RANA, LALCHETA POWER AL TURKI TO EASY WIN

Shivpalsinh Rana hit 97 and Ajay Lalcheta captured four for 35 to help Al Turki NMC record an easy 59-run win against OCT Muscat-A in an Oman Cricket (OC) A division match at Al Amerat during the weekend.

Al Turki NMC, batting first, piled up 221 for nine with Rashad Mohammed and Mohammed Ali claiming two wickets each. In reply, OCT Muscat-A was dismissed for 162 in 41.3 overs despite a top score of 74 from Shuaib al Balushi.

Brief scores: Al Turki NMC 221-9 in 50 overs (Rana 97, Jayesh Odedara 31; Rashad 2-23, Ali 2-34) beat OCT Muscat-A 162 in 41.3 overs (Balushi 74, Ali 32; Lalcheta 4-35).

Other results: C division: National Bank of Oman-A 160-6 in 20 overs (Abhishek Praful 80, Waleed Rahim al Balushi 35 n.o; Younis Murad 4-19) beat OCT Seeb 143-7 in 20 overs (Osman al Zadjali 67; Praful 2-3, Ramesh V 2-7).

Uday Khimji International 91 in 16.1 overs (Afzal Hussain 26; N Arjun 3-10, Siju P 3-12) lost to Fairtrade 96-1 in 7.3 overs (Salim Shaikh 60, Ibrahim Kutty 22 n.o).

D division: Blue Sky International 164 in 19.3 overs (Mohammed Awais 72, Moaaz Juned 56; Bharat Ram 2-19, Sajjad Ahmed 2-26, Nitin Dalvi 2-32) beat TR Engineering 125 in 16.4 overs (Ahmed 27, Hari Prasad 25; Sawkat Akbar 2-13, Krunal Ahya 2-22, Aadil Mohammed 2-26).

H division: Al Fairuz Trading 131 in 19.2 overs (Saravana K 37, Saravana M 25; Abhishek Kalla 4-12, Mathew George 3-22) lost to RK Group 132-6 in 17.5 overs (Waman Kauthankar 33, Kalla 24; Aneesh M 3-13).

J division: OCT Al Nahdha 83 in 17.3 overs (Shakir al Balushi 27 n.o, Sameer al Balushi 24; Hanif al Balushi 4-8, Abdul Ghani al Balushi 2-12) lost to OCT Al Hail-B 87-1 in 9.2 overs (Haroon al Balushi 51 n.o, Abdul Ghani 30 n.o).

SOURCE: MUSCAT DAILY