Muscat: Oman Engineering Company (OEC) registered a 48-run win against Enhance Royals in an F Division T20 match.
Deciding to take first strike, OEC lost their first wicket at 18 but recovered through a 139-run second wicket partnership in 10.4 overs between opening batsman Qamar Nazir (68) and Abdul Qayyum (66) to reach 203 for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. Waqar-ul Hassan chipped in with 28.
Ikram Nasir bowled brilliantly to return with figures of four for 31 in four overs.
Enhance Royals in reply were bowled out for 155 in 18.4 overs. Skipper Anand Pathi V., opening the batting, scored 45 runs and Subin T.V. batting at No.10 made 26.
The bowling honours were shared by Waqar-ul Hassan and Syed Zafar Abbas who claimed three wickets each.
Brief scores: OEC 203 for 7 in 20 overs (Qamar Nazir 68, Abdul Qayyum 66, Waqar-ul Hassan 28; Ikram Nasir 4/31) bt Enhance Royals 155 all out in 18.4 overs (Anand Pathi V. 45, Subin T.V. 26; Waqar-ul Hassan 3/22, Syed Zafar Abbas 3/23). Points: OEC - 2 (4 games, 4 pts), Enhance Royals - Nil (3 games, 2 pts).
MCCC B beat Al Rehwan
In a G Division T20 match, Muscat Cricket Coaching Centre B (MCCC B) recorded a five-wicket win against Al Rehwan.
Electing to bat first, Al Rehwan thanks to a 70-run partnership for the first wicket between Nithin K.P. (53) and Shanawas (33) and a further second-wicket partnership of 60 runs between Nithin and skipper Shiraj N.A. (33) scored 177 for six wickets in 20 overs.
MCCC B playing with 10 men in reply reached their target scoring 179 for five wickets in 19.5 overs helped by a 109-run third-wicket partnership between opening batsman Partitosh Bhatt (76) and Mayukh Misra (44 not out). Mujahid Iqbal made a useful 26.
Brief scores: Al Rehwan 177 for 6 in 20 overs (Nithin K.P. 53, Shanawas 33, Shiraj N.A. 33) lost to MCCC B 179 for 5 in 19.5 overs (Paritosh Bhatt 76, Mayukh Misra 44 n.o., Mujahid Iqbal 26). Points: MCCC B – 2 (7 games, 6 pts), Al Rehwan – Nil (7 games, 4 pts).
Al Ansari win
Al Ansari registered an exciting three-wicket win against Ibrahim Al Kishri in a J Division T20 match. Batting first, Ibrahim Al Kishri were bowled out for 140 off 19.4 overs.
Mohammed Muslim hit 46 and Mohammed Aadil made 27.
Sohail Khan and S. Iyyappan claimed three wickets each while Sri Kanth picked up two wickets.
A 10-man Al Ansari team replied with 143 for the loss of seven wickets in 19.5 overs with valuable contributions from opening batsman Sajid Tanwar (35), No.3 batsman Sohail Khan (31) and M. Vishwanathan (22). Kashif Bakkar picked up two wickets conceding 13 runs.
Brief scores: Ibrahim Al Kishri 140 all out in 19.4 overs (Mohammed Muslim 46, Mohammed Aadil 27; Sohail Khan 3/14, S. Iyyappan 3/24, Sri Kanth 2/33) lost to Al Ansari 143 for 7 in 19.5 overs (Sajid Tanwar 35, Sohail Khan 31, M. Vishwanathan 22; Kashif Bakkar 2/13). Points: Al Ansari - 2 (5 games, 5 pts), Ibrahim Al Kishri - Nil (4 games, Nil).
Anup lifts Saih Al Suwaiq
Anup Rajan with bowling figures of four for 19 in four overs including a hat-trick helped Saih Al Suwaiq register an 86-run win against Mustafa Sultan Enterprises (MSE) in an I Division T20 match.
Opting to bat first, Saih Al Suwaiq scored 189 runs for six wickets in 20 overs. Major contributors came from Baiju K. Balan (48), Shiyas K. I. (42 not out) and opening batsman Rageesh Orokandy (40).
Hillary D'Souza with three for 48 and Sudeesh P. two for 37 shared the bowling honours.
MSE in their turn lost wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out for 103 in 17 overs. Skipper Abdullah Alam scored 27 and opening batsman Anumodh Nair hit 21.
The bowlers to cause the debacle led by Anup Rajan were Shiyas K.I. (three for 27) and Baiju K. Balan (two for 32).
Brief scores: Saih Al Suwaiq 189 for 6 in 20 overs (Baiju K. Balan 48, Shiyas K.I. 42 n.o., Rageesh Orokandy 40; Hillary D'Souza 3/48 and Sudheesh P. 2/37) bt MSE 103 all out in 17 overs (Abdullah Alam 27, Anumodh Nair 21; Anup Rajan 4/19, Shiyas K.I. 3/27, Baiju K. Balan 2/32). Points: Saih Al Suwaiq - 2 (6 games, 12 pts), MSE - Nil (5 games, Nil).