Muscat: Enhance Oman and Assarain played out a thrilling tie in the Muscat Pharmacy & Stores sponsored Oman Cricket League Premier Division match at the Ministry of Sports Affairs ground.
Batting first, Enhance Oman put on 204 for 8 in 50 overs. Noorul Riaz top scored with 65. Vinukumar, Shahan Akram and Arif Hussain claimed two wickets each for Assarain.
In response, Assarain scored 204 for 9 in 50 overs, thanks to a stubborn knock off 28 not out (24 balls: 2 fours, 2 sixes) by Kaleemullah. At one stage Assarain were 172 for 9 and it was Kaleemullah who helped them force a tie. Earlier, Ram Kumar top scored with 42. Nester Dhamba claimed 4 wickets for Enhance to enable the hard fought tie.
Brief scores: Enhance Oman 204 for 8 in 50 overs (Noorul Riaz 65, Arif Hussain – 2 for 23) tie with Assarain 204 for 9 in 50 overs (Ram Kumar 42, Nester Dhamba 4 for 32). Points: Assarain 2; Enhance Oman 2
In a Al Ansari Group of Companies sponsored B Division match at the Municipality 1 ground, OCT Amerat lost to PDO by 150 runs.
Batting first, PDO put on 223 for 9 in 30 overs with Sajid Nisar (56) and Khalid (51) top scoring. Haitham Al Sabri claimed three wickets each for OCT Amerat.
In response, OCT Amerat were all out for 73 in 19.5 overs. Asadullah Asghar claimed five wickets for PDO to enable the bonus point win.
Brief scores: PDO 223 for 9 in 30 overs (Sajid Nisar 56, Haitham Al Sabri 3 for 36) beat OCT Amerat 73 all out in 19.5 overs. (Asaddullah Asghar 5 for 17). Points: OCT Amerat 0; PDO 3 (BP)
Attic Outdoors lose
In a C Division match played at the same venue, Al Mardhuf beat Attic Outdoors by 5 wickets.
Batting first, Attic Outdoors scored 154 for 9 in 20 overs. Ishtaq Ahmed top scored with 51. Navin Kerai claimed 3 wickets for Al Mardhuf. In response, Al Mardhuf scored 156 for 5 in 14.2 overs to claim the bonus point win. Vishal Bupendra top scored with 44.
Brief scores: Attic Outdoors 154 for 9 in 20 overs (Ishtaq Ahmed 51, Navin Kerai 3 for 33) lost to Al Mardhuf 156 for 5 in 14.2 overs (Vishal Bupendra 44). Points: Al Mardhuf 3 (BP) ; Attic Outdoors 0
Win for Carillion
Carillion Alawi beat New Prism by five wickets in a D Division match played at the Municipality 3 ground.
Batting first, New Prism scored 164 for 9 in 20 overs. Yogendra Rajput top scored with 88. Murtaza Murgha claimed 4 wickets for Carillion. In response, Carillion Alawi scored 165 for 5 in 20 overs. Gurmit Ram and Wasim Jamadar scored 45 and 63 each to enable the win. Jitender Desai claimed 3 wickets for New Prism in vain.
Brief scores: New Prism 164 for 9 in 20 overs (Yogendra Rajput 88, Murtaza Murgha 4 for 37) lost to Carillion Alawi 165 for 5 in 20 overs (Wasim Jamadar 63, Jitender Desai 3 for 14). Points: New Prism 0; Carillion Alawi 2
Enhance Falcons lost to Waves Engineering by four wickets in an E Division match played at the Municipality 4 ground.
Batting first, Enhance Falcons scored 157 for 6 in 20 overs. Vishwanath R. top scored with 94. In response, Waves Engineering put on 160 for 6 in 17.1 overs with Sakir Salim top scoring with 58. Hari Krishnan claimed four wickets for Falcons in vain.
Brief scores: Enhance Falcons 157 for 6 in 20 overs (Vishwananth R. 94). lost to Waves Engineering 160 for 6 in 17.1 overs (Sakir Salim 58, Hari Krishnan 4 for 25). Points: Waves Engineering 3 (BP); Enhance Falcons 0
NBO beat QBG
In a G Division match, QBG went down to NBO by 25 runs at the Municipality 3 ground.
