Dream de­but for Ubaidul­lah as En­hance up­sets As­sarain

Oman Daily Observer - - FOOTBALL/GOLF -

MUS­CAT: Young Ubaidul­lah marked his Pre­mier Di­vi­sion de­but with a match-win­ning spell, bowl­ing En­hance to a sur­prise 4-wicket vic­tory against As­sarain at the Min­istry of Sports ground 1 in Al Amerat on Thurs­day.

Opt­ing to bat first, As­sarain was shot out for 161 in the 36th over due largely to Ubaid’s im­pres­sive bowl­ing as he picked up 4 wick­ets for 23 runs. Wasim Ali bagged 2 for 35. Opener Sami Ur Rah­man was As­sarain’s top­scorer with 56 off 48 while Sanuth Ebrahim con­trib­uted a pa­tient 31 off 55 balls.

En­hance went about chas­ing the tar­get slowly but steadily and reg­is­tered its first vic­tory of the sea­son in the 44th over, scor­ing 164 for 6. Opener Je­hanzeb Ali scored 57 off 91 while Mehran Khan re­mained un­beaten on 34 off 38. Spin­ner Sha­keel Ah­mad picked up 3 wick­ets for 28 while pacer Sindo Michael took 2 for 21. Brief scores (Pre­mier Di­vi­sion): As­sarain 161 all out in 35.1 overs (Sami Ur Rah­man 56 – 7x4, 1x6, Sanuth Ebrahim 31 – 4x4. Ubaidul­lah 4-23, Wasim Ali 2-35) lost to En­hance 164 for 6 in 43.1 overs (Ja­hanzeb Ali 57 – 6x4, 2x6, Mehran Khan 34 not out – 4x4, 1x6. Sha­keel Ah­mad 3-28, Sindo Michael 2-21) by 4 wick­ets. ASHAN, AAQIB BOWL OORE­DOO

TO VIC­TORY Ashan Fon­seka and Aaqib Javed claimed four wick­ets each to power Oore­doo to a 5-wicket win over OCT Mus­cat in an A Di­vi­sion game at MOS ground 2 on Fri­day.

OCT Mus­cat was bun­dled out for 155 in the 35th over, Ma­jid al Balushi toscor­ing with 60 not out and Wasim Is­mail scor­ing 24. Ashan and Aaqib bowled to claim 4 for 40 and 4 for 50, re­spec­tively.

Oore­doo stut­tered ini­tially af­ter be­ing re­duced to 78 for 4 be­fore re­cov­er­ing to post a 5-wicket win in the 42nd over thanks to Adil Mo­hammed’s un­beaten 42 off 74. Vi­jayanand chipped in with a use­ful 38. Ali Ak­bar bagged two wick­ets for OCT Mus­cat. Brief scores (A Di­vi­sion): OCT Mus­cat 155 all out in 34.4 overs (Ma­jid al Balushi 60 not out – 6x4, Wasim Is­mail 24 – 1x4. Ashan Fon­seka 4-40, Aaqib Javed 4-50) lost to Oore­doo 156 for 5 in 41.3 overs (Adil Mo­hammed 42 not out – 4x4, 1x6, Vi­jayanand 38 – 2x4, 4x6. Ali Ak­bar 2-24) by 5 wick­ets. PARTHIBAN POW­ERS ZUBAIR TO VIC­TORY Parthiban Mo­han slammed a whirl­wind 66 not out off 35 balls to steer Zubair CT to a com­fort­able 5-wicket vic­tory against STS Te­bodin in a D Di­vi­sion match at Mus­cat Mu­nic­i­pal­ity ground 2 on Fri­day.

STS scored 175 for 7 in 20 overs, Vig­nesh Gu­nasekar (49) and Vikas Bhado­ria (37 not out) be­ing the main scor­ers.

Zubair raced to the tar­get with 20 balls to spare, scor­ing 176 for 5. Apart from Prathiban, Rupp Sighe bat­ted well too, con­tribut­ing 36 not out. Barmeda bagged 2 for 24. Brief scores (D Di­vi­sion): STS Te­bodin 175 for 7 in 20 overs (Vig­nesh Gu­nasekar 49 – 5x4, 1x6, Vikas Bhado­ria 37 not out – 1x4, 1x6. Iqbal Mu­das­sar 2-29) lost to Zubair CT 176 for 5 in 16.4 overs (Parthiban Mo­han 66 not out – 7x4, 3x6, Rupp Sighe – 36 not out – 2x4. Barmeda 2-24) by 5 wick­ets. SHA­REEF SHINES IN BIG WIN

FOR OCT MAA­BELAH Sha­reef al Balushi’s mag­nif­i­cent all-round show helped OCT Maa­belah to a big 7-wicket win against RAHRC at Mus­cat Mu­nic­i­pal­ity ground 3.

Sha­reef claimed 3 for 11 while Asif al Balushi took 3 for 17 as RAHRC was bowled out for a pal­try 98 in the 16th over. OCT Maa­belah needed only 12.3 overs to over­haul the tar­get, scor­ing 101 for 3 thanks to Sha­reef’s 38 not out. Brief scores (E Di­vi­sion): RAHRC 98 all out in 15.1 overs (Ajithku­mar Kr­ishna 29 – 4x4. Sha­reef al Balushi 3-11, Asif al Balushi 3-17, Warith al Balushi 3-21) lost to OCT Maa­belah 101 for 3 in 12.3 overs (Sha­reef al Balushi 38 not out – 5x4, 2x6, Salim al Balushi 27 – 4x4) by 7 wick­ets.

UNIQUE EL­E­GANT THRASH MSE Brief scores (E Di­vi­sion): MSE 98 all out in 15.2 overs (Na­gen­dra Ya­dav 23 – 1x4. Singh 3-18, Ir­taza Ah­mad 3-19, Mo­hammed Ab­bas Naqvi 2-25) lost to Unique El­e­gant 102 for 3 in 8.2 overs (Vig­nesh Ku­mar 34 not out – 5x4, Suketu Lim­bani 23 not out – 4x4. Ab­dul­lah Alam 2-45) by 7 wick­ets.

En­hance stars Mehran Khan Je­hanzeb Ali and Ubaidul­lah

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