Sandeep Singh celebrates after smashing a double century against Gforce Academy in their Bukhatir Premier League.
Gulf Today Report
Riding on a double century by Sandeep Singh (205) Interglobe Marine (IGM) posted the highest score of the season 435 for 6 and defeated Gforce Cricket Academy by a whopping 284 runs in Bukhatir Premier League the at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The event is conducted by Sharjah Cricket Council (SCC) under the auspices of Emirates Cricket Board (ECB). Batting first, IGM’s opener Sandeep Singh played an aggressive knock right from the start. He was ably assisted by Touqeer Riyassi (40) in the opening stand of 123.
Basil Hameed joined Sandeep Singh and both had a wonderful third-wicket partnership of 225 runs.
Sandeep scored a double hundred (205) with 24 fours and 9 sixes while Basil got a quick 92 with 9 fours and 2 sixes. Shivan too smashed a quick-fire 40 runs.
Veteran left arm spinner Gopal Jasapara bowled his 10 overs for 1 wicket while Safeer Tariq picked up two. A total of 435 runs was always a daunting task of Gforce Cricket Academy.
They managed 151. Hari Krishnan scored 41 and Dawood Ejaz made 25.Afghan national player, Sharafuddin Ashraf picked up 5 wkts for 38 runs with slow left arm spin.
In other high scoring game at The Pavilion Al Dhaid, Goltay Cricket Academy (GCA) did well to score 345 all out at The Pavilion Al Dhaid.
GCA’s Sagar Rambir scored a brilliant 192 runs in 133 balls. He hit 26 fours and five sixes. At the other end Mayank got 48. Nadir Hussain was the pick of the bowlers picking up four wickets in his 10 over spell.
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