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Al Hail beat ISC to stay unbeaten
Times News Service
January 22, 2013 , 8 : 45 am
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Happy lot: Al Hail team react after winning their match.Supplied photo
Al Hail CT continued their winning streak when they defeated Indian Social Club by 92 runs thanks to an excellent spell of bowling from Murad Younos who ended with figures of 4 for 15 off 5 overs. The Al Ansari Group of Companies sponsored C Division 25 over a side match was played in the morning session during the week end at the Municipality Ground No. 2 at Al Amerat.Invited to bat Al Hail CT scored 177 for the loss of nine wickets off their quota of 25 overs with Ghayoor Abbas batting at No.4 scoring a brilliant 58 and together with opening batsman Chaudry Harron 22 put together 59 runs for the third wicket. Chaudhary Khurram coming in at No.6 chipped in with 33. A tidy spell of bowling earned Paramjit Singh four wickets costing 24 runs whilst skipper Mohan Kanan bagged two wickets conceding 36 runs off 5 overs each.
ISC found runs hard to come by and were bundled out for 85 off 19.5 overs with only No.4 batsman Bishen Bhalla scoring 20. Murad Younos received valuable support from Chaudhary Khurram who picked up 3 for 11 off 4 overs. Brief scores: Al Hail CT 177 for the loss of 9 wickets off 25 overs (Ghayoor Abbas 58, Chaudhary Khurram 33 and Chaudry Harron 22; Paramjit Singh 4/24 and Mohan Kanan 2/36) defeated ISC 85 all out off 19.5 overs (Bishen Bhalla 20; Murad Younos 4/15 and Chaudhary Khurram 3/11). Points: Al Hail CT – 2 points (6 games – 12 points) and ISC - Nil Points
(5 games - 4 points).
Opener Salim Shaikh with a magnificent 180 runs helped Muscat Duty Free (MDF) record a 84 run win against Enhance Eagles in a Raha Poly Products sponsored D Division 25 over a side match played in the afternoon session at the same venue.Electing to bat MDF scored 324 for 4 wickets off their 25 allotted overs thanks to solid partnerships of 119 runs for the first wicket between Salim and Deepak 53 and a further 132 runs for the second wicket between Salim and No.3 batsman skipper Ganesh 35. Skipper Jaison Manjila was the pick of the bowlers ending with 3 for 50 off 4 overs.
Enhance Eagles who were unbeaten in the league required 325 for victory but were blown off their winning streak replying with 240 for 5 wickets at the end of 25 overs. Major contributions came from Ikhtiar Kazmi 87, opening batsman Feroz O.V. 73 and his partner Jaison Manjila 34.
Brief scores: MDF 324 for the loss of 4 wickets off 25 overs (Salim Shaikh 180, Deepak 53 and Ganesh 35; Jaison Manjila 3/50) beat Enhance Eagles 240 for the loss of 5 wickets off 25 overs (Ikthiar Kazmi 87, Feroz O.V. 73 and Jaison Manjila 34). Points: MDF – 2 points (7 games – 14 points) and Enhance Eagles - Nil Points (7 games – 12 points).
Zahid Hussain excels
Aided by a brilliant 141 run partnership for the fifth wicket between Zahid Hussain who made a dazzling 102 and Iftikhar Ahmed 41, RAFO recorded a narrow seven run win against Powertech in another Raha Poly Products sponsored D Division 25 over a side match played in the afternoon session at the adjoining ground No.3 at Al Amerat.
Invited to bat RAFO playing with 10 men scored a massive 210 for 9 in their quota of 25 overs with Usman Haider batting at No.7 scoring 25. The bowling honours were shared by Anbunathan four wickets for 39 runs and Anandha Ramakrishnan two wickets for 41 runs off 5 overs each.
