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Cricket: Jotun registers emphatic win against Taurus XI
January 9, 2019 | 4:12 PM
by Times News Service
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MUSCAT: Gopakumar Gopal and Sajith Pillai were instrumental in Jotun scoring an emphatic victory against Taurus XI in a G Division game at OAC 3 ground in Seeb.



Batting first, Taurus scored 164 for 8 in 20 overs, Ali Akbar topscoring with 40 off 22 while Ayaz Ahmed contributed 23 off 14. Gopakumar was the pick of the bowlers, claiming 3 for 15 while Ratheesh Nair took 2 for 30.

Jotun did not face much trouble chasing down the total, achieving victory in 18.4 overs and scoring 165 for 5. Sajith Pillai was the main scorer with a stroke-filled 49 off only 23 balls. Rahul Ramachandran and Peer Mohammed were the other notable scorers with 30 and 26 runs respectively. Ali Akbar bowled well too, taking 3 for 23 while Ali Salamat bagged two wickets.

Brief scores: Taurus XI 164 for 8 in 20 overs (Ali Akbar 40 – 6x4, Ayaz Ahmed 23 – 2x4, 1x6. Gopakumar Gopal 3-15, Ratheesh Nair 2-30) lost to Jotun 165 for 5 in 18.4 overs (Sajith Pillai 49 – 8x4, 1x6, Rahul Ramachandran 30 not out – 1x4, Peer Mohammed 26 – 1x4. Ali Akbar 3-23, Ali Salamat 2-34) by 5 wickets.


Al Siraj win

Al Siraj Holdings scored a crushing 8-wicket win over Sam Royals in an H Division match at OAC 3 ground.

Royals were dismissed for 162 in 19 overs, Anudeep being its topscorer with 71 off 52 balls. Jagadeesan, Ganesha and Panner picked up two wickets each.

Al Siraj raced to the target in just the 16th over, scoring 162 for 2 thanks to Shajeev Kumar’s fluent 53 not out off 33. Ganesha and Jagadeesan contributed 33 not out and 30 runs respectively.

Brief scores: Sam Royals 162 all out in 19 overs (Anudeep 71 – 11x4, 1x6, Nandakumar 21 – 4x4. Jagadeesan 2-20, Ganesha Sadashiva 2-27, Panner Selvan 2-28) lost to Al Siraj Holdings 166 for 2 in 15.4 overs (Shajeev Kumar 53 not out – 8x4, Ganesha Sadashiva 33 not out – 5x4, Jagadeesan 30 – 4x4) by 8 wickets.

Babu shines for Multi-Pumps

Benny Babu’s superb all-round show powered Multi-Pumps Engineering to an exciting 12-run victory against AWS Engineering in an I Division clash at the same venue.

Multi-Pumps posted a robust 163 for 9 on the board in 20 overs, Sudhir Kumar and Benny Babu scoring useful 29 and 25 not out respectively.

AWS Engineering failed to score the required runs, folding up for 151 in the final over. Gadhia Nimesh was its main scorer with 55 while Gokul Senthil contributed 43. Babu bowled well to bag 3 for 25 while Santo Joseph took 2 for 13.

Brief scores: Multi-Pumps Engineering 163 for 9 in 20 overs (Sudhir Kumar 29 – 4x4, 1x6, Benny Babu 25 not out – 1x4, 1x6. Bhaumik Parikh 2-25, Vivek Murlidhar 2-30) beat AWS Engineering 151 all out in 19.5 overs (Gadhia Nimesh 55 – 6x4, Gokul Senthil 43 – 4x4. Benny Babu 3-25, Santo Joseph 2-13) by 12 runs.

MCCC B win

In a Junior League Under-16 match, MCCC B beat Indian School Maabela by 31 runs at OAC 3 ground.

MCCC scored 194 all out in 29.1 overs and then restricted the schoolboys to 163 for 7 in 30 overs.

Brief scores: MCCC B 194 all out in 29.1 overs (Aakash Nair 37 – 4x4, Ejaaz Hakkiem 30 – 4x4, Mohammed Musaib 27 not out – 2x4. Sanjit Eratt 2-50) beat Indian School Maabela 163 for 7 in 30 overs (Devadhanush 37 – 5x4, Abhilash Anu 35 not out – 2x4, Jeffrey Shepherd 30 – 5x4. Rahul Rajyaguru 3-18, Adhithiya Ramaswamy 3-26) by 31 runs.

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