Muscat: Al Rehwan, aided by an excellent 111 from Mohammed Ali, recorded a 35-run win against Ahli Bank in a Khimji Ramdas-sponsored Junior Cup T20 match played during the weekend at Municipality Ground No.1 at Al Amerat.
Electing to bat, Al Rehwan scored 170 for 4 off the 20 allotted overs, with Aboo P.C. contributing 23 and Umer Shanavas chipping in with 21.
Ahli Bank, in response, lost wickets at regular intervals and could only muster 135 for the loss of 6 wickets. Only skipper Maaz Siddiqui remained unbeaten on 38, whilst extras totalled 39, including 23 wides. Shihabudeen Basheer and Mohammed Ali bagged 2 wickets each, conceding 12 and 27 runs, respectively, off 4 overs each.
Brief scores: Al Rehwan – 170 for the loss of 4 wickets off 20 overs (Mohammed Ali 111, Aboo P.C. 23, and Umer Shanavas 21) defeated Ahli Bank – 135 for the loss of 6 wickets off 20 overs (Maaz Siddiqui 38 N.O.; Shihabudeen Basheer 2/12 and Mohammed Ali 2/27).
ISC Urdu Wing win
ISC Urdu Wing registered a 25-run win against Tile Marine in a Khimji Ramdas-sponsored Junior Cup T20 knock-out tournament played at the adjoining Ground No. 2 at Al Amerat.
Taking first strike, ISC Urdu Wing, thanks to contributions from Shakeel Abdul Rehman, 55, and Shouzeb Abbas, 51, scored 160 for 9. Nishant Bhavsar was the pick of the bowlers, ending with figures of 3 for 40, whilst Akshay Jathar and Chembon Biju Govindan picked up 2 wickets each, conceding 25 and 30 runs, respectively, off 4 overs each.
Set a target of 161 to win, the 10-man Tile Marine team was bowled out for 135 off 19.5 overs, Brief scores: ISC Urdu Wing – 160 for the loss of 9 wickets off 20 overs (Shakeel Abdul Rehman 55 and Shouzeb Abbas 51; Nishant Bhavsar 3/40, Akshay Jathar 2/25, and Chembon Biju Govindan 2/30) defeated Tile Marine – 135 All Out off 19.5 overs (Chembon Biju Govindan 33; Chetan Sharma 3/25 and Sheikh Mohammed Shameel 2/19).
Gayash Dias excels
Gayash Dias, with bowling figures of 4 for 26 off 4 overs, helped Sinha register an easy 3-wicket win against PDORC in a Khimji Ramdas-sponsored Intermediate Cup T20 knock-out match played in the afternoon session at the same venue.
Electing to field, Sinha did well to restrict PDORC to 161 for 7 off their quota of 20 overs. Sandesh Dhuri top scored with 50, whilst Abdul Majeed, 43, and Mohammed Aqib, 29, helped swell the score. K.G. Nalaka bagged 2 wickets, conceding 31 runs off 4 overs.
Requiring 162 for a win, Sinha, thanks to contributions from Manujaya S.E.M., 55; K.G. Nalaka, 39; and Dhammika Premadasa, 27 Not Out, reached its target, losing 7 wickets with 13 deliveries to spare. Mohammed Aqib ended with figures of 3 for 17 off 3 overs, whilst Asad Baig picked up 2, conceding 46 runs off 4 overs.
Brief scores: PDORC – 161 for the loss of 7 wickets off 20 overs (Sandesh Dhuri 55, Abdul Majeed 43, and Mohammed Aqib 29; Gayash Dias 4/26 and K.G. Nalaka 2/31) lost to Sinha – 162 for the loss of 7 wickets off 17.5 overs (Manujaya S.E.M. 55, K.G. Nalaka 39, and Dhammika Premadasa 27 N.O.; Mohammed Aqib 3/17 and Asad Baig 2/46).