Umar guides Dollar East to third straight winArchive
KARACHI: Discarded Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal excelled again with another scintillating knock as Dollar East recorded their third successive win in the 30th Aga Khan Gymkhana T20 Ramazan Cup at the AKG Ground on Tuesday.
Dollar East edged Jaffer Brothers by three wickets to become Group ‘A’ winners, while Jaffer Brothers finished runners-up to qualify for the quarter finals behind Dollar East.
Batting first, Jaffer Brothers collected 159-4 with Ali Shan making a brilliant 50-ball 68 with five sixes and four fours, Mohammad Saleem scoring 30 off 21 balls with one four and a six and Ashiq Ali 24 off 20 balls with four fours.
Dollar East started aggressively in their chase with Umar Akmal blasting 79 from just 33 deliveries. The right-hander hoisted six sixes and his seven fours. Ammar Hasan made 35 in 31 balls with 4 fours.
JAFFER BROTHERS 159-4 in 20 overs (Ali Shan 68, Mohammad Saleem 30, Ashiq Ali 24; Usman Qadir 2-34); DOLLAR EAST 160-7 19.3 overs (Umar Akmal 79, Ammar Hasan 35; Ashiq Ali 2-36, Usman Azeem 2-49).
Published in Dawn, June 15th, 2017