Sherwood, New Indian win big

Published: Thu 28 Apr 2011, 1:00 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 6:28 PM

Sherwood downed Emirates Future International Academy (EFIA) by eight wickets at the ADCC ground in Abu Dhabi.

EFIA won the toss and elected to bat. They were restricted to 123 all out in 22 overs, failing to play their entire allocation of 25 overs.

Captain Vaishakh topscored with 32 runs of 28 balls, and he was well supported by Mohammed Nasif, who chipped in with 15 runs off 21 balls.

For Sherwood Academy, the best bowling performance was that of Anirudh Sriram, who took 3-8 runs in 5 overs, including 2 maidens, while Maninderjeet Singh took 3-37 runs and Hathim Amir chipped in with 2-14 runs in 4 overs.

Sherwood Academy managed their run chase effectively and efficiently.

Max Way Player of the Match, captain Bikramjit Singh, topscored with 37 runs off 36 balls and Mohammad Riyan played his part well, with 25 runs off 28 balls.

Sherwood reached the target with 3 overs to spare, in the tournament organised under the aegis of the Sharjah Cricket Council.

Brief scores:Sherwood Private Academy Abu Dhabi bt Emirates Future International Academy Abu Dhabi: EFIA- 123 all out in 22 overs (Vaishakh: 32, Nasif 15, Anirudh Sriram 3-8, Maninderjeet Singh 3-37) Sherwood Private Academy 124-2 in 20.2 overs (Bikramjit Singh 37, Mohammed Riyan 25; Gaurav 1-12).

New Indian High School UAQ, outplayed St Mary’s Catholic School Dubai by 115 runs at the Maxway ground.

St Mary’s won the toss and elected to field. This did not prove to be a wise decision, since the opposing team reached 192-8 in their stipulated 25 overs, courtesy of opener Mohammed Usman, who dominated the bowlers from the very first ball, bludgeoning six four’s and two humongous sixers while blistering his way to 55 runs off 31 deliveries.

The other significant contributors were Rohit (21 off 23 balls), and Shah Jahan (30 off 26).

The only bowler, who was able to keep the UAQ lads quiet, was Player of the Match, Imaad Baig, who took 4 wickets in 5 overs, giving away 24 runs.

Chasing the tournaments highest total of 192 runs, St Mary’s did not handle the pressure well, as only Renaldi Dias could manage to get into double figures.

For New Indian, Rashid was the most successful bowler, taking 3-11.

Brief scores: NIHS UAQ 192-8 in 25 overs (Mohammed Usman 55, Shahjahan 30, Rohit 21-23; Imaad Baig 4-24) St Mary’s Catholic School Dubai 77 all out in 19.2 overs (Renaldi Dias 16; Mohammad Usman 3-11 runs) MSG player of the Match: Imaad Baig (4-24 runs).

By (KT Report)

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