Qureshi (148), Ather (72) post record partnership


By A.A. Merchant

— A record partnership of 231 runs by Quraishi (148) and Ather (72) enabled ARM United post 309-2 and win by 122 runs against Igloo Kashmir Stags; Pepsi Deccan Knights’ huge win by 9 wickets against ICAD; Banswada Ball Burners’ thrilling 5-wicket win against Saudi German Hospital; Hyderabad Sharks’ 10th winning streak by 48 runs against Malik XI Star One were the highlights of the 10th week matches of CTI SPL T20 3rd Edition.

This event is sponsored by Canadian International Trading Company and co-sponsored by Initial Services, Air India, Hyderabad Sharks, Khind Electronics, Arrow Food Distribution Company (Mizo Juices) and Pepsi (SIPCO) and organized by Jeddah Cricket Association (JCA).

ARM United amassed the highest total of this SPL — 309-2, aided by a record 231-run unfinished third wicket partnership between Quraishi who blasted 148 off 55 balls studded with 10 sixes and 16 fours and Ather (stylish unbeaten 72) that helped register a 122-run win over Igloo Kashmir Stags.

BBB and SGH were locked in a thrilling battle. BBB chasing a target of 226-5, thanks to Asif’s hurricane knock of 101 of 27 balls — fastest of this SPL — despite SGH tally of 224-4 carved out by precision knock of 101 off 51 balls by Zeeshan and an unbeaten 80 off 41 balls by Qadeer.

Pepsi Deccan Knights cemented second position by outclassing ICAD with a 9-wicket win, courtesy Kashif who blasted an unbeaten 106 off 41 balls.

Hyderabad Sharks maintained their supremacy with a 48-run win over Malik XI Star One — Obaid chipping in with a fine all-round show scoring 39 and taking 2-44.


ARM United beat Igloo Kashmir Stags by 122 runs. ARM 309-2 in 20 overs (Quraishi 148 not out, Ather 72 not out (35 balls, 4x8, 6x3), Najam 43, Sami 24). Igloo Kashmir Stags 187 all out (Sajid 35, Muzaffar 34, Samit 34; Quraishi 3-28, Hafiz 2-24, Farhan 2-27). Man of Match: Quraishi.

Banswada Ball Burner beat Saudi German Hospital by 5 wickets. Saudi German Hospital 224-4 (Zeeshan 101 (51 balls, 4x14, 6x3), Qadeer 80 not out (41 balls, 4x5, 6x6). BBB 226-5 in 13.3 overs (Asif 101 (27 balls, 16 4s, 3 6s), Khawar 51(21 balls, 4x4, 6x4), Amir Wahla 43; Talha 3-63). Man of Match: Asif.

Pepsi Deccan Knights beat ICAD by 9 wickets. ICAD 164 all out (Naeem 40, Mansoor 31, Waqas 30; Bilal 4-18, Mazhar 2-30, Babar 2-24). Pepsi Deccan Knights 166-1 in 12.2 overs (Kashif 106 not out (41 balls, 4x13, 6x6s), Baber 35 not out). Man of Match: Kashif.

Hyderabad Sharks beat Malik XI Star One by 228 runs. Hyderabad Sharks 228-9 (Yasir 40, Obaid 39, Asim 30, Sada 31; Salem 2-37, Adnan 2-46, Javed 2-57). Malik XI Star One 180 all out (Madani 45, Shahzan 35, Malik Aijaz 24; Shahid 2-30, Yasir 2-17, Obaid 2-44). Man of Match: Obaid.

Special awards:

Player of Week — Qurasihi of ARM United. Most runs (Orange Cap) — Bilal Moghal of Pepsi Deccan Knights, 499 Runs. Most wickets (Purple Cap) — Arbab Naser of Ace Travel, 18 wickets.