Yuvraj shines in Sharjah Cricket Academy victory over Desert Cubs - GulfToday

Yuvraj shines in Sharjah Cricket Academy victory over Desert Cubs


Captain Yuvraj Barua celebrates after steering his team to victory.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Sharjah Cricket Academy (SCA) defeated Desert Cubs by two wickets in the U-19 category of the Ramada Gulf Cup at the Ajman Oval Ground.

Captain Yuvraj Barua smashed a 117-ball 92 as SCA overhauled the target of 244 for the loss of eight wickets with 12 balls to spare.

Batting first, Cubs posted a huge total of 243 in 48.2 overs. Saneen Latheef hit 75 of 106 balls to propel them to a fighting total.


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Yuvraj also claimed 4 for 40 while Usaid Hafeez returned with a figure of 2 for 47 to skittle Cubs. While chasing, at one stage SCA looked set for a defeat as they had lost eight wickets with just 137 runs on the board.

But Yuvraj knuckled down not only to anchor the faltering innings but put up a century partnership to take SCA to a victory. His innings was studded with eight fours.

He was well supported by Aryansh Sharma (47) and Ameer Hamza (42).

Gulf Cup is one of most prestigious domestic tourneys. A total of 70 teams are taking part in the tournament, which is being played across five different age categories.

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