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CRICKET Tauqir inspires Nationals to victory

UAE vice-captain’s all-round performance guides team to victory

By K.R. Nayar, Chief Cricket Writer
August 7, 2012

Sharjah: UAE vice-captain Mohammad Tauqir inspired the UAE Nationals team to an emphatic victory over Emirates Cricket Board Green in the fourth edition of the Al Dhaid Ramadan tournament, organised by the Sharjah Cricket Council.

Tauqir, who once top-scored with a half century for the UAE in an Asia Cup against India, sparkled with bat and ball. He took four wickets for 19 runs and cracked an unbeaten 39 to guide his side to victory.

Tauqir’s spell restricted ECB Green to 115 for 9 before UAE Nationals won in 17.4 overs for the loss of just three wickets.

In another match, Interface Transworld pulled off a thrilling one-wicket victory over Eurocon Alubond in a match dominated by bowlers.

In the 11th Dulsco Ramadan Cricket Twenty20, being played in Dubai, Jashanmal entered the quarter-finals by beating Uniforge Bhatkal by six wickets in a Group A match.

Brief scores:
Al Dhaid Ramadan tournament: UAE National bt ECB Green by 7 wkts. ECB Green: 115 for 9 in 20 overs (Hamid Lathif 24, Moaiz Qazi 23, Mohammad Tauqir 4 for 19, Qais Farooq 2 for 11) UAE National: 119 for 3 in 17.4 overs (Qais Farooq 23, Mohammad Tauqir 39 not out, Fanoos Kanwar 33; Jestin James 2 for 33).
Man of the match: Mohammad Tauqir.
Interface Transworld bt Eurocon Alubond by one wkt. Eurocon 116 in 19.5 overs (Puneet Mehra 2 for 27, Abdullah Ahmad 3 for 20, Talha Zaveri 4 for 13) Interface  117 for 9 in 19.5 overs (Jagrit Anand 34, Puneet Mehra 38, Mohammad Ibthisam 20; Jamshad Ahmed 2 for 23, Waqas Alvi 2 for 4, Ahmed Raza 2 for 32).
Man of the Match: Talha Zaveri.
11th Dulsco Ramadan Cricket: Carfare CC bt AGE Steel by 58 runs.  Carfare CC 191 for 8 (Kaleem B 128, Asghar Butt 22, Nadeem  3 for 40, Shahbaz 2 for 26, Tauqir 2 for 27) AGE Steel 133 for 8 (M Arif 42, Manal 28, Abdul 2 for 14, Shahid 2 for 15, Hari 2 for 17, Kaleem  2 for 28).
Man of the match: Kaleem.
Jashanmal bt Uniforge Bhatkal by 6 wkts. Bhatkal 85 in 15.1 overs (Shehzad 21, Waqas 3 for 17, Kamran 2 for 13, Farrukh 2 for 23) Jashanmal 86 for 4 in 8.3 overs (Parvez 26 n.o., Shakoor 23, Zeeshan 20,  Zuhaib 2 for 23, Rayan 2 for 31).
Man of the match: Waqas Ahmad

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