Hard-hitting opener Shakeel Haider hit the fastest century this season in the Somerley Sunday League to spur defending champions JKN Little Sai Wan to an emphatic nine-wicket victory over KCC Templars yesterday. Haider slammed 154 off just 88 balls, with his hundred coming off only 51 deliveries. The right-hand batsman figured in a 221-run opening stand with Azhar Illahi as Sai Wan, chasing a target of 304, romped home with 15 overs to spare. Savagely attacking the bowling from the outset, Haider thumped a mind-boggling 24 boundaries and four sixes as he ripped into all the bowlers. The figures tell the story - Shiraz Khan going for 49 runs in five overs, Aftab Ahmed for 41 in four, Rahul Sharma 70 in 11, Vijay Karnani 37 in four. Sher Lama was the only successful bowler - claiming Haider clean bowled - to finish with one for 51 off seven overs. Haider received superb support from Illahi, who hit a run-a-ball 73, and then Ayaz Shah hammered a quick-fire 50 in 32 balls to finish the demolition job for Sai Wan. With the outfield mown at DBS, runs flowed thick and fast with Templars piling up 303 for eight. Sharma (63), T. R. Kalyanraman (79) and Anoop Nainani (46) were chiefly responsible for what could have been a winning total. But Haider and company proved them wrong. 'This victory will boost us for next Sunday's important clash against Pakistan Association. The boys are keen and if we beat Pakistan Association, our hopes of retaining the title will be kept alive,' said Sai Wan secretary Tabarak Dar, who grabbed four wickets in three overs. Sai Wan know they have to defeat unbeaten Pakistan Association if they are to come within shouting distance. Having dropped two matches already, they cannot afford any more slip-ups. 'We have only played seven matches so far due to the scheduling and grounds being unavailable. This might help us as we will come back after the holiday break fresher and stronger,' said Dar. Hopes are high that fast bowler Mohammed Zubair, who has been struggling with injury, will have recovered and find his form of last season when the Sunday League resumes next month. In other games, Scorpions defeated Optimists by eight wickets in the Hong Kong Cricket Club derby. David Mallinson hit an unbeaten 72 and received support from Tim Smart (56) and Adam Smith (76) as Scorpions overhauled the target of 214 in the 48th over.