Adnan Mirza displayed an all-round show to help hosts Qatar secured a thrilling one-run victory over Kuwait in T20I Gulf Cricket Championship at West End International Cricket Stadium yesterday. After being put into bat first, Qatar scored 156-3 with wicketkeeper Imal Liyanage being the top scorer, hitting 49 from 36 balls.
Mirza smashed 30 from 23 balls and put up 52 runs opening-wicket partnership with Saqlain Arshad, who scored 32 runs off 25 deliveries. Mohamed Tanveer (39) also played a handy 35-ball knock. Mirza returned to the field grabbing three wickets as Qatar restricted Kuwait for a tight win with captain Mohamed Murad defending 12 runs in the final over.
In their next match, Qatar meet the UAE on Sept 20.
Qatar won the first match against Bahrain and lost the second against Oman.
Qatar players celebrate a dismissal during their Gulf T20I match against Kuwait in Doha yesterday. Qatar won the match by 1 run.