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Emirates D20 2022: Match 12- Abu Dhabi vs Sharjah Review

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The 12th match of the Emirates D20 2022 took place between Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Sharjah beat Abu Dhabi by 6 wickets to register their third win in the tournament. Abu Dhabi batted first and managed to score 163 runs in the first innings. Ghulam Murtaza starred with the bat as he smashed 50 runs in 30 balls, including 3 fours and 4 sixes. Besides, the likes of Atta Ur Rahim (22), Ghulam Farid (14) and Fayyaz (27) made notable contributions.

For Sharjah, Sajad Malook was the pick the bowlers as he returned with figures of 3 for 21 in 4 overs. In reply, Sharjah chased down the score in just 17 overs with six wickets in hand. Wicket-keeper batter, Abdul Shakoor gave the team a stellar start, playing a solid knock of 41 runs in 25 balls.

However, it was skipper, Fayyaz Ahmad, who made a match-winning knock of 52 runs in 24 balls, including 6 fours and 3 sixes. In pursuit of the score, Sharjah had lost four wickets for 129 runs. Amjad Gul and Aayan Khan then stitched an unbeaten an unbeaten 35-run partnership to guide the team home with 3 overs left in the game.

Amjad Gul and Aayan Khan remained unbeaten on 25 (16) and 10 (11) respectively. With that win, Sharjah have reached the third position on the points table, with 3 wins in 5 games. On the other hand, Abu Dhabi sits at second with equal number of wins in 5 matches. However, due to a better net run-rate, they are above Sharjah at the moment. Abu Dhabi would look to come back stronger in the next game.

Currently, Fujairah is the only team who are unbeaten in the tournament. They have 5 wins in 5 matches and thus are sitting at the top of the points table.

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