Sohail stars in win for Unique Elegant

MUSCAT: Sohail Khan’s strokeful 59 off 29 balls and Akash Kumar’s impressive all-round show helped Unique Elegant register a big win over HFP cricket team in a G Division match at Municipality ground 4 in Al Amerat.
Batting first after winning the toss, Unique Elegant piled up a huge total of 206 for 5 in 20 overs, thanks to elegant knocks of Sohail, Akash (42) and Robin Verghis (28). Their total was also helped by 16 extras which included 11 wides. Mithun bagged four wickets for 32 runs.
Playing without the Omani player and facing a daunting target, HFP folded up for 116 for 9 in just 13.5 overs with only Prasobh offering some resistance with a fighting 35. Chintan, Akash and Adnan Nalwala claimed three, two and two wickets each.

Brief scores: Unique Elegant 206 for 5 in 20 overs (Sohail Khan 59 – 8×4, 2×6, Akash Kumar 42 – 6×4, Robin 28 – 3×4. Mithun 4-32) beat HFP 116 for 9 in 13.5 overs (Prasobh 35 – 5×4, 1×6. Chintan 3-15, Adnan nalwala 2-01, Akash 2-38) by 90 runs.

Maxitech trounce Jotun Paints
A superb unbeaten half century by Supriya Mukherjee led Maxitech International to an easy victory against Jotun Paints at Municipality ground 3.
Jotun Paints failed to put a challenging total on board and were bowled out for just 109 in 19.5 overs. Penju was the main scorer with 26 runs. Raghunath, Mohan Babu and Mifas claimed two wickets each.
Maxitech raced to the target in just 12 overs, scoring 113 for 1, thanks to Supriya’s 33-ball 50. Rahul Rajeev was the other not out batsman at 32.

Brief scores: Jotun paints 109 all out in 19.5 overs (Penju 26 – 3×4. Raghunath 2-18, Mohan Babu 2-21, Mifas 2-23) lost to Maxitech International 113 for 1 in 12 overs (Supriya 50 – 8×4, 1×6, Rahul Rajeev 32 – 4×4. Bijish Kumar 1-23) by 9 wickets.

PSM defeat ISAS in U-19 clash
Pakistan School Muscat (PSM) opened the season’s campaign with a victory against Indian School Al Seeb (ISAS) in the 50-over Under-19 League clash at Ministry of Sports grassy ground 2 in Al Amerat.
Batting first, PSM were bowled out for 132 runs in 35.4 overs but their total was boosted by 15 penalty runs, giving ISAS a target of 147 to win. Muhammed Umair scored 27. Mohammed Sameer bowled well to bag five wickets for just 20 runs in his spell of 7.4 overs. Mohammed Kaif took two wickets for 10 runs. ISAS bowlers conceded 37 extras including 27 wides and 9 No balls.

Brief scores: PSM 147 all out in 35.4 overs (Muhammed Umair 27 – 4×4, Ubaidullah 20 – 2×6. Mohammed Sameer 5-20, Mohammed Kaif 2-10) beat ISAS 126 all out in 36.3 overs (Saud Qureshi 25 – 3×4. Saud Asghar 3-21, Usama Talib 2-35) by 21 runs.