Cricket: E&Y register emphatic win against Basta CT

Sports Wednesday 14/November/2018 16:42 PM
By: Times News Service
Cricket: E&Y register emphatic win against Basta CT

MUSCAT: Mohammed Nayaz scored a responsible 54 off 61 balls to see Ernst and Young (E&Y) to an emphatic victory against Basta CT in a B Division match at Oman Cricket astro-turf ground No. 1 in Al Amerat.
Ernst and Young set a big total of 185 for 8 in 30 overs thanks to vital knocks by Nayaz, Muhammed Attique (44) and Omar Sarfraz 35). Nazish Mohammed was the pick of Basta bowlers, taking 3 for 41, while Murad Khan and Shihab Said bagged two wickets each.
Basta failed to put up a decent fight, folding up for a paltry 132 in 23 overs. Prasad Peruli (40) and Murad Khan (20) were the only notable scorers. Pankaj Gupta bowled brilliantly, taking 3 wickets for only 8 runs. Mohammed Nayaz and Alkesh Joshi picked up two wickets each.
Brief scores: Ernst and Young 185 for 8 in 30 overs (Mohammed Nayaz 54 – 5x4, Muhammed Attique 44 – 9x4, Omar Sarfraz 35 – 3x4. Nazish Mohammed 3-41, Murad Khan 2-28, Shihab Said 2-39) thrashed Basta CT 132 all out in 23 overs (Prasad Peruli 40 – 3x4, Murad Khan 20 – 3x4, 1x6. Pankaj Gupta 3-08, Mohammed Nayaz 2-03, Alkesh Joshi 2-26) by 53 runs.
OCT Al Hail win
In a C Division thriller, OCT Al Hail got the better of Attic Outdoors, winning the game by a close margin of only one run on the penultimate ball of the final over.
Chasing OCT Al Hail’s 188 for 6 in 20 overs, Attic Outdoors scored 187 for 7 in its quota of 20 overs. Qasim Al Ahmed and Hafiz Irfan being the main scorers with 45 and 41 respectively.
Brief scores: OCT Al Hail 188 for 6 in 20 overs (Ismail Ghulam 43 – 4x4, 3x6, Waleed Rahim 42 – 6x4, 1x6, Adnan Ghani 42 not out – 3x4. Puneet Mehta 3-25, Rooswin Anto 2-40) beat Attic Outdoors 187 for 7 (Qasim Al Ahmed 45 – 5x4, 2x6, Hafiz Irfan 41 – 6x4, 1x6. Nadhir Ghulam 2-19, Hisam Shafi 2-30) by 1 run.
Zubair beats NBO in last-over finish
Mohsin Abbas Zaidi and Fazal Khan powered Zubair CT to a nail-biting 1 run win over National Bank of Oman (NBO) in a D Division clash at OC astro-turf ground 2.
Batting first, NBO scored 151 for 6 in 20 overs thanks to a stylish 38 by Maanas Kapoor and unbeaten 30 by Baiju Lawrance. Fazal Khan claimed 2 wickets.
Zubair did well to recover from a disastrous 89 for 5 to surpass the target in 19.5 overs, scoring 152 for 9. Mohsin scored a scintillating 51 while Fazal Khan contributed vital 22. Zaheer Abbas bowled well to claim 3 for 31 while Shahid Mughal took 2 for 13.
Brief scores: NBO 151 for 6 in 20 overs (Maanas Kapoor 38 – 6x4, 1x6, Baiju Lawrance 30 not out – 3x4. Fazal Khan 2-34) lost to Zubair CT 152 for 9 in 19.5 overs (Mohsin Abbas Zaidi 51 – 8x4, Fazal Khan 22 – 2x4. Zaheer Abbas 3-31, Shahid Mughal 2-13) by 1 wicket.