Oman Cricket: Al Mada, Zawawi, PDO post victories

Sports Wednesday 13/December/2017 16:46 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman Cricket: Al Mada, Zawawi, PDO post victories

Muscat: Brilliant all-round show by Wasim Abdul Karim powered Al Mada Engineering to an exciting 14-run victory against Sarco in Al Ansari Group-sponsored 30-over B Division match at Muscat Municipality Ground II in Al Amerat.
Batting first, Al Mada hit up 226 before being all out in the final over. Wasim led the way with a fluent 68 off 57 balls. Ashok Patel (35 off 18), Nishanth Menon (27 off 32) and Deepak Bhandari (26 off 14) were the other main scorers. Rakesh Patel picked two wickets for Sarco.
Al Mada captain Suraj Rao ran through the Sarco top order as they slumped to 86 for five in the 14th over. Sathisha Achary led the recovery with a superb 78 off 63 balls, forging an 80-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Zahid Hafiz (43 off 30).
However, wickets kept tumbling and Sarco could manage only 212 for nine in 30 overs, falling short by 14 runs. Suraj Rao claimed three wickets while Wasim Abdul Karim and Nishanth Menon bagged two wickets each. Rajesh Shetty and Jayprakash Narayan took one each.
Brief scores: Al Mada Engineering 226 all out in 29.4 overs (Wasim Abdul Karim 68, Ashok Patel 35, Nishanth Menon 27, Deepak Bhandari 27; Rakesh Patel 2/35) bt Sarco 212 for 9 in 30 overs (Sathisha Achary 78, Zahid Hafiz 43, Ajay Menon 24; Suraj Rao 3/34,Wasim Abdul Karim 2/43, Nishanth Menon 2/43).
Natarajan lifts Zawawi
Yet another match-winning performance by Kalairasan Natarajan aided Zawawi Powertech Engineering to a five-wicket win over MCCC New in a B Division game at Muscat Municipality Ground I.
Natarajan first bowled well in having MCCC side dismissed for 179, taking two wickets, and then played a superb unbeaten knock of 65 off just 31 balls to guide Zawawi to victory in the 16th over.
Brief scores: MCCC New 179 all out in 28.4 overs (Mohammed Samir 79, Saifullah 36; Manikandan Govindrajan 2/30, Kalairasan Najarajan 2/33, Prabhakaran Kannan 2/43) lost to Zawawi Powertech Engineering 183 for 5 in 15.1 overs (Kalairasan Natarajan 65 n.o., Ramkumar Chinna 35, Prabhakaran Kannan 25 n.o., Ramsubramani 3/60).
Naveed powers PDO
Scintillating unbeaten 90 by Abdul Naveed helped PDO trounce OCT Al Hail by six wickets in a Raha Poly Products-sponsored C Division game at Muscat Municipality Ground I.
Batting first, OCT Al Hail posted 142 for seven in 20 overs. Younis Rahim Al Balushi (50 off 36), Abdul Ghani (33 off 26) and Waleed Rahim (26 off 28) were the leading scorers. Hassan Siddiqui and Sajid Nisar bagged two wickets each for PDO.
PDO surpassed the total in 17.2 overs thanks to superb batting by Abdul Naveed.
Brief scores: OCT Al Hail 142 for 7 in 20 overs (Younis Rahim Al Balushi 50, Abdul Ghani 33, Waleed Rahim 26; Saqib Nisar 2/23, Hassan Siddiqui 2/6) lost to PDO 146 for 4 in 17.2 overs (Abdul Naveed 90 n.o.).