Aga Khan cricketers stretch winning run in Caravans T20 tourney

23Nov 2017
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Aga Khan cricketers stretch winning run in Caravans T20 tourney

DARES SALAAM cricket giants, Aga Khan SC, have stretched their winning run in this year's Caravans T20 tournament with two victories at the University of Dar es Salaam venue early this week.

Aga Khan SC cricketers pose for picture shortly after a recent competition organized by the Dar es Salaam Regional Cricket Committee.

Aga Khan clobbered Dik Diks by seven wickets and the former also registered a 24 run victory over Annadil Burhani.

Scintillating batting and bowling showing by Aga Khan helped the side contain Dik Diks and, eventually, command the emphatic win.

Dik Diks chose to start batting after having won the toss and could only manage to register 37 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 11.5 overs.

Opener, Nisal, was the only batsman with double digit figures in the innings, in which he notched 10 runs off 13 balls.  Fellow batsmen, Mike and Ameet, managed a few knocks to register nine runs from 15 balls and eight runs from 15 balls respectively.

Aga Khan's spinner, Harsheed Chohan, took five wickets and conceded seven runs in four overs to frustrate efforts by Dik Diks to post a meaningful total.

Aryan Premji and Arshaan Jessani piled misery for Dik Diks with two wickets apiece for 11 and three runs respectively.

It turned out to be a plain sailing for Aga Khan in the chase as they dropped three wickets on their way to posting the win.

The side's top three batsmen, Jitendra Gariya, Sadick Hilari and Sadick Iddi, faced quick dismissals as Dik Diks' bowlers expressed intention to frustrate the former's chase.

It, though, turned out to be a short-lived success for Dik Diks as Aga Khan's Chohan and Jessani, then, stepped at the crease and put a fourth-wicket stand of 27 runs and helped their side win.

Annadil Burhani turned out to be the other victims of Aga Khan's all round prowess in the day, as the latter made short work of the former.

Aga Khan opted to bat first after winning the toss and registered 121 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. Vipin Abraham notched 31 runs not out off 21 balls, Aahil Jessani registered 24 runs from 33 balls for the side.

Huzefa Akberali and Mustafa took two wickets apiece in their respective four-over spells for Annadil Burhani in what was, ultimately, unsucccessful attempt at preventing Aga Khan from posting a convincing total.

Chasing 122 runs to win was, in the end, a daunting task for Annadil Burhani, as they registered 97 runs for nine wickets in 20 overs.

In the day's other games which were played at the Leaders Club venue, Saint Gobain posted a 121-run victory over Lions in the morning and the former, then, suffered a 61-run loss to General Petroleum in the afternoon.

Aces cruised to eight-wicket win over Telugu Stars in the day's last game played at the same venue. 

Telugu Stars registered 134 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs after having won the toss and chose to bat first and Aces, in response, got down to a successful chase for the loss of two wickets in 17 overs.

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