A superb unbeaten century by UAE player Swapnil Patil ensured Yogi Group scored a convincing seven-wicket over Team Interface in the 39th Bukhatir League ‘A’ Division Tournament organised by the Sharjah Cricket Council.
After restricting Interface to 218 in 49.4 overs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Yogi Group were struggling initially losing two wickets inside five overs with just 23 runs on board.
Patil arrived at the crease and he along with Anop Revi began the revival act. The duo partnership milked together 85 runs for the third wicket to ease things for Yogi Group.
The departure of Revi, who scored 37 from 63 balls consisting of two fours, did not seem to have affected Yogi Group as Patil found another able partner in Aniket Desi.
They joined together to share an unbroken 113-run for the fourth-wicket as Yogi Group achieved the target in 39.2 overs.
It was a stellar knock from Patil who blasted 11 boundaries and three sixes during his unbeaten 112 consuming only 106 deliveries.
Desi took 50 balls to reach 40 with the help of three boundaries and one six.
Earlier, put in to bat, Team Interface managed to achieve 218 in 49.4 overs thanks to two half centuries.
While Mohammad Ibthisam scored 61 from 62 deliveries consisting of two boundaries and a six, Wassim Bari chipped in with 57 from 84 deliveries including three fours and a six.
For Yogi Group, Aniket Desi bagged three wickets while Sandeep Singh took two.
Yogi Group bt Team Interface by seven wickets
Team Interface 218 all out in 49.4 overs (Fawad Ghafoor 23, Wassim Bari 57, Haris Attique 19, Mohammad Ibthisam 61; Sandeep Singh 2 for 41, Aniket Desi 3 for 56) Yogi Group 221 for three wickets in 39.2 overs (Swapnil Patil 112 not out, Anop Revi 37, Aniket Desi 40 not out).
Man of the Match: Swapnil Patil of Yogi Group. Umpires: B M Abdullah and Arshad Ansari. Scorers: Zameel Hameed and Mohmmad Ramees.
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