Muscat: Indian School Muscat A (ISM A) remained unbeaten in the T20 Junior League Under-13 tournament with a 69-run win against Sri Lankan School Muscat (SLSM).
Opting to bat first, ISM A scored 158 for the loss of two wickets in 20 overs. Major contributions came from opening batsman Vivek Shreeram (38), Prathamesh Santosh (34 not out), Madhav Chandra Bose (26 not out) and opener Govindrajan (24).
In reply, SLSM lost wickets at regular intervals and were restricted to 89 for nine wickets in 20 overs. Stefan W. top scored with 17.
The bowlers to cause the debacle were Madhav Chandra Bose and Ashwin Unnikrishnan who bagged three wickets each. Prathamesh Santosh took two wickets.
Brief scores: ISM A 158 for 2 in 20 overs (Vivek Shreeram 38, Prathamseh Santosh 34 n.o.; Madhav Chandra Bose 25 n.o., Govindrajan 24) bt SLSM 89 for 9 in 20 overs (Madhav Chandra Bose 3/9, Ashwin Unnikrishnan 3/11, Prathamesh Santosh 2/5). Points: ISM A - 5 points (6 games, 29 pts), SLSM - Nil (4 games, Nil).
Ivan inspires ISWK
Opening the batting skipper Ivan Joseph Manjila scored a blistering 102 runs off just 65 balls to help Indian School Wadi Kabir (ISWK) crush Bosher Olympic Centre (BOC) by a huge margin of 123 runs in an Al Turki Enterprises-sponsored Junior League 25 overs-a-side Under-16 match.
Electing to bat first, ISWK amassed 210 for the loss of three wickets against a 10-man BOC team. Ivan was involved in a 142-run partnership for the second wicket in 17 overs with Rohan Koshy, who remained unbeaten on 48. Hardik Toprani hit 26.
In reply, BOC were bundled out for 87 runs in 19.4 overs. Siddharth Adhicary and Harish Mohammed scored 19 each. Karan Koshy and Abhishek C. claimed three wickets each while Mohit Badiyani picked up two wickets.
Brief scores: ISWK 210 for 3 in 25 overs (Ivan Manjila 102, Rohan Koshy 48 n.o., Hardik Toprani 26) bt BOC 87 all out in 19.4 overs (Karan Koshy 3/7, Abhishek C. 3/11, Mohit Badiyani 2/17). Points: ISWK – 5 points (8 games, 33 pts), BOC – Nil (5 games, 5 pts).
Mahbub, Akramul dazzle
Skipper Mahbub Hassan made an unbeaten 93 and Akramul Haque 52 as they put together 191 runs for the third wicket to help Bangladesh School Muscat (BDSM) record a massive 103-win against Indian School Al Seeb (ISAS) in an Al Turki Enterprises-sponsored 25 overs-a-side Junior League Under-16 match.
Batting first, BDSM lost both openers with 15 runs on the board but recovered to notch up 206 for the loss of three wickets in 25 overs thanks to the brilliant partnership between Mahbub and Akramul.
In reply, ISAS were bowled out for 103 in 18.3 overs. Skipper Balraj Singh scored a run a ball 22.
Sharior Nur Fahim was the pick of the bowlers returning with figures of three for 24 in four overs whilst Mohammed Showharwade Neshad and Mohammed Solaiman bagged two wickets each.
Brief scores: BDSM 206 for 3 in 25 overs (Mahbub Hassan 93 n.o., Akramul Haque 52) bt ISAS 103 all out in 18.3 overs (Balraj Singh 22; Sharior Nur Fahim 3/24, Mohammed Showharwade Neshad 2/10, Mohammed Solaiman 2/11). Points: BDSM – 5 (7 games, 23 pts), ISAS – Nil (7 games, 14 pts).
MCCC defeat Al Hail SOC
In another Junior League Under 16-match, Muscat Cricket Coaching Centre (MCCC) recorded a massive 197-run win against Al Hail School of Cricket (Al Hail SOC).
Opting to bat first, MCCC accumulated a colossal 268 before being bowled out off 24.5 overs. Major contributions came from Aveeral Golash (44 off 15 balls), Abhijith N. 38, opening batsman Tusheet Goli (29), Sohail Sameer (27) and Raj Damani (24). Extras accounted for 63, including 43 wides and four no balls.
Omran Jalal Khan took three while Al Zubair Al Balushi and Ahmed Mohammed took two each. Al Hail SOC in reply were bundled out for a measly 72 in 18.1 overs.
Sohail Sameer returned with four for 10 in 3.1 overs while Ragul Virupak and skipper Karthik Rajan picked up two wickets each.
Brief scores: MCCC 268 a