DPS lads outclass Our Own, win cricket title

Delhi Private School, Dubai (DPS, Dubai) stamped their authority as they outclassed Our Own Indian School, Dubai by a massive eight-wicket margin to win the inaugural Al Sadiq Nissan Inter-school U-10 cricket final played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

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Published: Sat 23 Feb 2013, 12:53 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:53 AM

DPS, Dubai, in fact finished off their engagements on an unbeaten note, something which coach Prosanta Chanda accredited to sheer hard work. “I am very proud of my boys and the title win is the result of their hard work during the month-long training we have put in preparation for this tournament. Although I am happy to have won this title, I would like to focus on preparing the players for the future. I would also like to thank Rashmi Nandkeolyar, principal of DPS and Dinesh Kothari, Pro vice chairman, for their support.”

Prosanta singled out man of the final, Vivek Aditya, who also won the best batsman award and his bowlers Tarun Rangarajan, Pronit Kaul and Nilansh Keswani for their performances.

Delhi Private School captain receiving the trophy

It was a proud moment for the players from both sides to receive the trophy from former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis, who was the chief guest for the final. Batting first, under the overcast conditions, the Our Own Indian School batsmen were undone by some excellent bowling backed with some fine fielding by the DPS lads. Our Own in the end managed to put on 52 runs for nine wickets in 12 overs. The Our Own innings casue was not helped by three run outs effected due to some excellent fielding by the DPS lads. Thejal Paleri was the only Our Own Indian batsman to cross in to double figures with 22 runs.

Pronit and Tarun bowled a good line to keep the Our Own Indian batsmen under control. Pronit took two wickets for just two runs while Tarun bagged 2 wickets for 20. In reply, the DPS lads seized the opportunity with both hands as they raced home scoring 55 runs in just 5.5 overs while losing only two wickets. Opening batsman, Vivek did the bulk of the scoring with an explosive unbeanten 42 off just 19 balls. Akash (8) and Vignesh Babu (3 not out) rounded off the tally. Yazid ( 2 for 22) accounted for both the DPS wickets to fall.

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