Varun and Karthik put up record 257

dubai — Varun Totadri and Karthik Dudeja of G Force Academy set up an unbeaten record opening wicket partnership of 257 runs in 20 overs in the Cricket For Care Under-15 Inter-Academy tournament conducted by the Dubai Cricket Council at 7he Sevens cricket grounds with support from Shyam Bhatia.

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Published: Wed 18 May 2011, 1:30 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Nov 2023, 9:19 AM

Totadri and Dudeja totally dominated the Sharjah Cricket Academy attack and scored at will and none of the eight bowlers tried by Sharjah could make any impact on these two fine batsmen. Varun Totadri scored a magnificient 147 runs in just 72 balls in which he hit a staggering twenty-six fours collecting 126 runs from boundaries.

Karthik also played a gem of a knock scoring 90 runs in 48 balls including thirteen fours and a six and both youngsters showed great application and maturity to put up an unbroken 257 runs partnership.


Sharjah Academy faced with a mammoth score were bowled out for 157 runs even as Dhruva Praveen 39, Majid Khan 37, and Shahjahan Khan with 34 runs played well for the Sharjah Academy but it was not enough.

Young Ahsan Ali of Emirates Cricket Training- Sharjah was another batsman to dazzle with a superb knock of 113 runs with the help of fifteen boundaries to steer his team to 219 runs against Max Way cricket Academy who found the going tough and were bowled out for 168 runs to lose by 51 runs.


Abdullah Khan of Young Talent Cricket Academy was unfortunate to miss his century but made short work of the target of 172 runs set by MCC Zayed Academy striking a quick 96 runs in 58 balls with the help of eighteen boundaries in the company of Mohammad Salman who was unbeaten with 43 runs to easily sail past the target of 172 runs built around Mohammed Riyan who made 45 runs for MCC Zayed.

Desert Cubs Cricket Academy continued their dominance with a big 150 run win over Unique cricket Training as most of their top order batsmen did well. Renaldi Dias and Nelukshan De Silva put on 92 runs for the first wicket with Renaldi making 77 runs in 48 balls with eight fours while Nelukshan hit a rapid fire 65 runs in 34 balls with eleven boundaries. Kulith Rabel then played a match winning knock making a whirlwind 85 runs in 38 balls hitting nine boundaries and he was well supported by young Zafri Zafardeen who struck a quick knock of 31 runs in seventeen balls with five fours.

Unique Cricket Training Centre did have a good start as the top order led by Ahmed Jamil did well but the latter order crumbled against the guiles of Atharva kavi and Shaun Silva who picked up two wickets each. Jamil made 35 runs, while Yash Harathi top scored with 41 runs while skipper Chintan Dhangaria contributed a precious 27 runs.

Brief scores (* indicates n.o.): Desert Cubs Cricket Academy beat Unique Cricket Training by 149 runs: Desert Cubs Cricket Academy 281 for 3 (Renaldi Dias 77, Nelukshan De Silva 65, Kulith Rabel 85, Zafri Zafardeen 31*, Faraz Jamil 1 for 14). Unique Cricket Training 132 for 7 (Ahmad Jamil 35, Yash Harathi 41, Chintan Dangaria 27, Nelukshan De Silva 2 for 18, Shaun Silva 2 for 6). Man of the Match: Kulith Rabel of Desert Cubs Cricket Academy.
Young Talent Cricket Academy beat Zayed Cricket Academy 9 wickets: Zayed Cricket Academy 172 for 5 (Mohammed Riyan 45*, Liam Karlsson 2 for 27, Ravi Raj 2 for 18) Young Talent Cricket Academy 176 for 1 (Abdullah Khan 96, Mohammed Salman 43*, Ahmod Nadeem 1 for 27). Man of the Match: Abdullah Khan of Young Talent Cricket Academy

ECT Sharjah beat Max Way CricketAcademy by 51 runs: ECT Sharjah 219 for 2 (Ahsan ali 113*, Hamza Ali 32*, Yash Shodan 1 for 17). Max Way Cricket 168 for 7 (Achuth Baiju 27, Ahsan Abbas 1 for 13, Tabis Naseem 1 for 18). Man of the Match: Ahsan Ali of ECT Sharjah

G Force Cricket Academy beat Sharjah Cricket Academy by 100 runs: G Force Cricket Academy 257 for no loss (Varun Totadri 147*, Karthik Dudeja 90*). Sharjah Cricket Academy 157 for 2 (Dhruva Praveen 39, Majid Khan 37, Shajahan Khan 34*, Karthik Dudeja 1 for 21). Man of the Match: Varun Totadri of G Force Cricket Academy.



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