Pakistan School Muscat trounce Bowsher Olympic Center
Times News Service
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.
TOP THREE PERFORMERS: PSM stars Syed Muzahir Raza, Obaid Ullah and Adeel Abbas.