An unbeaten half century by Rameez Shahzad steered Alubond Tigers to victory over Red Flowers Tourism in the 8th Al Dhaid Ramadan Cup at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The tournament was organised by Sharjah Cricket Council.
Red Flower Tourism posted 169 for eight in 20 overs with Ubadah Barmawar top scoring with 51.
Chasing, Alubond Tigers lost two wickets in quick succession, but Shahid Sadiquee kept them in the hunt by hammering five sixes and two boundaries in his knock of 45.
Shahzad and Amjad Gul shared an unbroken 166-run partnership for the fourth wicket as Alubond Tigers achieved the target in the final over.
Shahzad slammed seven sixes and a boundary in his 86 not out while Gul remained unbeaten on 23.
Alubond Tigers bt Red Flower Tourism by 7 wickets: Red Flowers Tourism 169 for 8 in 20 overs (Waqas Raja 19, Rinku Kumar 12, Yassir Kaleem 31, Ubadah Barmawar 51, Anfal PM 10, Vipin Venu 18; Amjad Javed 2 for 33, Sultan Ahmed 2 for 25, Umair Ali 2 for 32) Alubond Tigers 170 for 3 in 19.3 overs (Shahid Sadiquee 45, Rameez Shahzad 86 not out, Amjad Gul 23 not out; Waqas Raja 2 for 10). Man of the match: Rameez Shahzad
Best Batsman: Yassir Kaleem (Red Flower Tourism) - 205 runs
Best Bowler: Amjad Javed (Alubond Tigers) – 9 wickets
Player of the tournament: Waqas Raja (Red Flower Tourism) – 11 runs and 7 wickets.