Male' Sports beat Vyansa by 76 runs in the first match of the Sony Ericsson Cup today. Male' Sports won the toss of the match which was reduced to 20 overs a side due to rain. A fine batting performance by the top order batsman took Male' Sports to a compelling total of 166 for the loss of 3 wickets. Veteran Mohamed Nasir top scored with 33. Ali Niyaz 30, Ismail Nadeem 24, Fayyaz Ali 23 and Hassan Ibrahim 21 made valuable contributions.
Vyansa, faced an uphil task in overcoming the huge total. Fiery bowling from openers Hassan Ibrahim and Shafeeg did not help their cause. Hassan took 2 for 10 in 4 overs and Shafeeg 1 for 6 runs in 3 overs. In the end Vyansa lost 5 wickets in 20 overs for 90 runs.