Gulf News – Sharjah: UAE’s young opener Chirag Suri, who has also begun a new innings as a coach and set up his own cricket academy at the Repton School, provided ample evidence of his abilities on the pitch with a match-winning century in the final of the first Al Dhaid T20 Bash 2018 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Summary

  • Sharjah: UAE’s young opener Chirag Suri, who has also begun a new innings as a coach and set up his own cricket academy at the Repton School, provided ample evidence of his abilities on the pitch with a match-winning century in the final of the first Al Dhaid T20 Bash 2018 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
  • Suri’s unbeaten knock of 100 helped Bukhatir XI emerge champions with an eight-wicket win over a strong Alubond Tigers team.
  • Speaking to Gulf News after bagging the Man of the Match award, Suri said: “I now coach youngsters stressing on the basics of the game and that helped me in my knock too.
  • Put in to bat first, Alubond Tigers’ opener Waseem Rana scored 27 runs while his opening partner, Mohammad Qasim, also made 27 of only 12 balls to get their team off to a good start.
  • Getting down to the chase, Bukhatir XI lost their first wicket with the score on 27 but Suri and Zawar Fareed then put on a 123-run stand for the second wicket to put their team well on course for victory.


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