Oman Cricket: Khushi leads Assarain to victory

Shahan Akram and Naseem Khushi of Assarain

In-form Naseem Khushi's hurricane 16-ball 53 led defending champion Assarain to a 51-run win over Al Turki NMC in an Oman Cricket Premier Division match at Al Amerat on Saturday.

Batting at No 8, Khushi struck five sixes and four boundaries to guide his team to 243 with Shahan Akram (54) and Arun Poulose (44) providing notable contributions.

Later, Assarain bowlers - Vinukumar Gopalakrishnan, Shakeel Ahmed and Akram – restricted the opposition to 192 for eight in 50 overs for a deserving win.

Brief scores: Assarain 243 all out in 50 overs (Akram 54, Khushi 53, Arun Poulose 44; Gopendra Bohara 2-34, Jay Oddedara 2-45) beat Al Turki NMC 192-8 in 50 overs (Twinkle Bhandari 64, Suraj Kumar 31; Gopalakrishnan 2-22, Ahmed 2-25, Akram 2-34).

Other results: B Division:

Zawawi Powertech Engineering 233 all out in 26.2 overs (Vonoth Kumar 65, Prabhakaran Kannan 41, Veerapan Karthikeyan 38; Salman Khan 3-39, Vishak Jayakumar 2-54) beat Ernst & Young 151 all out in 26.3 overs (Rana Zeeshan 27; Mohan Kumar 3-35, Kalairasan Natarajan 2-34).

D Division: Al Fairuz Ct 161-8 in 20 overs (Ranjith Kumar Ranju 54 n.o., Saravanan Manickam 40; Mariraja Muniappan 2-24, Mohsin Javed 2-35) beat Rukun Al Yaqeen 137 all out in 19.3 overs (David Raj Antony 42; Satham Hussain 3-31, Sajith Mohandas 2-18, Sreejith Sreeju 2-23).

Moosa Abdul Rahman Hassan 168-7 in 20 overs (Jijo Abraham 48; Thirumavalavan Kaliraj 2-26, Krunal Kishor 2-29) beat STS Tebodin 67 all out in 12.1 overs (Amarnath Kasimayan 22; Sukhpreet Singh 4-12, Samiullah 2-15).Ras Al Hamra Recreation Club 189-9 in 20 overs (Karthik Rajappa 57, Sujith Ramesh Babu 44; Farhan Syed 2-20, Hanif Jamaluddin 2-21) beat Mehul Enterprises 158-6 in 20 overs (Donald Taylor 79, Imran Khan 33 n.o.; Muhammed Altaf 2-29).

F Division: NBO 132-8 in 20 overs (Saif Khan 30; Suhail 2-19, Sushil Kadam 2-35) lost to Khalsa United 133-4 in 15.1 overs (Suhail 45, Sushil Kadam 35; Mudassir Ali 2-35).

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