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Ton-up Patil dazzles as Yogi Group rout Interface; Butt excels for Wings with century in DCC Elite Cup
January 25, 2013
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DUBAI: Patil’s unbeaten ton was the highlight of Yogi Group’s thumping 112-run win over Interface in the DCC 50 Over Elite Cup at the Fair ground

Swapnil’s run-a-ball 121 propelled Yogi to a mammoth 314 for 8 from their 50 overs. The bowlers then maintained a disciplined attack to bundle out Interface for just 202 to register a crushing win.

For the second time in three days the Interface bowlers conceded over 300 runs.

In their match against Seven Seas Strikers the other day they went for 317 runs and on Monday night they were once again taken to the cleaners by the Yogi batsmen.

Despite an early loss, Yogi were back on track with prolific scorer Swapnil taking centre-stage.

Swapnil was given good company by Malintha Parera who played an invaluable 46. The duo raised 85 runs for the second wicket.

Swapnil looked cool and composed as he kept the scoreboard ticking with singles and twos but wickets continued to fall at regular intervals.

Then Ali Zafar injected some life into the match with some big hitting. He clobbered the Interface bowlers for three boundaries and two towering sixes in his 26-ball 30. By the time he departed Yogi had reached 225.

Sandeep Singh then joined the run feast during his short stay at the crease. His unbeaten 38 from 25 balls lifted the team to well past the 300-mark while man of the match Swapnil carried his bat through with a patient knock which contained just six hits to the fence.

If their batsmen had done the demolition job then the Yogi bowlers too deserved credit for having the Interface batsmen in knots.

Avadoot Amonkar, Shadab Khan, Salman Faris and Shiva Pagarani all bagged two wickets each to choke the Interface batsmen.

Only Rahul Chattwani (44), Harsh Chaturvedi (37), Wasim Bari (32) and Fahad Tariq (29) made their presence felt but Interface needed a Swapnil-like ton from one of their batsman to see them home which unfortunately did not happen.

WINGS CC WIN

Shaiman Butt put the Farooq CC attack to the sword by bludgeoning them for 14 fours and nine sixes in his score of 172 as Wings CC XI went on to win by a massive margin of 201 runs in the DCC Elite Cup at the Fair ground on Tuesday night.

It was top class batsmanship from Shaiman who made the opposition look ordinary.

Wings were given a flying start by openers Riffat Ullah and Fawad Khan. The duo put on 71 runs for the first wicket with Fawad the first to depart scoring 37 which included four boundaries and three massive sixes.

Then Riffat Ullah in the company of Shaiman threw caution to the wind as they cut the Farooq attack to smithereens with a 157-run partnership.

And though Riffat went with a well-made 79 Farooq’s misery was far from over as Shaiman continued his savage display hitting anything and everything into the fence and some over it.

As if that was not enough when Raqiz Khan rubbed more salt into their wounds with some slam bang hitting towards the end.

Raqiz looked in a murderous mood as he slammed four fours and three sixes in his 14-ball 42.

Fawad Khan (37), Khurram Khan (22) and Shahid Yousuf (25) made their contributions to take Wings to an insurmountable total.

Farooq were rocked early in their chase and although Ahmed Shaukat scored an unbeaten ton with Shehzad Khalid contributing 48 and Amir Iftikhar 29 it was always going to be a difficult target to achieve.
 

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