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Al Turki T20 Semi-Finals Eastern Arabia CC vs Bin Delma CC

AL TURKI T20

SEMI-FINALS

EASTERN ARABIA CC VS BIN DELMA CC – HIGHWAY 8

ALLHAMDULILLAH is all we can say. One again by the blessing of Almighty Allah Eastern Arabia CC has made it to the finals winning the semi-finals against BIN DELMA CC.

April 14th 2017, the match was schedule to be played in the afternoon. It was a super-hot day. The toss as usual won by Captain Imran Sayed and elected to bat. Eastern Arabia Openers Surjith and Niyaz went it to bat. Bin Delma CC known for its strong bowling and batting line up were playing with 4 pacers and 1 spinner. Bin Delma pacers right from the first ball were bang on target injuring the hard hitter Surjith right on target and sending him out injured. Bin Delma had the power play to their account. But Niyaz and Captain Imran kept their cool and continued scoring. Niyaz Ahmed played the anchor role and scored easily finding gaps and getting those boundaries as and when required. Niyaz scored 53 and Captain Imran Sayed scored 20 runs. The middle overs were controlled by Naushad and Afwan who took quick runs and showed their fitness converting 1’s to 2’s and 2’s 3’s. They both put up a partnership of 47 runs in just 22 balls. The finishing touch were giving by Shijil 22 runs in 8 balls and a the final over by Ashraf Mukka with a reverse sweep match winning 4 which was a surprise to Bin Delma cc. The team scored 192/8 in 20 overs.

 

Bin Delma had to chase 193 in 20 overs which was easy target to chase in Highway 8. As we all know Highway 8 is a paradise for scoring runs. Bin Delma a team filled with star players who could have chased this target easily. Bilal Shah and Renjith two dynamic duos were sent in to bat. Bin Delma lost their main batsman Bilal Shah in the very first over who went for a wild swing for the swinging leg break of Ashraf Mukka. Renjith was joined by Abdul Hannan. They both kept the score board ticking and Renjith went on playing his shots and the target looked easy for Bin Delma now. Captain Imran had to think outside the box to get this partnership broken. Injured Surjith was introduced and he stood up to the task of getting Hannan out Caught& Bowled and Renjith caught just inch inside the boundary line by Niyaz which was a stunning catch to dismiss him. Aziz and Ashif were at the crease and both continued scoring easily. Ashif had a cameo which was ended by Ashraf Mukka once again was caught by Niyaz once again. Eastern Arabia was playing with just 1 pacer Shijil Ahmed who had to change gears. He mixed up his deliveries to which Bin Delma had no clue. Shijil got the wicket of Sherin bowled putting Bin Delma again on back foot.  Bin Delma needed “JUST” 25runs from 4 overs and with 5 wickets in hand, looked like a piece of cake to reach the target. Bharath and Aziz who were set and rotating singles easily could have made it look like an easy victory for Bin Delma.

 

“The match is not over until the last run is scored or the last wicket is taken” was the MOTO for Eastern Arabia Now. Shijil was asked to ball and he gave just 5 runs in the 17th over. Shijil ended up his quota with economic match winning spell 4 overs – 28runs – 1 wicket. The 18th over was bowled by Parvez giving away just 6 runs and the 19th over by Surjith giving away just 5 runs once again. Bin Delma had just scored 16 runs in 3 overs. The final decider over Bin Delma required 9 to win. Naushad the ever reliable took the responsibility to deliver the over which could take Eastern Arabia home. He bowled his heart out just giving 6 runs in the first 5 balls. The last ball which was a nail biting ball I would say. It was still anyone’s match. Bin Delma had to score just 3 for victory stepped in their Captain Amin to get their team home was caught in cover by Parvez who went for a slog. Eastern Arabia CC won the match Allahamdulillah. “TEAM WORK MAKES DREAM WORK” which was proved once again.

 

Once Again we will be playing our favorite opponent Khan 11 in the finals.

#BelieveinEasternArbiaCC

Albawardi beat Pasha XI by 82 Runs

Albawardi posted a total of 231/2 in 20 overs riding on a great start by the openers, Feroz Khan with a classy unbeaten 113 from just 59 balls and a smashing 59 by Mohammad Shoaib from just 35 balls.

Pasha XI chasing the total were bowled out on 150 in 19.2 overs. The pick of the bowlers were Saif Muhammad with 4 overs/ 22 runs/ 3wkts, Mohammed Ibrahim with 4 overs/ 1 maiden/ 30 runs/ 2 wkts and Mohammad Shahnawaz with 4 overs/ 30 runs/ 2 wkts.

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Falcons C.C vs Enerco C.C – Falcons beat Enerco by 56 Runs.

 

Falcons won the toss and elected to bat first.

Both the openers from Falcons played a blasting knock Ruman Khan 68 in 43 and Fáîžåņ Sàñďhú 80 in 44 gave Falcons 155 runs first wicket partnership, Ch Kamran Akram ends the inning in style by hitting 5 fours all around the ground.

Falcons set a target of 206 for Enerco.

Tanzeel Ur Rehman played brilliantly score 61 in 40 balls for Enerco, but Falcons bowling did not let Enerco settle by taking timely wickets.

Quality bowling by Rameez Rana Ch Kamran Akram Hafiz Zulfiqar Usman Maqbool and ÑoMï KhÃñ restricted Enerco at 148/8 in 20 overs.
Falcons have won the match by 56 runs.
HardLuck Enerco you guys have fought well. good luck for future games.

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Keep it up Falcons!!

Albawardi beat DHL Express by 65 Runs.

Albawardi opting to bat first piled up a good total of 228/5 in 20 overs riding on a magnificent century by Feroz Khan who made 101 in just 53 balls. Mohammad Shoaib made a quickfire 38 in 21 balls and Baseer Irshad made an explosive 38 from just 12 balls. Other contributors were Sharafat Ahmed with an unbeaten 22 and Syed Farhan with a quick and unbeaten 14 from just 4 balls.

DHL Express chasing the target had a good start but were restricted on 163/8 in 20 overs by some disciplined bowling effort by Albawardi’s bowlers. Leading the bowlers pack was Muhsin Khan who delivered a fiery spell of 4 overs picking 4 wickets for 38 runs. Mohammad Shoaib picked 2 wickets for 27 runs in his 4 overs, thus giving an all-round performance. Shiyad Mohammed also picked 2 wickets for 26 runs in his 4 overs.

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