Sharjah: The summer heat could not stop Renjit Mani of Globelink WestStar from producing all-round performances including cracking a century in the Sharjah Cricket Council-organised Sharjah Summer Cup.
This tournament, which is always held during the peak of summer, tests the endurance of all cricketers.
Mani stood out in two matches and produced match-winning performances. He was instrumental in Globelink’s 141-run win over Roaring Lions.
Mani cracked 119 runs along with Jiju Janardhanan, who scored 117, to help Globelink post 260 for three in 20 overs.
In reply, Lions could muster only 119 for nine mainly due to Mani’s spell of three wickets for just six runs.
In another match, Mani hit an unbeaten 76 and also bagged two wickets to ensure a nine-wicket win over Sialkot XI. Sialkot were bowled out for 157 for eight due to Mani’s bowling backed by UAE bowler Laxman Sreekumar and Shanib Khasta with two wickets each.
Chasing the score, Mani steered Globelink to a comfortable win with Sreekumar hitting an unbeaten 34.
In other matches, Multiplex International recorded an identical seven-wicket win over Mir Club and TNS Splendid.
Globelink WestStar bt Sialkot XI by 9 wkts. Sialkot XI: 157 for 8 in 20 overs (Deepak Sani 46, Usman Mushtaq 52, Faraz Ahmed 28; Laxman Sreekumar 2 for 18, Shanib Khasta 2 for 35, Renjith Mani 2 for 36). Globelink WestStar: 161 for 1 in 14 overs (Puneeth Kumar 37, Renjith Mani 76n.o, Laxman Sreekumar 34n.o). Man of the match: Renjith Mani
Globelink WestStar bt Roaring Lions by 141 runs. Globelink WestStar: 260 for 3 in 20 overs (Jiju Janardhanan 117, Renjith Mani 119). Roaring Lions: 119 for 9 in 20 overs (Deepak Nicholas 33; Renjith Mani 3 for 6, Shanib Khasta 2 for 4). Man of the match: Renjith Mani.
Multiplex International bt Mir CC by 7 wkts. Mir CC: 124 for 9 in 20 overs (Abdul Rehman 30, Fayyaz Ahmed 27; Waqas Raja 4 for 17, Saad Naseem 2 for 21). Multiplex International: 125 for 3 in 12.4 overs (Sapandeep Singh 46, Mohammad Yasir Ali 33n.o). Man of the match: Waqas Raja.
Multiplex International bt TNS Splendid by 7 wkts. TNS Splendid: 143 for 9 in 20 overs (Sangeet Joseph 27, Surinder Kumar 27, Syed Mubtada Kamal 27; Saad Naseem 3 for 32, Mohammad Yasir Ali 2 for 30). Multiplex International: 145 for 3 in 15.4 overs (Sapandeep Singh 31, Akhlaq Butt 54n.o, Mohammad Yasir Ali 20.). Man of the match: Saad Naseem.