Match 17 of the ACC Men’s Premier Cup 2023 saw Oman topple Saudi Arabia in a high-scoring match at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Wednesday (April 26). In the second game, the United Arab Emirates edged out Bahrain unscathed at the Mulpani Cricket Ground in Kathmandu.
Contributions from Oman’s top order helped the side racket to a total of 366 in his 50 overs. In response, Saudi Arabia continued to lose ground at regular intervals, falling behind its required run rate. Abdul Waheed and Saad Khan scored 95 and 78 respectively, but it wasn’t enough as they fell 72 runs short.
In the 18th match, Bahrain opted to bat first and their batsmen faltered as they were bowled out at 116 in 40.5 overs. Fifties from Vriitya Aravind and Rohan Mustafa helped the UAE pass the target comfortably with eight wickets in hand.
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Vriitya Aravind is in top form with the bat. The right-handed batsman from the United Arab Emirates has amassed 428 runs in four games at an average of 142.67. He snapped an unbeaten 62 against Bahrain to help his team finish the league stages on a winning note. Aravind sits at the top of the 2023 ACC Men’s Premier Cup Most Runs list.
Saudi Arabia’s Abdul Waheed played a fantastic shot against Oman. Chasing 367, Waheed led the charge with the bat at the top of the order. He hit 14 fours and a max and scored 95 of 86 balls before starting on the 30th. Waheed has taken his run tally to 255 in three outings and sits below Aravind.
jatinder singh of Oman was the top scorer in their win over Saudi Arabia. The lead batsman hit 88 off 79 balls, which included 11 fours and two sixes. Singh now has 220 runs to his name and will be eager to add more when he takes the field in the knockout stages of the competition.
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Aayan Afzal Khan of the United Arab Emirates has retained the top position in the most wickets list following the conclusion of the 18th match. The spinner was brilliant against Bahrain and finished with figures of 4/6 from his 10 overs, which they included seven maidens. He now has 12 wickets to his name and is at the top of the list for most wickets.
Oman’s Bilal Khan sits below Aayan on the list for most wickets for the ACC Men’s Premier Cup 2023. The left-arm pacer grabbed four wickets helping them defend 367 against Saudi Arabia. Bilal has now collected 11 wickets in four outings in the tournament and is a key member of the Omani side.
oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood he trails his teammate on the list for most wickets. Maqsood has taken eight wickets in four games at an average of 20.62. He is leading his team from the front and will look to contribute both with the bat and the ball in the semifinals.