Muscat: Ashraf Mohammed’s superb 54 and a three-wicket spell by Abdul Latheef propelled Classic CT to an easy 52-run victory against OCT Al Hail in a G Division game at Muscat Municipality Ground IV in Al Amerat.
Batting first, Classic CT collected a total of 169 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their quota of 20 overs. Apart from Ashraf’s 36-ball knock, Mehran Ali’s 41-ball 53 was the other noteworthy contribution. Ahmed Mohammed and Khalid Rahim took three and two wickets respectively.
OCT Al Hail failed in their effort to chase down the target, folding up for just 117 in the 17th over. Khalid Rahim top-scored with a fluent 56 off 40 balls. Abdul Latheef led the bowling honours with three wickets for 21 while Saddam Abdul Rauf and Asif Ali bagged two wickets each.
Brief scores: Classic CT 169 for 8 in 20 overs (Ashraf Mohammed 54, Mehran Ali 53; Ahmed Mohammed 3/29, Khalid Rahim 2/25) bt OCT Al Hail all out in 16.5 overs (Khalid Rahim 56, Taiz Malla 20, Abdul Latheef 3/21, Saddam Abdul Rauf 2/32; Asif Ali 2/25).
Robiul, Majid shine
A match-winning spell, including a hat-trick, by Robiul Hossain and a great all-round performance by Majid R were the highlights of Global United’s seven-wicket win over TR Engineering in a H Division game at OAC Ground III in Seeb.
TR Engineering won the toss but failed to put a big total on the board, getting bowled out for 122 in 18 overs. Rashid Nizamuddin was the highest scorer with an unbeaten 42. Sharif Al Balushi (31) and Zahir Dosani (28) batted well too. Robiul bowled well to remove the last four batsmen for just 13 runs in his two overs while Majid R took three top order wickets.
Majid R (35 off 19 balls) led the 61-run opening partnership with his Ibrar, who scored 33 off 19. Sameer Ahmed batted well too for his unbeaten 25 while Robiul sealed the game with a big six as Global United raced to victory in the 13th over, losing only four wickets.
Brief scores: TR Engineering 122 all out in 18 overs (Rashid Nizamuddin 42, Sharif Al Balushi 28; Robiul Hossain 4/13, Majid R 3/25) lost to Global United 126 for 4 in 12.5 overs (Majid R 35, Ibrar 33, Sameer Ahmed 25).
Mujahid rattles Lulu
Six-wicket Mujahid Surve ran through Lulu Hypermarket, leading Taurus CT to a comfortable six-wicket win in an I Division match at OAC Ground III.
Mujahid’s 3.2-over spell, in which conceded just eight runs, was instrumental in Lulu getting dismissed for just 92 in the 16th over. Only Miras Mohammed (23), Anwar M (22) and Shabeeb Parammal (21) maanaged to enter double figures.
Taurus were quick to achieve the target, scoring 93 for four in the 13th over. Chirag Prakash led the way with an unbeaten 52 off 44.
Brief scores: Lulu Hypermarket 92 all out in 15.2 overs (Miras Mohammed 23, Anwar M 22, Shabeeb Parammal 21; Mujahid Surve 6/8) lost to Taurus CT 93 for 4 in 12.4 overs (Chirag Prakash 52, Amin Bori 22) .
Kevin, Rashid lift ISWK
Kevin Stagy and Rashid Ali Khan bagged four wickets each to steer Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir (ISWK) to a 38-run victory against Indian School Darsait (ISD) in a 50-over Under-19 League game at Ministry of Sports Affairs Ground I in Al Amerat on Friday.
Asked to bat first, ISWK struggled against ISD bowling before being bowled out for 138 in the 38th over. Aditya Suriyanarayan top-scored with 27. Abhimanyu Bhati claimed three wickets for just four runs while Moin Qureshi and Arjun Rajesh took two wickets each. ISWK were helped by a whopping 36 extras, including 34 wides by ISD bowlers.
Going got even tougher for ISD as ISWK bowlers never allowed them to bat freely. With Kevin Stagy and Rashid Ali Khan taking four wickets each, ISD were skittled out for 101 in the 34th over. Joshi Vincent claimed two wickets.
Brief scores: ISWK 138 all out in 37.2 overs (Aditya Suriyanarayan 27; Abhimanyu Bhati 3/4, Moin Qureshi 2/27, Arjun Rajesh 2/37) bt ISD 101 all out in 33.3 overs (Arjun Rajesh 23; Kevin Stagy 2/22, Rashid Ali Khan 2/22).