Set a target of 211 for victory Powertech did well to reach 203 runs off 23.4 overs. Anbunathan top scored with 46, while Kamol 37, Anandha Ramakrishnan 32, skipper Prabakaran opening the batting made 30 while his partner Nidhin Karattu 23 all chipping in to swell the score. Usman Haider and Saifullah picked up three wickets conceding 29 and 56 respectively off 5 overs each.
Brief scores: RAFO 210 for the loss of 9 wickets off 25 overs (Zahid Hussain 102, Iftikhar Ahmed 41 and Usman Haider 25; Anbunathan 4/39 and Anandha Ramakrishnan 2/41) defeated Powertech 203 all out off 23.4 overs (Anbunathan 46, Kamol 37, Anandha Ramakrishnan 32, Prabakaran 30 and Nidhin Karattu 23; Usman Haider 3/29 and Saif Allah 3/56). Points: RAFO – 2 points (7 games – 6 points) and Powertech - Nil Points (7 games – 6 points).
Al Rehwan win
Opener Mohammed Ali made a blistering 104 while Nithin K.P. remained unbeaten on 56 to put together 172 runs for the first wicket off 24 overs to help Al Rehwan record a massive nine wicket win against Muscat Cricket Coaching Centre C (MCCC C). The Oman Cricket organised G Division Group A match was played at the University grounds at Al Khoud.
Deciding to bat MCCC C lost their first wicket at 10 but managed to reach 175 for 4 off the 25 allotted overs thanks to a 101 run second wicket partnership between Prathyush 45 and Hemil Ganatra 22 and further contributions from Mohammed Riaz 30 and an unbeaten 26 from Aakash Jathar. Shanid was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3 for 13 off 5 overs.
Requiring 176 to win Al Rehwan thanks to the opening partnership reached their target off 14.4 overs. Brief scores: MCCC C 175 for the loss of 4 wickets off 25 overs (Prathyush 45, Mohammed Riaz 30 Aakash Jathar 26no and Hemil Ganatra 22; Shanid 3/13) lost to Al Rehwan 178 for the loss of 1 wickets off14.4 overs (Mohammed Ali 104 and Nithin K.P. 56no. Points: Al Rehwan – 2 points (7 games – 6 points) and MCCC C - Nil Points (7 games – Nil points).
Attic Outdoors top table
In the afternoon at the same venue in a G Division Group B match Attic Outdoors topped the points table with a crushing five wicket win against Muscat Electronics.Batting first Muscat Electronics helped by useful contributions from opening batsman Wajid Ali 46 and his teammate skipper Sanoj Abdu 22 posted 68 runs for the first wicket off 10.3 overs. The other batsmen to make valuable contributions were Bentick K.G. 25 and Omani batsman Qayoom Al Balushi 22 helped take the score to 167 for the loss of six wickets at the end of the 25th over. Vikas Sharma and Sorab Pithawala bagged two wickets each giving away 32 and 36 runs respectively off 5 overs each.
With a required run rate of under seven runs per over Attic Outdoors replied with 171 for the loss of five wickets off 22.3 overs with a top score of 71 from opening batsman Madhur Bhatnagar. Coming in at the fall of the second wicket Rajesh Rao made 43 and together with Madhur was associated in a 92 run partnership for the third wicket. Mohammed Shahid opening the batting chipped in with 24. Vijesh C.V. picked up three wickers conceding 20 runs off 5 overs.Brief scores: Muscat Electronics 167 for the loss of 6 wickets off 25 overs (Wajid Ali 46, Bentick K.G. 25, Qayoom Al Balushi 22 and Sanoj Abdu 22; Vikas Sharma 2/32 and Sorab Pithawala 2/36) lost to Attic Outdoors 171 for the loss of 5 wickets off 22.3 overs (Madhur Bhatnagar 71, Rajesh Rao 43 and Mohammed Shahid 24; Vijesh C.V. 3/20). Points: Attic Outdoors – 2 points (7 games – 14 points) and Muscat Electronics - Nil Points (7 games – 12 points).
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