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Wednesday, 29 June 2022 10:48 GMT

Oman Cricket: Najeeb, Rao steer Al Mada to victory


(MENAFN- Muscat Daily) Shaheer Najeeb slammed a half-century and captain Suraj Rao struck an unbeaten 43 to steer Al Mada Engineering to a three-wicket win over White Lotus International in an Oman Cricket B Division game at Al Amerat on Friday.

Batting first, White Lotus was bowled out for 212 in 30 overs. Muhammed Nadeem Ashaq (73) and Shoaib al Balushi (60 off 48) were the notable scorers. Guru Prasad, Deepak Bhandari and Nishanth Menon took two wickets each.

In reply, Al Mada was struggling at 64-4 before knocks from Najeeb, Rao and Bhandari saw their team home with 19 balls to spare.

Brief scores: White Lotus International 212 all out in 30 overs (Ashaq 73, Balushi 60; Prasad 2-29, Bhandari 2-36, Menon 2-58) lost to Al Mada Engineering 213-7 in 26.5 overs (Najeeb 64, Rao 43 n.o., Bhandari 21 n.o.).

Other results: E Division: MCCC-A 124-5 in 20 overs (Piyush Aniruddha 48, Jayesh Anil 40) lost to Oasis Water 127-3 in 12.5 overs (Anoo Kizhakke 31, Vineet Kumar 25).

F Division: Majees CT 135-5 in 20 overs (Aneeq Jassom 41, Haris Aboobacker 35) lost to Ahli Bank 136-3 in 13.2 overs (Imran Syed 65 n.o., Issa al Balushi 39).

G Division: OCT Al Hail-B 116 all out in 18.5 overs (Nusrat Allah 21; Irtaza Hussain 4-12, Haja Hussain 3-29) lost to Unique Elegant 117-3 in 13.4 overs (Sohail Khan 66 n.o.).

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