Round-up: ACL 2015
One Stop Tourism secured their first win of the Arabian Cricket League 2015, posting a five-wicket victory over Al Faraa, knocking the latter out of the competition as they climbed to the top of the ACL table.
Although Al Faraa made an excellent 158/7 with Nabeel Butt (45) and Ijaz Bashir (37), One Stop’s bowlers pegged them back with two wickets apiece from Tahir Latif and Muhammed Qasim, conceding only a combined 46 runs in their overs.
One Stop Tourism responded with a blistering 50 from 37 balls via Saif Jinjua, who smashed four fours and three sixes wit Ayoub Inayat (37) and Asif Mumtaz (28) completing the response.
Alubond TIgers may have found the perfect start to the ACL, but find themselves in a more precarious position following their defeat to the Danube Lions.
The Battle of the Big Cats saw the Tigers quickly put up 173 for five, with Zakir Malik (48) and Mohammed Mujtaba (65) adding the bulk of their team’s runs.
While that did look to be defendable, victory seemed to be close at hand with the Lions teetering at 92-4, requiring 54 runs from the final five overs. But the team rallied via Fakhar Zaman, who plundered 59 from 25 deliveries to give his team victory with one ball to spare.
Should Alubond succeed to make it through to the knockout stages, they will need to defeat One Stop Tourism.
The Arabian Cricket League is the UAE’s first Twenty20 outdoor competition, that is played on the world-class pitches at the ICC Academy.