TECS claim A/B Division T20 title

Sports Monday 04/March/2024 15:37 PM
By: Times News Service
TECS claim A/B Division T20 title

Muscat: TECS beat Bank Muscat by 3 runs in the Final of the A/B Division T20 tournament powered by Khimji Ramdas LLC & Al Ansari Group of Companies at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground recently.

Electing to bat first, TECS posted a total of 147/9 despite having a bolstering start provided by Ravi Sharma scoring 28 and Abdul Malik scoring 57 to reach 84 at the half-way mark. Bank Muscat’s Usman Ali Shah picking 3 wickets and Adnan Ul Haq picking 2 wickets restricted TECS from getting a big total despite Mustaqeem Asif’s effort scoring 25 at the end. In response, Bank Muscat lost early wickets courtesy Shanidh KT and Devansh Loya and could only score 17 off the first 5 overs. Although, Zain Raza’s sublime 56 and Usman Ali Shah’s pinching 35 helped Bank Muscat recover to chase the target. However, it was a night for Jaleel Kannambath, who was the key to TECS’ qualifying into the Final, to display his exemplary skill. Jaleel’s two overs in the death went for mere 8 runs picking 2 wickets and taking TECS over the line by 3 runs.

The post-match prize distribution ceremony was graced by Mr. Anil Khimji, Director – Khimji Ramdas and Mr. Kiran Asher, Founder – Al Ansari along with Mr. Duleep Mendis, Chief Development Officer – Oman Cricket.

Mr. Duleep Mendis presented Jaleel Kannambath of TECS with the Man of the Match Award, Mr. Kiran Asher handed the Runners Up trophy to Abbas Al Balushi and Ajay Hirlekar of Bank Muscat and Mr. Anil Khimji handed the Winners trophy to Rahul Ramachandran and Jayaprakash Devaraju of TECS.

Brief Scores: TECS 147/9 in 20 overs (Abdul Malik 57(46); Usman Ali Shah 3/15) beat Bank Muscat 144/9 in 20 overs (Zain Raza 56(37); Jaleel Kannambath 3/24, Shanidh KT 3/23) by 3 runs.