DPS Dubai and Our Own Indian to clash in Al Sadiq-Nissan cricket final

Delhi Private School Dubai and Our Own Indian School, Dubai will clash in the final after scoring hard fought semi-final wins in the inaugural Al Sadiq Nissan Inter-school cricket tournament for boys Under-10 at the Al Sadiq ground on Thursday, according to a Press release.

The final will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Wednesday, February 20 at 9:00am. Nissan Middle East are the main sponsors while Arab Beverages, Wasmi Water, Al-Ain Water, Iffco Distribution Services & Crispo Food Company FZC are the co-sponsors.

DPS Dubai beat Gulf Asian English School in the semi-finals. — Supplied photo

In the semi-final matches played on Thursday, Vivek Aditya and Akshay Adur’s second-wicket partnership of 85 runs helped DPS, Dubai snatch a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Gulf Asian English School.

Batting first, after winning the toss, Gulf Asian set themselves well after compiling 89 runs for the loss of two wickets at the end of their allotted 12 overs. Ansh Tandon carried on his excellent form as he scored an unbeaten 63 off 37 balls containing a six and 11 boundaries.

In reply, DPS, Dubai suffered an early jolt when they lost their opener Vignesh Babu with just five runs on board. However, the duo of Vivek and Akshay not only rallied DPS, Dubai, but saw their team cruise home in just 8 overs and nine wickets to spare. Vivek entertained his fans with an unbeaten knock of 64, studded with 11 boundaries and a six during, off just 30 deliveries. On the other hand, Akshay gave Vivek good support with a crucial knock of 19 runs.

In the other semi-finals, Our Own Indian School, Dubai pulled off a narrow four-run win over Kindergarten Starters, Dubai.

Our Own Indian School, invited to bat, scored a competitive total of 70 runs for three wickets in 12 overs. Mohammed Yazid (16), Thejal P.Vinod (15) and Srinivas A. Gopinath (14) were among the batsmen to shine for Our Own Indian.

In reply, despite Devnash Shekhar’s fighting unbeaten knock of 29, Kindergarten Starters were left stranded after scoring 66 for three wickets at the end of their allotted 12 overs.

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