MS Helping Hand Sports Academy (MSHHSA) won the second match of the Sony Ericsson Cup by beating OFFU FC by 23 runs. MSHHSA won the toss and batted first. Their innings stuttered at the beginning with three of their star batsman out cheaply. Ahmed Kaleem played one of his trademark controlled innings to bring some credibility to MSHHA innings. He went on to score the tournament’s first century. He was eventually out in the penultimate over for112 runs. Youngsters Muaviath A. Ghani and Mihusan Hamid gave Kaleem good support. Another young player, Jilwaz Rasheed took 3 for 22 in 7 overs for OFFU FC.
The OFFU FC target was revised to 151 in 22 overs due to rain. Ali Suzain (not out 44 runs) and Adam Zameel (33 runs) played some determined shots but they ran out of overs after loosing 6 wickets in their run chase. Mohamed Saeed bowled a superlative spell for MSHHA, taking 4 wickets for just 17 runs in 5 overs.
In the next game of the tournament, Male’ Sports take on New Star on Friday.