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RUWI RANGERS THUMP BOUSHER BUSTERS

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QURUM THUNDERS BEAT AZAIBA XI


MUSCAT, Oman : Ruwi Rangers hand defeat to Bousher Busters by 58 runs and Qurum Thunders claim victory against Azaiba XI by 6 wickets in the Oman D20 currently underway at the Oman Cricket Academy Grounds. Winning the toss and batting first, Ruwi Rangers looked rock solid courtesy of a half century by opener Hannan Rizwan (55 of 37 balls with 6 fours & 2 sixes) and able contribution from Mohammed Zahid (32 of 21) and Zohaib Amanat (28 of 21) taking the rangers to a total of 189/6. Fawad Ali bagged 2/34 in his quota of four overs. In response, Bousher Busters could not take the score well and lost early wickets. Skipper Sufyan Mahmood (50 of 30 with 5 fours & 2 sixes) along with


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Shubo Pal (47 of 42 with 5 fours & 2 sixes) tried taking Bousher Busters close to the target but fell short with Busters bundling down to 131. Mohammed Rafi (3/15), Muhd Nadeem (3/19) and Nester Dhamba (3/20) bagged the wickets for the Rangers. Ruwi Rangers remain unbeaten in the Oman D20 winning four out of four games. In the second game, Azaiba XI elected to bat first. Off to a shaky start, the Azaiba batsmen were not able to put up a wholesome show. Rana Naeem (30 of 17) and Muhammed Waqas (30 of 24) along with Rao Waqar (40 of 45) helped the Azaiba


XI target to 116. Samay Shrivastav (3/26) , Aiyappa CR (3/12) and Ayaan Khan (2/12) were among the key wicket takers for the Thunders. In response, the Thunders went blazing at the Azaiba bowlers chasing down the target in the 16 th over. Ashish Odedra (38 of 30) was the aggressor to the innings. Hammal Abdulwahab (2/15) and Muhd Imran (2/22) were among the wicket takers for Azaiba XI. Qurum


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