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Qalandars stay unbeaten in Abu Dhabi T10 League

Sohail Tanvir took three wickets  for Qalandars
Sohail Tanvir took three wickets for Qalandars

Qalandars extended their winning streak in the Abu Dhabi T10 League with a four-wicket win over Maratha Arabians at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

Qalandars restricted Arabians to 101 for five in 10 overs despite Mohammad Hafeez’s 44 runs. Left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir picked three wickets for 22 runs.

Chasing the target, Qalandars managed to maintain the run flow despite losing wickets at regular intervals.

Put into bat, Arabians opener Mohammad Hafeez began by picking two boundaries off Sultan Ahmed’s first over.

Hafeez managed to hit Shahid Afridi for a boundary and a six to pick 14 runs off his over as the Arabians reached the 50 run mark by the half-way mark.

Qalandars got off to a poor start as opener Tom Banton was run out in the fifth ball of the first over, courtesy a mix-up with partner Sharjeel Khan.

Qalandars needed 37 runs from the last five overs. Then Dunk hit the winning boundary off the first ball of the ninth over to bag the game.

Chief scores:

Maratha Arabians: 101/5 in 10 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 44, Shoaib Malik 23, Sohail Tanvir 3/22)

Qalandars: 104/6 in 8.1 overs (Sharjeel Khan 28, Sohail Akhtar 20, Ben Dunk 26 n.o, Yamin Ahmadzai 2/21)

Other scores:

Pune Devils: 57/7 in 10 overs (Ali Khan 3/0)

Delhi Bulls: 58/2 in 4.4 overs (R. Gurbaz 26)

Northern Warriors: 143/4 in 10 overs (Rovman Powell 51 n.o, Nicholas Pooran 29)

Deccan Gladiators: 140/6 in 10 overs (Azam Khan 54, Anwar Ali 35 n.o, Fabian Allen 2/8). (Agencies)