Jatinder powers Muscat to victory, Al Turki, ARTT win

Sports Monday 21/December/2020 17:09 PM
By: Times News Service
Jatinder powers Muscat to victory, Al Turki, ARTT win

MUSCAT: A scintillating 153 by Oman opener Jatinder Singh powered Muscat CT to a massive 275-run victory against hapless Renaissance in a Premier Division 50-over League match on Oman Cricket turf 1 in Amerat on Friday.  

Undefeated so far this season, Muscat posted an impressive 352 for 7 on the board, thanks to Jatinder’s brilliant knock that included 6 big sixes. Shoaib Khan (48) and Kashyap Kumar Prajapati (45) were the other notable scorers. Sufyan Mahmood and Rafi Ullah bagged two wickets each.

Renaissance failed to make it an even contest, folding up for a paltry 77 in the 28th over, Ganesh Chandrashekhar doing most of the damage with a five-wicket haul. Syed Aamir Kaleem and Rajesh Ranpura bowled well too, taking two wickets each.

Brief Scores (Premier Division): Muscat CT 352 for 7 in 50 overs (Jatinder Singh 153 – 15x4, 6x6, Shoaib Khan 48 – 5x4, 1x6, Kashyap Kumar Prajapati 45 – 6x4, Sufyan Mahmood 2-50, Rafi Ullah 2-54) beat Renaissance 77 all out in 27.4 overs (Abdul Rauf 25 – 3x4, Ganesh Chandrashekhar 5-21, Syed Aamir Kaleem 2-04, Rajesh Ranpura 2-10) by 275 runs.

Kail stars in Al Turki win

In another Premier Division game on Saturday, Kail Khalid’s splendid hundred helped Al Turki NMC to an exciting 38-run win over IT Works at OC Turf 1.

Kail’s 100 off 127 balls was the highlight of Al Turki’s 255 for 9 that also included a solid 62 by Karan Sonavala and 41 by Sindo Michael. Shakeel Ahmad was the pick of IT Works bowlers, taking 4 for 41 whereas Imran Muhammed and Khawar Ali claimed two wickets each.

IT Works made a cautious start reaching 50 without loss in 12 overs but lost track from thereon, slumping to 106 for 6 in 28 overs before being dismissed for 217 in 47.2 overs. Jahanzeb Asghar Ali topscored with a fluent 47 while Waseem Ahtar contributed 36. Jitenkumar took 2 for 38.

Brief Scores (Premier Division): Al Turki NMC 255 for 9 in 50 overs (Kail Khalid 100 – 9x4, 1x6, Karan Sonavala 62 – 7x4, 1x6, Sindo Michael 41 – 2x4, 1x6, Shakeel Ahmad 4-41, Imran Muhammed 2-21, Khawar Ali 2-53) beat IT Works 217 all out in 47.2 overs (Jahanzeb Asghar Ali 47 – 1x4, 3x6, Waseem Akhtar 34 – 6x4, JitenkumarRamanandi 2-38) by 38 runs.

Aqil Khan’s five-wicket haul steered Arabian Region Travel and Tourism (ARTT) to a 4-wicket victory against Awtad International in an A Division 50-over match at OC Turf 2 on Friday. 

Awtad’s decision to bat first did not pay dividends as it was bundled out for 120 in the 34thover due largely to Aqil’s unplayable spell in which he claimed 5 for 31. Sanjaya Ravindra and Mohammed Mohsin Qureshi bagged two wickets each.

ARTT found itself in deep trouble too, teetering at 64 for 5 in 18 overs before old fox Zeeshan Siddiqui came to its rescue with a match-saving unbeaten 42. ARTT sealed the win in the 32nd over, scoring 121 for 6. Aqib Javed and Parameswaran Shankar took two wickets each.

Brief Scores (A Division): Awtad International 120 all out in 33.5 overs (Pradeep Kumar Chennupalli 30 – 4x4, Joel Biju Kumar 27 – 2x4, 1x6, Aqil Khan 5-31, Sanjaya Raj Ravindra 2-08, Muhammed Moshin Qureshi 2-18) lost to ARTT 121 for 6 in 31.5 overs (Zeeshan Siddiqui 42 – 3x4, Shehbaz Nasar 22 – 1x4, 1x6, Aqib Javed 2-21, Parameswaran Shankar 2-32) by 4 wickets.