LOCAL CRICKET Ubaidullah shines as Enhance stuns Assarain
Young pacer Ubaidullah made a dream debut in the Oman Cricket Premier Division when he grabbed four wickets for 23 to help Enhance upset defending champion Assarain by four wickets at Al Amerat ground on Thursday.
Opting to bat first, Assarain was bowled out for 161 in the 36th over. Wasim Ali bagged two for 35. Opener Sami Ur Rah- man was Assarain’s top-scorer with 56 while Sanuth Ebrahim contributed 31.
Enhance registered its first victory of the season in the 44th over, scoring 164 for six. Opener Jehanzeb Ali scored 57 while Mehran Khan remained unbeaten on 34. Spinner Shakeel Ahmad picked up three wickets while pacer Sindo Michael took two wickets. Brief scores: Assarain 161 all out in 35.1 overs (Sami Ur Rahman 56, Ebrahim 31; Ubaidullah 4-23, Wasim Ali 2-35) lost to Enhance 164-6 in 43.1 overs (Jehanzeb Ali 57, Khan 34 n.o.; Ahmad 3-28, Michael 2-21).
Other results: A Division: OCT Muscat 155 all out in 34.4 overs (Majid al Balushi 60 n.o., Wasim Ismail 24; Ashan Fonseka 4-40, Aaqib Javed 4-50) lost to Ooredoo 156-5 in 41.3 overs (Aadil Mohammed 42 n.o., Vijayanand 38; Ali Akbar 2-24). D Division: STS Tebodin 175-7 in 20 overs (Vignesh Gunasekar 49, Vikas Bhadoria 37 n.o.; Iqbal Mudassar 2-29) lost to Zubair CT 176-5 in 16.4 overs (Parthiban Mohan 66 n.o., Rupp Sighe 36 n.o.; Barmeda 2-24).
E Division: RAHRC 98 all out in 15.1 overs (Ajithkumar Krishna 29; Shareef al Balushi 3-11, Asif al Balushi 3-17, Warith al Balushi 321) lost to OCT Maabelah 101-3 in 12.3 overs (Shareef 38 n.o., Salim al Balushi 27).
E Division: MSE 98 all out in 15.2 overs (Nagendra Yadav 23; Singh 3-18, Irtaza Ahmad 3-19, Mohd Abbas Naqvi 2-25) lost to Unique Elegant 102-3 in 8.2 overs (Vignesh Kumar 34 n.o.; Abdullah Alam 2-45).
Enhance’s Jehanzeb Ali (left) and Ubaidullah