Muscat: Oman Stallions beat AER Bin Ali by 5 wickets convincingly and Yalla Shabab strike Muscat CT by 6 wickets in the Premier Division of the Oman Cricket League Season 2022-23 powered by Muscat Pharmacy fixtures played this week.
In the match played on Friday, Oman Stallions called right at the toss and put AER Bin Ali to bat first. AER started at a good pace with both openers Zeeshan Siddiqui and Azam Ali looking in good shape and tandem. Oman Stallions’ pacer Hemal Tandel picked the 1 st wicket getting Azam Ali trapped in front of the wickets in his 5th over. Off with a reasonable powerplay, AER Bin Ali were looking to set a big total but the Oman Stallions’ turners had bigger plans. Jay Odedra and Mohit Patel operated in partnership claiming wickets in quick succession with both bagging 3 wickets respectively leaving AER bundled down for just 144. In return,
AER started on a high with Muzahir Raza claiming wickets of both openers in his 1 st and 3 rd over. Although being 3 down in the powerplay, skipper Karan Sonavale and Rafiullah ensured Oman Stallions recovered well and were on for the chase with Vinayak Shukla coming in and notching some quick runs to get the Stallions past AER. Brief Scores: AER Bin Ali 144/10 in 26.2 overs (Zeeshan Siddiqui 32(41) 6x4 ; Mohit Patel 17/3 , Jay Odedra 33/3 ) lost to Oman Stallions 147/5 in 26.2 overs (Rafiullah 34(28) 5x4,1x6 ; Muzahir Raza 29/2, Sean Nowak 38/2 ) by 5 wickets.
In the match played on Saturday, Yalla Shabab won the toss and elected to bowl first. Muscat CT started off scoring 28 in the powerplay losing Kashyap Prajapati to Mehran Khan. Skipper Jatinder Singh held the Muscat CT batting line-up by scoring a sublime half-century and holding one end but none of his counterparts could go long. Off-Spinner Nester Dhamba playing his 1 st match of the Premier Division this season claimed 4 wickets in his spell of 10 overs well supported by Mohammed Zahid claiming 2 wickets. Muscat CT could pile up just 169 with a closing contribution by Samay Shrivastav remaining not out scoring 19 off 25 balls. In return, Yalla Shabab went all guns blazing at the Muscat CT armers with only Ayaan Khan being able to cause interruptions to their plans.
Hannan Rizwan’s and Mohammed Nadeem’s sublime half centuries ensure Yalla Shabab got over the line to claim its 2 nd win of the season and continue its run undefeated. Brief Scores : Muscat CT 169/10 in 48 overs ( Jatinder Singh 64 (105) 5x4; Nester Dhamba 29/4 ) lost to Yalla Shabab 170/4 in 38.3 overs ( Hannan Rizwan 80(83) 8x4,2x6 , Mohammed Nadeem 51(85) 3x4 ; Ayaan Khan 26/4) by 6 wickets.