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Abu Dhabi Indian School down Emirates Future International Academy in a thriller.

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Indian School (Adis) clinched a thriller against Emirates Future International Academy to enter the semi-finals of the UAE Exchange Centre Abu Dhabi interschool Under-16 tournament.

Emirates Future International required 12 runs to win from the last over and Umair Asghar (14 not out) smashed the first delivery of the left arm medium pacer Jonathan Figy over the long on fence for six yet he failed to capitalise on that start.

Asghar didn't go for the second run on a misfield at long off and then ended up scoring only three runs with his partner Yasir Ali (6 not out) from the remaining four deliveries, falling two runs short of the target at the Abu Dhabi Cricket Council's Nursery Oval-2.

Earlier, Figy hit a superb 88 from 59 balls to set the platform for ADIS to post a challenging 171 for six. The left handed opener smashed seven fours and a six, and was also the pick of the Adis bowlers, returning with two for 26 from four overs.

Owais Ahmad provided the perfect start. He hit 66 from 46 balls, highlighted by eight hits to the fence and one clearing the grounds, and featured in two valuable partnerships.

He put on 64 for the first wicket with Fazal Shahid (16) and 56 for the second wicket with Izaan Khan, who stroked 47 from 33 balls with seven hits to the boundary.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Feb 11, 2015
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