Sharjah Ramadan Cup: Anwar stars as Dubai Hawks notch third win

Multiplex International team. (Supplied)

Dubai Hawks rode on a superb century by UAE star Shaiman Anwar to defeat Alubond Tigers by 11 runs in the 27th Sharjah Ramadan Cup 2016 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The tournament is organised by Sharjah Cricket Council.

This was Dubai Hawk's third consecutive victory.

In another match, Multiplex International thrashed Bukhatir XI by 110 runs.

Anwar's unbeaten 67-ball 129 was studded with 12 boundaries and eight sixes as Dubai Hawks amassed 210 for three in 20 overs.

Chasing an imposing target, Alubond Tigers got off to a bright start as the openers posted 63 runs of in just under five overs.

Shahid Siddique smashed 42 off only 20 deliveries containing six boundaries and two sixes while Rohan Mustafa smashed a 26-ball 45 with the help of four fours and three sixes.

Ghulam Shabbir further brightened the chances of victory as he smashed an identical three fours and sixes to score a 36-ball 52.

Needing 20 runs off the last over, Amjed Javed (1 not out) and Sultan Ahmed (7 not out) could not get the big shots as Alubond Tigers reached 199 for six.

Brief scores:

Dubai Hawks bt Alubond Tigers by 11 runs: Dubai Hawks 210 for 3 in 20 overs (CP Rizwan 10, Shahzad Malik 62, Shaiman Anwar 129 not out) Alubond Tigers 199 for 6 in 20 overs (Shahid Siddique 42, Rohan Mustafa 45, Ghulam Shabbir 52, Amjad Gul 18, Umair Ali 27; Jamshed Ahmed 3 for 43). Man of the match: Shaimon Anwar.

Multiplex International bt Bukhatir XI by 110 runs: Multiplex 194 for six in 20 overs (Sapandeep Singh 17, Waqas Ahmed 60, Abdul Shakoor 30, Akhag Butt 28, Mohammad Yasir 17, Balwinder Singh 25 not out; Justin James 2 for 30) Bukhatir XI 84 all out in 11.3 overs (Abdullah Azhar 34; Imran Haider 4 for 16). Man of the match: Imran Haider. Umpires: Ifthikar Ali and Syed Shabbir Ali. Scorers: Zameel Hameed and Mohammad Asif.

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