Batting first, NBO scored 179 for 8 in 20 overs. Muntasar Hussain top scored top scored with 68. Sham Rao claimed two wickets for QBG. In response, QBG scored 154 for 8 in 19 overs. Aditya top scored with 45. Zaheer Abbas was the pick of the NBO bowlers claiming 2 wickets.
Brief scores: NBO 179 for 8 in 20 overs (Muntasar Hussain 68, Sham Rao 2 for 22) beat QBG 154 for 8 in 19 overs (Aditya 45, Zaheer Abbas 2 for 18). Points: NBO 2; QBG 0
Khalsa United beat RAHRC by seven wickets in a H Division match played at the Municipality 4 ground.
Batting first, RAHRC scored 168 for 6 in 20 overs. Faris Al Zadjali and Nanda Kumar top scored with 55 and 53 each. In response, Khalsa United scored 170 for 3 in 18.4 overs. Sushil Kadam top scored with 81 to enable the win.
Brief scores: RAHRC 168 for 6 in 20 overs (Faris Al Zadjali 55, Nanda Kumar 53) lost to Khalsa United 170 for 3 in 18.4 overs (Sushil Kadam 81). Points: Khalsa United 2; RAHRC 0
Douglas OHI win
In another H Division match, Mustafa Sultan Enterprises went down to Douglas OHI by 77 runs at OAC 3 ground.
Batting first, Douglas OHI scored 193 for 8 in 20 overs with Santosh Vishwa top scoring with 65. In response, MSE scored 116 for 9 in 20 overs. Abishek Rai, Ehasan Ullah and Viplav Kumar claimed two wickets each for Douglas to enable the bonus point win.
Brief scores: Douglas OHI: 193 for 8 in 20 overs (Santhosh Vishwa 65) beat MSE 116 for 9 in 20 overs. Points: Douglas OHI 3 (BP) ; MSE 0
Mani's Azad win
In a I Division match played at OAC III ground, OCT Al Nahdha lost to Mani’s Azad by five wickets.
Batting first, OCT Al Nahdha were all out 104 in 18.5 overs. Malcolm Robert claimed four wickets for Mani’s. In response, Mani’s Azad scored 105 for 5 in just 12.3 overs to claim the bonus point win.
Brief scores: OCT Al Nahdha 104 all out in 18.5 overs (Malcolm Robert 4 for 19) lost to Mani's Azad 105 for 5 in 12.3 overs. Points: OCT Al Nahdha 0; Mani’s Azads 3 (BP)
Easy for Unique Elegant
In a J Division match, Unique Elegant beat Muscat Masters by 9 wickets at the SQU ground.
Batting first, Muscat Masters scored 114 for 7 in 20 overs. Sridhar Moosa top scored with 55. Gaurav Sanghi claimed 2 wickets for Unique. In response, Unique scored 115 for 1 in just 10 overs with Kiran Joshi (79 not out) top scoring to claim the bonus point win.
Brief scores: Muscat Masters 114 for 7 in 20 overs (Sridhar Moosa 55, Gaurav Sanghi 2 for 22) lost to Unique Elegant 115 for 1 in 10 overs (Kiran 79 not out). Points: Unique Elegant 3 (BP) ; Muscat Masters 0
Loss for Design
In another match at the SQU ground, Design Group lost to CCC by 53 runs
Batting first in the J Division match, Classic Cricket Club put on 166 for 8 in 20 overs with Abdul Suhan top scoring with 51. Sanjay Ramesh claimed 4 wickets for Design Group. In response, Design Group were all out for 113 in 18.4 overs. Muntazar Balehnour claimed five wickets for CCC to enable the bonus point win.
Brief scores: CCC 166 for 8 in 20 overs (Abdul Suhan 51, Sanjay Ramesh 4 for 29) lost to Design Group 113 all out in 18.4 overs. (Muntazar Balehnour 5 for 21). Points: Design Group 0 ; Classic Cricket Club 3 (BP).