Enhance Eagles, PDO, HFP score victories
January 17, 2018 | 4:29 PM
by Times News Service
MDC Enhance Eagles stars: From left, Rehman Ali, Omkar Pramod, Mohammed Faisal, Pranav Mehta and Pradeep Kumar. Photo - Supplied

Muscat: Pranav Mehta’s solid 69 not out off 63 balls steered MDC Enhance Eagles to yet another victory, this time against Muscat Projects and Environment in a Khimji Ramdas-sponsored A Division clash at Ministry of Sports Affairs Ground I in Al Amerat.

Asked to bat first, Muscat Projects posted a decent total on the board, scoring 227 all out in the 49th over. Jason Delboy (42 off 68), Arun Dev (41 off 34) and Waseem (27 off 37) were the main scorers. Mohammed Faisal and Anirmon Abdul Rehman claimed three wickets each while Omkar Pramod took two.

Eagles overhauled the target without much trouble, scoring 228 for four in 36 overs. Apart from Pranav’s useful knock, Pradeep Kumar (42 off 37) and Omkar Pramod (34 off 42) made notable contributions. Vinod Venu bagged two wickets.

Brief scores: Muscat Projects and Environment 227 all out in 48.5 overs (Jason Delboy 42, Arun Dev 42, Waseem 27; Mohammed Faisal 3/35, Anirmon Abdul Rehman 3/50) lost to MDC Enhance Eagles 228 for 4 in 36 overs (Pranav Mehta 69, Pradeep Kumar 42, Omkar Pramod 34).

PDO edge New Prism in thriller

Vital contributions by captain Zakir Khan, Abdul Naveed and Hassan Siddique led PDO to a nail-biting one-run victory against New Prism International in a Raha Poly Products-sponsored C Division clash at Muscat Municipality Ground III.

Deciding to bat after winning the toss, PDO did well to amass 182 for five in 20 overs. Abdul Naveed topscored with 45 off 31 while Hassan Siddique (39 off 21) and Azhar Habib (33 off 14) batted well too. Puneet Mehta claimed three wickets while Rakesh Sudhakar bagged two.

Facing a big total, New Prism slumped from 91 for two to 132 for seven before fighting its way back in to the final over. Requiring 17 to win off the last six balls, it could manage only 15 to go down by just two runs. Opener Salim batted brilliantly to score 56 off 28. The next highest scorer was extras amounting to 25 runs including a whopping 17 wide balls by PDO bowlers. Captain Zakir Khan captured three wickets while Rajesh Khetani and Hassan Siddique claimed two each.

Brief scores: PDO 182 for 5 in 20 overs (Abdul Naveed 45, Hassan Siddique 39, Azhar Habib 33; Puneet Mehta 3/26, Rakesh Sudhakar 2/37) bt New Prism International 181 all out in 20 overs (Salim 56; Zakir Khan 3/23, Rajesh Khetani 2/28, Hassan Siddique 2/44).

HFP beat OCT Al Hail

Hussain Fadhil and Partners (HFP) eased past OCT Al Hail, scoring a seven-wicket win in a G Division game at Muscat Municipality Ground III.

Chasing OCT Al Hail’s 140 for seven, HFP reached the target in the 18th over, scoring 143 for three to register a sweet victory.

Brief scores: OCT Al Hail 140 for 7 in 20 overs (Khalid Rahim 37, Adil Al Balushi 22; Sreeraj 2/24, Manoj Pillai 2/33) lost to HFP 143 for 3 in 17.3 overs (Sreeraj 50, Nikhil Thekkan 41; Doshambeh Al Balushi 2/27).

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