DUBAI: Emirates Aviations and Oudh Al Anfar emerged champions in the Inter-University and Sponsors Cup of the Nissan Gulf Cup cricket tournament organized by Young Talents Cricket Academy under the agesis of the Dubai Cricket Council.
Emirates Aviation took top flight as they thrashed Heriot Watt University by eight wickets to emerge Inter-University champions.
The high-scoring University Cup final was a thrilling affair as Heriot Watt posted a challenging total of 192 runs for the loss of eight wickets while the airmen chased with aplomb scoring 193 for the loss of two wickets and an over to spare.
The Emirates Aviation chase was made possible thanks to Umair Pashiman’s unbeaten knock of 72 runs. Keeping company for Pashiman was Zahid Bashir who also played an important knock of 38 not out while Rahul also contributed 45 valuable runs.
Earlier, Hariot Watt, batting first, were well served by Aqib Malik’s entertaining 53 runs off 43 balls with Imaad (28), Nuhman (27) Abdullah (19) providing able support. Rahul was the pick of the Emirates Aviation bowlers with a superb analysis of three wickets for 17 runs.
In the Sponsor Cup final, Zahid’s all-round show backed with an excellent team-work saw Oudh Al Anfar pull off a 12-run win over HSBC.
Batting first, Oudh Al Anfar, chalked up a challenging total of 148 before being all out in 20 overs. Amjad top scored with 57 runs while Zahid hit 21 runs with Shakoor adding another 16 runs. The HSBC bowling duo of Adnan and Ahmed picked three wickets each.
In reply, Zahid’s four-wicket burst restricted the bankers to 136 runs for the loss of seven wickets at the end of the allotted 20-overs.

Sponsor Cup final:
Oudh Al Anfar 148 all out in 20 overs (Shakoor 16, Zahid 21, Amjad 57, Shahzad 14, Adnan 3 for 31, Ahmed 3 for 26, Moiz 1 for 20, Salman Farook 1 for 31).
HSBC 136 for 7 in 20 overs (Shahzad 1 for 27, Zahid 4 for 18, Sajid 1 for 28)

Inter-Unviersity Cup final:
Emirates Aviation bt Heriot Watt University by 8 wkts
Heriot Watt University 192 for 8 in 25 overs (Aqib Malik 55, Imaad 28, Nuhman 27, Abdullah 19, Rahul 3 for 17, Srisai 1 for 25, Rashid 1 for 27, Abdullah 1 for 32). Emirates Aviation 193 for 2 in 24 overs (Umair Pashimam 72 not out, Abdullah 23, Rahul 45, Zahid Bashir 38 not out, Suhail 1 for 28, Faisal 1 for 33).