Cricket: Ghazanfar stars in Enhance Eagles’ victory

Sports Saturday 23/February/2019 16:51 PM
By: Times News Service
Cricket: Ghazanfar stars in Enhance Eagles’ victory

MUSCAT: Veteran batsman Ghazanfar Iqbal slammed a sizzling century to steer MDC Enhance Eagles to a thumping 7-wicket victory against Glory Bower Strikers in an A Division encounter at Oman Cricket turf ground 2 in Amerat on Friday.
Asked to bat first, the Strikers were dismissed 207 despite a brilliant 105 not out by Mohammed Samir batting at No. 6. Amanpreet Singh and Mohammed Mohsin claimed three wickets each.
Eagles rode on Ghazanfar’s hard-hitting 110 off only 44 balls including 19 fours and 3 sixes to surpass the target in the 21st over. Vamshi Vadthya (50 off 41) and Sudeep Chavan 32 not out off 21) were the other notable scorers.
Brief scores: Glory Bower Strikers 207 all out in 46.5 overs (Mohammed Samir 110 not out – 10x4. Amanpreet Singh 3-38, Mohammed Mohsin 3-46, Allan Gawdya 2-18, Adeel Abbas 2-51) lost to MDC Enhance Eagles 208 for 3 in 20.2 overs (Ghazanfar Iqbal 110 – 19x4, 3x6, Vamshi Vadthya 50 – 5x4, 2x6, Sudeep Chavan 32 not out – 5x4) by 7 wickets.
NBO trounce Design Group
Yasir Jamal picked up three wickets while Maanas Kapoor shone with bat and ball to power NBO to a six-wicket win over Design Group Engineering Consultants in an Intermediate Cup Knockout game at Muscat Municipality ground 2.
NBO bundled out Design Group for a paltry 110 thanks to brilliant bowling by Yasir Jamal, Mustansar Hussain and Maanas Kapoor and then chased down the target in the 17th over, scoring 116 for 4. Maanas topscored with an unbeaten 23 while Syed Arfan Ali contributed 22. Mujahid Surve took two wickets.
Brief scores: Design Group 110 all out in 18.2 overs (Dileep Chandran 24 – 3x4, Mathankumar 19 – 2x4. Yasir Jamal 3-14, Mustansar Hussain 2-09, Maanas Kapoor 2-19) lost to NBO 116 for 4 in 16.4 overs (Maanas Kapoor 23 not out – 2x4, 1x6, Syed Arfan Ali 22 – 2x4. Mujahid Surve 2-14) by 6 wickets.
Danish shines for Masters
Danish Mohammad hit up an unbeaten 75 to help Muscat Masters to an easy 6-wicket victory against Majees CT in an Intermediate Cup Knockout match at Muscat Municipality ground 3.
Praveen Lewis took 3 for 19 as Majees was bowled out for 127 in the last over. Deepak Kandal and Micjael Bose got two wickets each.
Masters raced to the target in only 16.1 overs, scoring 131 for 4 thanks to superb batting by Danish who got good support from Narendra Vandaria who chipped in with a useful 30.
Brief scores: Majees CT 127 all out in 19.4 overs (Manumon 20 – 1x4, 1x6. Praveen Lewis 3-19, Deepak Kandpal 2-24, Michael Bose 2-27) lost to Muscat Masters 131 for 4 in 16.1 overs (Danish Mohammad 75 not out – 12x4, Narendra Vandaria 30 – 5x4. Nadeer Malot 2-18) by 6 wickets.
STS sink Douglas OHI
In another Intermediate Cup Knockout game, Muhammed Ali and Ajithkumar Krishna slammed sparkling half-centuries as STS Tebodin scored an emphatic 78-run win over Douglas OHI at Muscat Municipality ground 2.
STS piled up 234 for 5 in 20 overs thanks to vital knocks by Ali (79), Ajithkumar (77) and Vikas Bhadoria (57) and then restricted OHI to 156 for 7. Santosh Vishwakarma (39) and Abhishek Rai (37) were its main scorers. Nihal and Neev Poojari bagged two wickets each.
Brief scores: STS Tebodin 234 for 5 in 20 overs (Muhammed Ali 79 – 10x4, 3x6, Ajithkumar Krishna 77 – 13x4, 2x6, Vikas Bhadoria 57 – 4x4. Viplav Kumar 2-26) thrashed Douglas OHI 156 for 7 in 20 overs (Santosh Vishwakarma 39 – 4x4, 1x6, Abhishek Rai 37 – 4x4, 2x6. Nihal Poojari 2-09, Neev Poojari 2-20) by 78 runs.