RSTS FCC thump Safara International, Ahli Bank beat OCT Al Amerat B

Sports Tuesday 27/December/2022 15:59 PM
By: Times News Service
RSTS FCC thump Safara International, Ahli Bank beat OCT Al Amerat B

Muscat: RSTS FCC thump Safara International by 88 runs in the D Division and Ahli Bank beat OCT Al Amerat B in the G Division of the Oman Cricket League Season 2022-23.

In the match between RSTS FCC clashing Safara International , RSTS FCC won the toss and elected to bat first. RSTS FCC got off to a shaky start with their 1st wicket falling in just the 2nd over of the match. Josephin Joseph and Shahid Afridi took the responsibility and steadily built a partnership of 78 runs. Death over finesse from Rueben Kumar scoring 47 of 24 balls with 4 boundaries and a maximum and Shahid Afridi’s chanceless 73 of 53 balls took RSTS FCC to 190 runs in 20 overs.

In response, Safara International could not capitalise with only 3 of their batsmen reaching double digits falling to brilliant bowling spells from the young Omidu Medagoda picking 4 wickets, Anzil Nazumudeen picking 3 wickets and Rueben Kumar picking 2 wickets. Brief Scores: RSTS FCC 190/3 in 20 overs (Shahid Afridi 73(53) 9x4 , Rueben Kumar 47(24) 4x4,1x6 ; Wasim Raje 34/1) beat Safara International 102/10 in 15 overs ( Amol Dhotre 30(24) 2x4,1x6; Omidu Medagoda 16/4 , Anzil Nazumudeen 5/3, Rueben Kumar 14/2) by 88 runs.

In the match between Ahli Bank and OCT Al Amerat B, Ahli Bank won the toss and elected to bat first. Ahli Bank’s openers made the most of the call and thrashed OCT Al Amerat’s bowling with the opening pair of Ittecheria K and Tawsif Tambe stitching a 144 run partnership and Mohammed Zain’s flourishing touches scoring quickfire in the death overs to take them to a record highest score this year with 221 runs on the board. Abdullah Al Balushi picked 2 wickets in the innings for OCT Al Amerat B.

In response, OCT Al Amerat B could just notch 137 runs losing 7 wickets , falling short by 84 runs, although, Abdullah Al Balushi kept fighting for his team scoring 55 of 53 balls with 8 boundaries. Ahli Bank registered their 4th win of the league in 6 games. Brief Scores: Ahli Bank 221/4 in 20 overs (Ittecheria K 91(50) 14x4, 1x6 , Tawsif Tambe 67(45) 10x4 ; Abdullah Al Balushi 43/2) beat OCT Al Amerat B 137/7 in 20 overs (Abdullah Al Balushi 55(53) 8x4 ; Narayan Jayaraman 35/2) by 84 runs.