Table-toppers, Fujairah registered their fifth win in the Emirates D20 2022 after beating Sharjah by 7 wickets. Fujairah restricted Sharjah to just 138 runs in the first innings. Abdul Shakoor gave the team an ideal start, scoring 41 runs in 33 balls. He received great support from Khalid Shah, who amassed 30 off 37 balls.
The duo stitched a 78-run partnership for the opening wicket. However, once Shakoor got out, wickets kept falling at short intervals. Skipper, Fayyaz Ahmad made 12 runs in 13 balls, while Amjad Gul amassed 22 off 12 deliveries. Once these four batters got out, the other players got out in single-digit scores. As a result, Sharjah didn’t get the finish that they would have liked.
Fujairah were outstanding with the ball. Rohan Mustafa was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed 3 wickets for 34 runs, while the likes of Umair Ali and Kashif Daud picked 2 wickets each. In response to the score, Fujairah chased down the score in just 17 overs with 3 wickets in hand. Skipper, Muhammad Waseem and Hamdan Tahir added 56 runs for the opening wicket.
Waseem scored 26 runs in just 16 balls before getting out off Aayan Khan. But, Hamdan Tahir went on to play a match-winning knock of 58 runs in 48 deliveries. Usman Khan also made a handy contribution of 25 runs in 22 balls. In the end, Rohan Mustafa (17 off 15) and Asif Khan (4 off 1) guided the team home with unbeaten knocks.