Enhance, Salman Stores, Zawawi post thrilling wins

MUSCAT: Pranav Mehta once again came to MDC Enhance Eagles’ rescue, guiding his team to a thrilling 3-wicket win against Muscat Projects and Environment in an A Division T20 game at the Ministry of Sports grassy ground 2 on Saturday.
Opting to bowl first, Eagles did well to bundle Muscat Projects out for 148 in 20 overs. Jason Delboy (37 off 38) and Arun Dev (unbeaten 25 off 14) were the only notable scorers.
Reeling at 43 for 4, Eagles were saved by Pranav’s gutsy 59 not out off 36 as they chased down the total in 19.5 overs, scoring 152 for 7. Aneermon scored 26 off 19. Sarmad Shah bowled well to bag 3 for 23.
Brief scores: Muscat Projects and Environment 148 all out in 20 overs (Jason Delboy 37 – 3×4, Arun Dev 25 not out – 2×6) lost to MDC Enhance Eagles 152 for 7 in 19.5 overs (Pranav Mehta 59 not out – 6×4, 1×6, Aneermon 26 – 4×4, 1×6. Sarmad Shah 3-23) by 3 wickets.
Salman Stores survive Renaissance scare
Salman Stores was made to sweat for every run it needed in the final overs to secure a narrow 3-wicket victory against Renaissance in another A Division T20 match at the same venue.
Batting first, Renaissance posted 145 for 6 in 20 overs thanks to 23-ball 47 by Dushan Praveena and 29 off 30 by Kurukulasuriya Sajith. Asim Kamal took two wickets.
Salman Stores found itself in serious trouble at 56 for 4 and then 89 for 6 in the 13th over but recovered in time to register a last-ball win, scoring 149 for 7. Tauseef Ahmed (32 not out off 21), Imran Ali (31 off 28) and Asad Ali (30 off 28) were the leading scorers. Amith Eranda bagged 2-28.
Brief scores: Renaissance 145 for 6 in 20 overs (Dushan Praveena 47 – 5×4, 2×6, Kurukulasuriya Sajith 29 – 4×4. Asim Kamal 2-17) lost to Salman Stores 149 for 7 in 20 overs (Tauseef Ahmed 32 not out – 4×4, Imran Ali 31 – 1×4, Asad Ali 30 – 3×4, 1×6. Amith Eranda 2-28) by 3 wickets.
Zawawi Powertech win
In a Senior Cup Knockout game at Muscat Municipality ground 4, Zawawi Powertech Engineering defeated OCT Al Hail A by 6 wickets thanks to superb performances by Sachin Kumar and Kalairasan Natarajan
Batting first, OCT Al Hail scored 132 for 8 in 20 overs. Waleed Rahim (42 off 42) and Abdul Ghani 23 off 32) were the leading scorers. Sachin bowled a brilliant 4-over spell, taking 3 wickets for just 8 runs. Mohan Kumar and Shameer Kariyadan took two wickets each.
Zawawi Powertech achieved the target in 16 overs, scoring 133 for 4 thanks to Kalairasan’s 30-ball unbeaten 51, Muhammed Ali’s 24 off 21 and Sachin’s 23 off 17. Suhaib Al Balushi claimed 2 for 31.
Brief scores: OCT Al Hail 132 for 8 in 20 overs (Waleed Rahim 42 – 5×4, Abdul Ghani 23 – 3×4. Sachin Kumar 3-08, Mohan Kumar 2-19, Shameer Kariyadan 2-19) lost to Zawawi Powertech Engineering 133 for 4 in 16 overs (Kalairasan Natarajan 51 not out – 4×4, 1×6, Muhammed Ali 24 not out – 3×4, Sachin Kumar 23 – 3×4. Suhaib Al Balushi 2-31) by 6 wickets.
Zubair down Oasis Water
Zubair CT defeated Oasis Water by 3 wickets in a thrilling Intermediate Cup Knockout game at Muscat Municipality ground 3.
Opting to bowl first, Zubair restricted Oasis Water to 135 for 8 and then chased down the total in 19 overs, scoring 136 for 7. Mayalakkara bowled superbly for Zubair, taking 3 for 18 and then contributed a valuable 19 runs too.
Brief scores: Oasis Water 135 for 8 in 20 overs (Shyju Sulaiman 32 – 6×4, Anoop Kizhakke 26 – 3×4. Mayalakkara 3-18, Parthiban Mohan 2-23) lost to Zubair CT 136 for 7 in 19 overs (Balachandran Ramachandran 29 – 6×4, Majid Al Balushi 28 – 1×4, Fazal Khan 25 not out – 1×4. Shibin Padikkal 3-21, Jerin Davis 2-13) by 3 wickets.