Aga Khan, Dik Diks cruise to Caravans T20 tourney quarterfinals

05Dec 2017
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Aga Khan, Dik Diks cruise to Caravans T20 tourney quarterfinals

DAR ES SALAAM's Aga Khan SC has cruised to the last eight's stage of this year's Caravans T20 tournament after trouncing Boom Boom by 10 wickets at the Leaders Club venue in the city last Friday.

Dik Diks' cricketers pose for picture after the match against Annadil Burhani in this year's Caravans T20 tournament at the Leaders Club ground on Friday. (Photo: Japheth Kazenga)

The eventual winnners had little trouble dispatching their opponents, making the most of their all round prowess and proving they are keen on staging a serious pursuit of silverware.

Boom Boom opted to bat first after winning the toss and all the team could manage in the innings was 93 runs all out in 17 overs.

The team fared dismally with the bat, with doube digit figures coming from four batsmen, Asad, Yasin, Muzammil and Stuart.

Asad ended as the top run getter with a 24-ball 24, as Muzammil, Stuart and Yasin posted 13 runs from 12 balls, 11 runs from 12 balls and 16 runs from 14 balls respectively.

Aga Khan got down to a smooth chase of their opponents' score to grab the victory in 8.5 overs.

Jitendra Gariya and Riziki Kiseto put confident knocks to show, notching 60 runs not out from 35 balls and 26 runs not out from 18 balls to give their team the win.

Caravans, Aces and Dik Diks, as well, secured a place in the last eight's stage of the competition after excelling in their respective matches against Union, Gymkhana and Annadil Burhani at the same venue.

Caravans made short work of Union, handing the latter a four-wicket defeat in the match which took place the following day.

Caravans won the toss and opted to field, restricting their opponents to 160 runs for six wickets in 20 overs.

Hasnain Damji registered 41 runs from 29  balls and Sameer Mussa had 32 runs not out from 21 balls in an effort to ensure their outfit amass an imposing score.

Danish Unia, Shaheed Dhanani and Athumani Kassim  put decent knocks to show and posted 29 runs from 18 balls, 24 runs from 31 balls and 20 runs from 13 balls.

Caravans, in response, chased Union's total with plenty of zeal, coasting to the win for the loss of six wickets in 17.3 overs.

Opener, Jitin put the outfit on course for successful chase with his 37 runs from 22 balls, blasting two sixes and three boundaries.

Manoj's 34 runs from 26 balls, Hamisi Abdallah's 32 runs not out from 24 balls and Sunil's 21-ball 39 assured the outfit of the win.

 Hasnain Moti took three wickets for 17 runs in three overs in what was, eventually, an unsuccessful attempt to frustrate Caravans' chase.

Dik Diks thumped Annadil Burhani by nine wickets and the Aces versus Gymkhana match ended with the former grabbing a 10-wicket win.

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