Salman Faris smashed a solid unbeaten 89 to guide Yogi Group to a convincing eight-wicket victory over William Hare Abu Dhabi Gymkhana in the 37th Bukhatir League ‘A’ Division Tournament, organised by the Sharjah Cricket Council, at the Sharjah stadium.
Faris struck four fours and two sixes in his 122-ball innings as Yogi Group overhauled the Abu Dhabi team’s competitive total of 215 for nine in 43 overs.
William Hare Abu Dhabi Gymkhana, batting first, built their innings around Zesshan Safeer who made a blazing 61 off 39 balls which included six fours and three sixes. Asim Khurshid also chipped in with a fine 40 off 69 balls.
Mohammed Ajmal and Nasir Aziz shared five wickets.
Spearheaded by Faris, Yogi Group reached the target comfortably. Former Ranji Trophy player Swapnil Patil (45 off 55) and Shaiman Butt (33 off 43) provided solidity to the innings before Mohammed Usman (33 not out) and Faris sealed the victory in style.
Yogi Group beat William Hare Abu Dhabi Gymkhana CC by eight wickets: Abu Dhabi Gymkhana 215 for nine in 50 overs (Zeeshan Safeer 61, Asim Khurshid 40; Mohammed Ajmal 3-25, Nasir Aziz 2-29) Yogi Group 217 for two in 43 overs (Salman Faris 89 not out, Swapnil Patil 45, Mohammed Usman 33 not out, Shaiman Butt 33; Mohammed Rehan 2-37). Man of the match: Salman Faris of Yogi Group. Umpires: Arshad Ansari and Hamid Mukthar.