Ideal, Ghantoot, Design Group register exciting wins
September 18, 2019 | 7:11 PM
by Times News Service
Fighting hard for a win, Ghantoot secured it in the final over, scoring 159 for 6 thanks to a superb knock by Sainalabdeen. - Supplied photo

Muscat: Magnificent all-round performance by Suhail Hussain powered Ideal International to a comfortable 7-wicket win over Oasis Water in a D Division match at Muscat Municipality ground 1 in Amerat.

Oasis Water posted a robust 167 for 6 in 20 overs, Nazar Karikalath (52), Aneermon Abdulrahman (28) and Ansal Ali (27) being its main scorers. Suhail Hussain was the most successful among bowlers, taking 3 for 26.

Ideal raced to the target in only the 15th over, scoring 168 for 3 thanks to Suhail’s outstanding knock of 104 off only 45 balls. Tushar Verma chipped in with a useful 28.

Brief scores: Oasis Water 167 for 6 in 20 overs (Nazar Karikalakath 52 – 5x4, Aneermon Abdulrahman 28 – 2x4, Ansal Ali 27 – 3x4. Suhail Hussain 3-26) lost to Ideal International 168 for 3 in 14.1 overs (Suhail Hussain 104 – 15x4, 5x6, Tushar Verma 28 – 2x4) by 7 wickets.

Sainalabdeen, Haneefa help Ghantoot to thrilling win

Mafas Sainalabdeen (65 off 53) and Theparambil Haneefa (45 runs and 2 for 22) guided Ghantoot Group to a thrilling 4-wicket victory against Landmark Group in an H Division clash at OAC 3 ground in Seeb.

However, it was the presence of 11-year-old Ayush Karthyic in their ranks that kept attracting viewers’ attention. Though Karthik, among the youngest players to have featured in an Oman Cricket League game, picked up only one wicket in his three-over spell, he showed plenty of promise in his maiden league appearance. He is also a part of Indian School Ghubrah team participating in Under-13 competition of the Junior League.

Farzan ((41) and Krishna (33) led the way as Landmark Group set Ghantoot a fighting 158 for 8 to win in 20 overs. Haneefa and Saravanan Manickam grabbed two wickets each.

Fighting hard for a win, Ghantoot secured it in the final over, scoring 159 for 6 thanks to a superb knock by Sainalabdeen. He received vital support from Haneefa who struck an unbeaten 45 off 38. Deepal and Naresh claimed two wickets each.

Brief Scores – Landmark Group 158 for 8 in 20 overs (Farzan 41 – 7x4, Krishna 33 – 4x4, Saravanan Manickam 2-22, Theparambil Haneefa 2-22) lost to Ghantoot Group 159 for 6 in 19.4 overs (Mafas Sainulabdeen 65 – 7x4, Theprambil Haneefa 45 – 2x4, Deepal 2-19, Naresh 2-21) by 4 wickets.

Design Group beats Al Rehwan

Design Group Engineering Consultants overcame Salih Valappil’s outstanding effort to beat Al Rehwan by 14 runs in an E Division clash at Muscat Municipality ground 4.

Design Group was restricted to 154 for 9 in 20 overs due largely to Valappil’s 4-wicket haul. He was well supported by Mohammed Shanid and Tanveer Haussain who both bagged two wickets each.

Valappil then fought valiantly to chase down the target, scoring 52 off 43 but found little support from others as Al Rehwan was dismissed for 140 in 20 overs.

Brief Scores – Design Group Engineering Consultants 154 for 9 in 20 over (Karthik Rajappa 39 – 5x4, 1x6, Tanveer Hussain 20 – 2x4, 1x6, Salih Valappil 4-37, Mohammed Shanid 2-23, Aboo P.C. Aboo 2-18) lost to Al Rehwan 140 all out in 20 overs (Salih Valappil 52 – 6x4, 1x6, Sanooj 25 – 1x4, 1x6, Mithun Sathyan 2-14, Althaf 2-27) by 14 runs.

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