The Yogi Group and Brookefield Multiplex clash tonight as the 9th Dulsco Ramadan Cricket Tournament at Zabeel Park Cricket Grounds in Dubai moves into its knock-out stage. And hoping to join them are United Arab Bank (UAB) who beat NTDE by 39 runs on Monday night to give themselves a good chance of making it to the pre-quarters phase of the 20-over tournament. Active IT Distribution, who are already through to the knock-out competition, beat Emirates NBD by six wickets to top Group E.
UAB made 172 for nine against NTDE, Mohammed Zaheer top-scoring with a 20-ball 44. The match between Active and NBD was to decide who would top the pool as both had qualified from Group E. NBD made 133 for six, Kamal top-scoring with 48, and Active reached the target in 16.4 overs with Ashraf scoring a half-century (52). Mohammed Asif slammed a solid half-century while Rana Kashif had a four-wicket haul as Seven Seas Strikers cruised into the semi-finals of the 23rd Sharjah Ramadan Tournament at the Sharjah Stadium with a 42-run victory over Rufi Real Estate.
Asif made 64 off 57 balls in the Strikers' 198 for five. Sharjeel Khan led Rufi's response with 58 off 37 balls but they were eventually restricted to 156 for nine as Kashif took four for 14. The Yogi Group were also in action in the second Al Dhaid Ramadan T-20 Tournament, organised by the Sharjah Cricket Council, at Al Dhaid Cricket Village. And they moved comfortably into the semi-finals on the back of a fine all-round performance by Ambey Parwatkar with a 48-run victory over Afridi CC. Parwatkar first scored 26 off 23 balls and then took two for six runs as the Yogi Group won with 27 balls to spare. Yogi Group scored 128 for eight in the allotted 20 overs. Prabodhan Kanse top-scored with 31 off 24 balls. In reply, Afridi CC collapsed to 80 all out in 15.3 overs with Salman Faris and Nasir taking three wickets each.