Indian School down Model for U-12 title

Chasing 121 put up on the board by The Model, the two openers set about their chase in clinical style in under 13 overs to set the platform for their team’s thumping victory at the Shaikh Zayed stadium.



Dubai — Sailles Jaishankar and Arran Fernandes shared a century stand to power Abu Dhabi Indian School to a nine-wicket triumph over The Model School and emerge champions in the UAE Exchange Centre Abu Dhabi inter-school under 12 tournament.

The Abu Dhabi Indian School team with guest of honour K.Baiju, area head, UAE Exchange Centre; Qazi Ayub, tournament director; and Shahnawaz Hakim, operation manager, Abu Dhabi Cricket Council. — Supplied photo

Chasing 121 put up on the board by The Model, the two openers set about their chase in clinical style in under 13 overs to set the platform for their team’s thumping victory at the Shaikh Zayed stadium.

Jaishankar hit half-a-dozen fours in a top score of 56 in 45 balls while his opening partner Fernandes, 43 not out off 40 balls (4X4’s), saw his team through with Nathan D’Mello, who smashed the first ball he faced to the mid-wicket fence for six to complete the win.

D’Mello took two early wickets and Rohin Bajaj provided another double blow to have The Model struggling at 28 for four.

Abdul Hannan (28), the opener, and Faheem Abdul Salam (25) added 45 for the fifth wicket. Nooran Thakur, in his second spell, provided the breakthrough by getting one through Hannan’s defence.

The U-12 final was the third of the four age group competitions sponsored by UAE Exchange Centre and conducted by the Abu Dhabi Cricket Council in association with the Emirates Cricket Board.

The Cambridge High School won the U-19 title for the fourth successive year and Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Pakistan School emerged winners of the U16’s.

The champions U12 Abu Dhabi Indian School: Nooran Thakur (Captain), Sailles Jaishankar, Arran Fernandes, Nathan D’Mello, Alston D’Mello, Akshay Talekar, Saif Patel, Rohin Bajaj, Hardik Choudhary, Shashwat Dash, Artik Bhat, Aniketh Duggal. SB Dey, coach/master in charge.


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