Muscat: Muscat Cricket Coaching Centre B (MCCC B) registered their first win of the season when they defeated Sayarti by 28 runs in an Oman Cricket organised G Division Group B 25 overs a side match played at the Municipality ground No.3 at Al Amerat during the week end.
Deciding to bat first the MCCC B playing with 10 men scored 187 for the loss of five wickets at the end of the 25 allotted overs with all the top order batsmen scoring runs.
A 52 run valuable first wicket partnership between Mayukh Misra 56 and Gimash Dias 17 and a further 82 run second wicket partnership between Mayukh Misra and Paritosh Bhatt 36 took the score to 134 runs. Hitesh Kumar chipped in with 23 runs from 18 deliveries with three fours. Srinivasan Selvarajan picked up two wickets for 33 runs off 5 overs.
Requiring 188 for victory Sayarti Cricket team were bowled out for 159 runs off 24.5 overs. Opening the batting Balaji G scored 36 while skipper Kannan Raghavan 35, Imtiaz Ahmed Shah 32 and Omani batsman Khalid Marzooq Maqtoof Al Mukaini 20 made valuable contributions. The bowlers to be amongst the wickets were skipper Hitesh Kumar and Rohan Mendon who picked up two wickets each conceding 19 and 39 runs respectively.
Brief scores: MCCC B 187 for the loss of 5 wickets off 25 overs (Mayukh Misra 56, Paritosh Bhatt 36, Hitesh Kumar 23; Srinivasan Selvarajan 2/33) beat Sayarti CT 159 all out off 24.5 overs. (Balaji G 36, Kannan Raghavan 35, Imtiaz Ahmed 32 and Khalid Marzooq Maqtoof Al Mukaini 20, Hitesh Kumar 2/19 and Rohan Mendon 2/39). Points: MCCC B - 2 Points (6 matches – 2 Points) and Sayarti CT - Nil points (5 matches – 2 Points).
Asad Baig shines
PDORC crushed L&T Electromech by a massive margin of seven wickets aided by an excellent spell of bowling by Asad Baig who claimed five wickets for 23 runs off 5 overs. The D Division Raha Poly Products Sponsored 25 overs match was played in the afternoon session at the same venue.
Electing to bat L & T Electromech made a total of 139 runs for the loss of nine wickets off 25 overs. Batting at No. 9 Murugunathan T. remained unbeaten on 35 whilst Marudhachalam S. 33 and skipper Ram Kumar Chinnagounder 20 helped swell the score. Shakeel Arshad picked up two wickets giving away 31 runs off 5 overs.
PDORC CT in their turn started off brilliantly with openers Salman Rashid 51 and his partner Shiv Gupta 30 putting together 50 runs for the first wicket. Humayoun Rafiq coming in at the fall of the first wicket scored a run a ball 41 and together with Salman were associated in a second wicket partnership of 56 runs.
Brief scores: L&T Electromech 139 for the loss of 9 wickets off 25 overs (Muruganathan T. 35no, Murudhachalam S. 33 and Ram Kumar Chinnagounder 20; Asad Baig 5/23 and Shakeel Arshad 2/31) lost to PDORC 140 for the loss of 3 wickets off 18 overs. (Salman Rashid 51, Humayoun Rafiq 41 and Shiv Gupta 30). Points: PDORC 2 Points (6 matches – 8 Points) and L&T Electromech - Nil Points (6 matches – 4 Points).