The Emirates D20 League has been massively successful this year. With six quality teams fighting for the trophy, it was Fujairah who went all the way and made it their own. The final was held between Abu Dhabi and Fujairah in which the latter emerged victorious.
Let’s look at the match report of the game!
Emirates D20 Final: Abu Dhabi vs Fujairah
Abu Dhabi qualified for the final after beating Ajman in the Semi-final whereas the Fujairah team got there after beating Sharjah in the semi-final. Both the teams had a good league stage but it was the Fujairah team who outclassed everyone with 16 points in 10 games.
Winning the toss, Abu Dhabi elected to bat first. Their opener Ghulam Farid could not give a good start and was out at just 5 runs. The other opener Atta Ur Rahim steadied the innings with his 36 off of 41 balls. It was however the lower-order batters Muhammad Uzair Khan (39 off 16) and Adnan Danish (19 off 13) who took Abu Dhabi’s total to 129/ 6. Fujairah’s bowler Harry Bharwal with a bowling figure of 3-12-4 was their best.
Coming on to chase, the Fujairah team got a contribution from all batters. Hamdan Tahir with 30 off of 31 and Umer Farooq with 26 off of 12 were their best batters. Captain and opener Muhammad Waseem also came up with an 18-ball 24 to make a significant contribution to the team’s total. Wicket-keeper Usman Khan also made 22 off of 20 before he was bowled out of Atta Ur Rahim.
In the end, just four runs were needed in the last over with Kashif Daud (5 of 6) and Umer Farooq (26 off of 12) at the crease. Both batters hit three singles in the first three balls levelling the match. Umer Farooq hit a four on the fourth ball to seal the victory and win the Emirates D20 Trophy in a heroic fashion.
Abu Dhabi: 129/6
Muhammad Uzair Khan: 39(16), Atta Ur Rahim: 36(41)
Muhammad Uzair Khan: 3.4-19-2, Adnan Danish: 4-21-2
Hamdan Tahir: 30(31), Umer Farooq: 26(12)
Harry Bharwal: 3-12-4, Umair Ali: 4-21-1