Phoenix Medicine notch second win in DCC Elite Cup

Phoenix Medicine cricket team with Honorary Secretary of DCC Mohamed Lokhandwala and other DCC officials at the Fair ground oval in Dubai. (SUPPLIED)

Phoenix Medicine won their second game on the trot in the DCC Elite Cup against Interface Transworld but not before they were stretched even though they were chasing a small total of 156 runs in the tournament which is conducted by the Dubai Cricket Council at the Fair Ground Oval in Dubai Men’s College.

Interface who were put into bat lost wickets at regular intervals as Usman Manzoor, Mohammad Adnan and Asif Mumtaz picked up the first three wickets with just 28 runs on the board.

Tariq Mehmood then bowled a tight line and length to prise out three wickets while two Interface batsmen were run-out to end their innings with just 156 runs on the board.

Ramveer Rai 26, Nashwan Nasir 22, and Mohammad Ibtisham with an unbeaten 35 runs were the batsmen to contribute.

Tariq Mehmood was the pick of the bowlers with three for 29.

In form Fahad Ansar (23) and Hafiz Kaleem gave their team a flying start putting on 68 runs in quick time.

Fahad hit four boundaries in his knock while Kaleem smashed two sixes and five fours in his knock of 43 runs in 39 balls.

Abdullah Kiyani and Shehzada Haris then picked up a wicket each to send the openers back. 

Interface then piled on the pressure as they picked up some quick wickets with Pranav Arora and Rahul Chatwani bagging a couple each but a patient innings of 24 runs by Saqlain Haider and 20 runs by Mohammad Qasim got them close to the target which Daniyal Shakeel achieved with a four from his blade.

Brief scores:
Phoenix Medicine beat Interface Transworld by 3 wickets
Interface 156 runs all out in 42.2 overs (Ramveer rai 26, Shehzada Haris 15, Rahul Chatwani 14, Nashwan Nasir 22, Mohammad Ibtisham 35no, Mohammad Adnan 2 for 33, Tariq Mehmood 3 for 29)
Phoenix Medicine 157 for 7 in 33.1 overs (Hafiz Kaleem 43, Fahad Ansari 23, Adil Mirza 14,    Saqlain Haider 24, Mohammad Qasim 20, Abdullah Kiyani 2 for 19, Pranav Arora 2 for 34, Rahul Chatwani 2 for 8)
Man of the match: Tariq Mehmood of Phoenix Medicine

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