Pak­istan School Mus­cat trounce Bow­sher Olympic Cen­ter

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MUS­CAT: Scin­til­lat­ing cen­turies by Syed Muza­hir Raza, Adeel Ab­bas and Obaid Ul­lah and a 6-wicket haul by Adeel pow­ered Pak­istan School Mus­cat (PSM) to a mas­sive 387-run win over Bosher Olympic Cen­ter (BOC) in a Ju­nior League Un­der-19 match at Oman Cricket grassy ground 2 in Amerat on Satur­day.

Bat­ting first, PSM piled up a whop­ping 479 for 3 in 50 overs thanks to an un­beaten 177 off 84 by Obaid, 118-ball 124 not out by Muza­hir and 107 off 69 by Adeel. Boosted by two big part­ner­ships, PSM’s to­tal in­cluded 54 fours, 5 sixes and 54 ex­tras in­clud­ing 35 wides. Re­duced to 25 for 2 in the 7th over, PSM was taken to 204 un­til fur­ther loss by an un­bro­ken 179-run third wicket part­ner­ship be­tween Muza­hir and Adeel. That was fol­lowed by an un­bro­ken 275run part­ner­ship for the fourth wicket be­tween Muza­hir and Obaid tak­ing PSM to a record Ju­nior League to­tal this sea­son.

BOC failed to of­fer any re­sis­tance, fold­ing up for a mea­gre 92 in the 31st over. Adeel bowled a bril­liant spell of 9.5 overs, five of which were maiden, tak­ing 6 for 11. Muza­hir picked up 2 wick­ets for 8 runs. PSM was also guilty of con­ced­ing 36 ex­tras in­clud­ing 33 wide balls.

Brief scores: PSM 479 for 3 in 50 overs (Obaid Ul­lah 177 not out – 26x4, 3x6, Syed Muza­hir Raza 124 not out – 13x4, Adeel Ab­bas 107 – 14x4, 2x6. Sar­a­vanan Kr­ish­nan 2-74) thrashed BOC 92 all out in 30.3 overs (Ali Zaidi 15 – 3x4. Adeel Ab­bas 6-11, Syed Muza­hir Raza 2-08) by 387 runs.

Maniz Azad win

In a Se­nior League F Di­vi­sion game, Maniz Azad In­ter­na­tional edged OCT Al Nahda by 5 runs at Mus­cat Mu­nic­i­pal­ity ground 4.

OCT Al Nahda did well to re­strict Maniz Azad to 128 for 8 in 20 overs but then fell short by 5 runs in its quota of overs de­spite a 25ball 36 by Ahmed Al Balushi. Aqeel Ha­roon bagged 3 for 12 to play a piv­otal role in Ma­nis Azad’s vic­tory. Saleem Salam and Moses Gill scored 26 each for the win­ners.

Brief scores: Maniz Azad 128 for 8 in 20 overs (Saleem Salam 26 – 3x4, Moses Gill 26 not out – 3x4. Nadil Al Balushi 2-19, Riyadh Al Balushi 2-31) beat OCT Al Nahda 120 for 7 in 20 overs (Ahmed Al Balushi 36 – 2x4, 2x6, Sameer Al Balushi 27 – 1x4. Aqeel Ha­roon 3-12) by 3 runs.

Big win for Wasco

A mag­nif­i­cent 123 off 63 by opener Hi­ran Oliy­ath steered Wasco Or­ange to an 87-run vic­tory against Sketch In­ter­na­tional in a G Di­vi­sion match at Mus­cat Mu­nic­i­pal­ity ground 4.

Hi­ran’s knock was in­stru­men­tal to Wasco reach­ing a huge 222 for 7 in 20 overs. Jea­son Ge­orge and Rasik Palli con­tributed 36 and 29 re­spec­tively. Sukhwinder Singh and Yousuf Patan­wala took two wick­ets each.

Fac­ing a huge tar­get, Sketch crum­bled un­der im­mense pres­sure to be dis­missed for 135 in the 15th over. Yousuf Patan­wala top­scored with 38 off 22 while Ali As­gar con­tributed 25. Jea­son Ge­orge picked up 3 for 17 while Deepesh Un­nikoru claimed 2 for 22.

Brief scores: Wasco Or­ange 222 for 7 in 20 overs (Hi­ran Oliy­ath 123 – 18x4, Jea­son Ge­orge 36 – 6x4, Rasik Palli 29 – 3x4. Sukhwinder Singh 2-34, Yousuf Patan­wala 2-45) trounced Sketch In­ter­na­tional 135 all out in 14.4 overs (Yousuf Patan­wala 38 – 4x4, 1x6, Ali As­gar 25 – 4x4. Jea­son Ge­orge 3-17, Deepesh Un­nikoru 2-22) by 87 runs.

Suhail stars for Jarzez

A swash­buck­ling 80 off 33 by Suhail took Jarzez Trad­ing to a con­vinc­ing 6-wicket win against Al Si­raj Hold­ings in an H Di­vi­sion game at OAC 3 ground in Al Seeb.

In­vited to bat first, Al Si­raj posted 148 for 8 on the board in its quota of 20 overs. Gyan Ganesh and Saif Ahmed Khan were the lead­ing scor­ers with 42 and 37 runs. Tahir and Aftab Hus­sain claimed three and two wick­ets re­spec­tively.

Opener Suhail bat­ted bril­liantly to steer Jarzez to vic­tory as it raced to the tar­get in the 14th over, scor­ing 152 for 4. Aftab scored 20 off 11. Gyan Ganesh picked up two wick­ets for 25 runs.

Brief scores: Al Si­raj Hold­ings 148 for 8 in 20 overs (Gyan Ganesh 42 – 4x4, Saif Ahmed Khan 37 – 5x4. Tahir 3-26, Aftab Hus­sain 2-25) lost to Jarzez Trad­ing 152 for 4 in 13.1 overs (Suhail 80 – 14x4, 2x6, Aftab Hus­sain 20 – 2x4, 1x6. Gyan Ganesh 2-25) by 6 wick­ets.

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TOP THREE PER­FORM­ERS: PSM stars Syed Muza­hir Raza, Obaid Ul­lah and Adeel Ab­bas.

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