Oman Cricket: PTI, Assarain, Renaissance post victories

Sports Saturday 24/March/2018 17:15 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman Cricket: PTI, Assarain, Renaissance post victories

Muscat: Passage to India (PTI) continued to impress in the shortest version of the game, handing Muscat CT a six-wicket defeat in the Premier Division T20 match at the Ministry of Sports Affairs Ground I in Al Amerat on Friday.
Batting first, Muscat posted 151 for seven in 20 overs thanks to useful knocks by captain Vaibhav Wategaonkar (47 off 31) and Ayaan Khan (33 off 26). For PTI, Syed Amir Ali bowled well to claim three for 31 while Muhammed Zahir Siddiqui bagged two for 30.
PTI surpassed the target without much trouble, scoring 155 for four in 18.3 overs. Sadiq Hassan Kirmani led the way with 24-ball 41 while Arbaz Qureshi (29 off 22) and Zeeshan Ahmed Siddiqui (27 not out off 21) made useful contributions too. For Muscat, Munis Ansari was brilliant with the ball, taking two for 22 in his four-over spell.
Brief scores: Muscat CT 151 for 7 in 20 overs (Vaibhav Wategaonkar 47, Ayaan Khan 33; Syed Amir Ali 3/31, Muhammed Zahir Siddiqui 2/30) lost to PTI 155 for 4 in 18.4 overs (Sadiq Hassan Kirmani 41, Arbaz Qureshi 29, Zeeshan Ahmed Siddiqui 27 n.o.; Munis Ansari 2/22).
Zeeshan lifts Assarain
Leading from the front, captain Zeeshan Maqsood steered Assarain to a massive 98-run victory against Al Turki NMC in a game played at the same venue on Wednesday night.
Batting first, Assarain scored 163 for seven in 20 overs thanks to superb batting by Muhammed Nadeem (51 off 32) and Zeeshan (44 off 21). Jigneshbhai Patel and Adnan-ul Haq claimed two wickets each.
Teetering at 34 for five, Al Turki were soon dismissed for 65 in 15.5 overs. Gulam Shaikh topscored with 18 off 15 balls. Shiju Shylajakumari and Zeeshan bowled outstanding spells taking three for 14 and two for nine respectively.
Brief scores: Assarain 163 for 7 in 20 overs (Muhammed Nadeem 51, Zeeshan Maqsood 44; Jigneshbhai Patel 2/24, Adnan-ul Haq 2/39) bt Al Turki NMC 65 all out in 15.5 overs (Gulam Shaikh 18; Shiju Shylajakumari 3/14, Zeeshan Maqsood 2/9).
Renaissance stop NYDT
In an A Division T20 League game, Rishabh Verma struck a superb unbeaten 59 off 54 to help Renaissance CT to an exciting seven-wicket win over NYDT.
Opting to bat first, NYDT were bundled out for 119 in 19.2 overs. Iftikhar Ahmed and Adil Abbas Ali scored 28 and 23 respectively. For Renaissance, Ishtiaq Muhammed and Amit Eranda took three wickets each.
Rishabh (59 off 54) stayed on to see his side to victory in 19 overs as Renaissance scored 123 for three.
Brief scores: NYDT 119 all out in 19.2 overs (Iftikhar Ahmed 28, Adil Abbas Ali 23; Ishtiaq Muhammed 3/18, Amit Eranda 3/29) lost to Renaissance (Rishabh Verma 59 n.o.).