Cricket – Wombats Dubai Super League
11th October 2017
The 5th Edition of Aqua Properties of DSL is definitely in full swing in the 2017-2018 season at the Emirates Sevens in Dubai. We have already seen some extraordinary performances from teams and players across the league in the first 3 weeks. Records continue to tumble and new ones set the benchmark to loftier heights. The last two weekends have produced a masterclass in batting with Tauseef Qadri of Wombats Blacks scoring 2 consecutive Centuries at a blistering pace. In only his second game of the season, Tauseef opened the innings against Wombats Yellows, negotiating some early swing and seam by the impressive opening bowling duo of Tashfen Yasin and Atif Butt, he accelerated his innings in the middle racing to a century, hitting a towering six to reach the landmark and scoring 109 off just 71 balls.
Tauseef’s second century was posted the following weekend against the formidable Darjeeling CC. Once again, he attacked early and built his innings lacing all parts of the ground with 14 boundaries and 3 sixes. This time he got to the landmark with a comfortable single to short fine leg and amassing 115 runs in just 72 balls, a strike rate of 159.72.
Wombats Blacks have won all their games, with Tauseef’s ominous form at the outset of the season, is a 3rd consecutive century looming? Tauseef will be donating AED 1 for every run scored in the Aqua Properties DSL to the Shahid Afridi Foundation that builds hospitals and schools. One wonders what his contribution will be if he continues this prolific form. There is no doubt, exciting times ahead!