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MI Junior Cricket Tournament Day 9: Bowlers continue to dazzle as Under-16 Boys category gets underway

Adwait Rane shone with the ball on the inaugural day of the Under-16 Boys category in the ongoing Mumbai Indians Junior Cricket Tournament. The Don Bosco High School, Matunga bowler took a five-wicket haul to set up an easy nine-wicket win for his school over Seven Square Academy, Mira Road at Young Zoroastrian, Azad Maidan on Thursday.

Rane’s devastating spell was too hot to handle for the Seven Square batsmen who looked shaky from the start. The team eventually folded up for 51 runs in 18.3 overs. Chasing a low score was never going to be a problem for the much-fancied Don Bosco batting line-up and they did it with ease by reaching 55 in just 5.2 overs after losing one wicket, with Naman Jhawar top-scoring with 20. Aniket Singh remained unbeaten on 14. Rane walked away with the ‘Player of the Match’ title.

In another match of the same category, Shashvat Kapoor came out all guns blazing to finish with 106 runs of just 71 balls and guide VK Krishna Menon Academy to a mammoth 249 runs victory over Saraswati Vidyalaya, Thane at the RTO pitch. Kapoor’s blitzkrieg helped VK Krishna to amass 333/5 in the stipulated 40 overs. Sumit Singh also chipped in with 49 runs. Later, Player of the Match, Satyam Yadav's five-wicket haul played a key role in bundling out Saraswati Vidyalaya batting line-up for a mere 84 runs in 31.1 overs.

At Shivaji Park, in the U-14 Boys category, Bombay Scottish's Aarav Desai took an eight-wicket haul to star in a 293-run victory for Bombay Scottish School, Mahim over St. Joseph's High School, Panvel. Desai bowled his team to victory as the St. Joseph's batsmen couldn’t handle the pressure of chasing a stiff target of 340 and were bowled out for paltry 46 in 11.2 overs. Earlier, Bombay Scottish batsmen made 339/3 in 33 overs with Aarnav Mhambrey scoring 67 and Anirudh Shelke contributing 35.

The bowler-dominated day reflected in the U-16 Girls category as well. Sarah Samir's hat-trick handed Shardashram Vidyamandir, Dadar a 9-wicket win over St. Anne's High School, Vasai. Meanwhile, Adwita Gaonkar of St. Francis Xavier High School, Kanjumarg guided her team to victory over Anjuman-I-Islam Mustafa Fakih High School, Turbhe with a clinical five-wicket haul.

Brief Scores:

U-16 Boys:

Young Zorastrain, Azad Maidan

Don Bosco High School (Matunga) 55/1 in 5.2 overs (Naman Jhawar 20, Aniket Singh 14*) beat Seven Square Academy (Mira Road) 51/10 in 18.3 overs, by 9 wickets.

Player of the Match: Adwait Rane of Don Bosco High School (Matunga) for taking 5 wickets.

RTO, Azad Maidan

VK Krishna Menon Academy 333/5 in 40 overs (Shashvat Kapoor 106, Sumit Singh 49) beat Saraswati Vidyalaya (Thane) 84/10 in 31.1 overs, by 249 runs.

Player of the Match: Satyam Yadav of VK Krishna Menon Academy for taking 5 wickets.

New Era, Azad Maidan

RV Nerkar Secondary School (Vasai) 152/2 in 27.3 overs (Ritish Patil 71, Chaitanya Shedge 59) beat Hiranandani Foundation School (Thane) 151/8 in 32 overs, by 8 wickets.

Player of the Match: Ritish Patil of RV Nerkar Secondary School (Vasai) for scoring 71 runs off 78 balls

Times of India, Azad Maidan

Vasant Vihar High School 46/1 in 7.4 overs (Soham Keer 16*, Krishna Singh 13*) beat SVKM JV Parekh (Vile Parle) 45/10 in 14.3 overs, by 9 wickets.

Player of the Match: Pyarelal Chauhan of Vasant Vihar High School for taking 5 wickets.

Sassanian, Azad Maidan

Rizvi Springfield High School (Khar) 65/1 in 11.5 overs (Siddhant rai 37*, Roshan kanojia 21*) beat Oxford Public School (Kandivali) 63/10 in 24.3 overs, by 9 wickets.

Player of the Match: Shaun Dcosta for taking 4 wickets.

Parsee Cyclist, Azad Maidan

St. Stanisclaus High School (Bandra) 216/2 in 37.2 overs (Arjun Jaiswal 118, Amman Pervez 52*) beat Abhinav Vidyamandir (Borivali) 215/9 in 40 overs, by 8 wickets.

Player of the Match: Arjun Jaiswal of St. Stanisclaus High School (Bandra) for scoring 118 off 121 balls.

Navroz, Azad Maidan

IES New English School (Bandra) 131/2 in 20.3 overs (Manan Bhatt 48*, Yash Rajan 42*) beat VPM Vidyamandir (Dahisar) 130/10 in 39.2 overs, by 8 wickets.

Player of the Match: Manan Bhatt of IES New English School (Bandra) for scoring 48 off 44 balls (not out)

Elphinstone, Azad Maidan

Chhatrabhuj Narsee School (Vile Parle) 98/2 in 14.2 overs (Hriday Mehta 67*, Vihaan Mehta 22*) beat DG International School (Thane) 97/8 in 34.2 overs, by 8 wickets.

Player of the Match: Hriday Mehta of Chhatrabhuj Narsee School (Vile Parle) for scoring 67 runs off 38 balls (not out)

U-14 Boys:

Shivaji Park Gymkhana, Shivaji Park

Bombay Scottish School (Mahim) 339/3 in 33 overs (Aarnav Mhambrey 67, Anirudh Shelke 35) beat St. Joseph's High School (Panvel) 46/10 in 11.2 overs, by 293 runs.

Player of the Match: Aarav Desai of Bombay Scottish School (Mahim) for taking 8 wickets.

BMC, Shivaji Park

Shardashram Vidyamandir (Dadar) 38/1 in 4.2 overs (Mridul Bhushan 14*, Ishan Patkar 6) beat I.E.S School (Bhandup) 35/10 in 21.2 overs, by 9 wickets.

Player of the Match: Aviral Dubey of Shardashram Vidyamandir for taking 5 wickets.

Bengal Club, Shivaji Park

Vibgyor High (Malad E) 203/1 in 27 overs (Aditya Vishwakarma 100*, Aradhya Somani 65*) beat Vibgyor Roots & Rise (Malad) 202/9 in 36 overs, by 9 wickets.

Player of the Match: Aditya Vishwakarma of Vibgyor High (Malad E) for scoring 100 (not out) off 71 balls.

Bharat C.C., Shivaji Park

Al Barkat Malik Muhammed Islam English School (Kurla) 7/0 in 0.3 overs (Yaseen Mohammad 4*, Asif Khan 1*) beat Next School (Mulund) 6/10 in 7.4 overs, by 10 wickets.

Player of the Match: Affan Kazi of Al Barkat Malik Muhammed Islam English School (Kurla) for taking 5 wickets.

Young Maharashtra, Shivaji Park

Yashodham High School (Goregaon) 151/7 in 30 overs (Vedant Shinde 35*, Dewang Joshi 26) beat Pawar Public School (Bhandup) 146/8 in 28 overs, by 5 runs.

Player of the Match: Aryan Dhure of Yashodham High School (Goregaon) for taking 3 wickets and scoring 23 runs.

Central Railway, Shivaji Park

IES Digambar Patkar Vidyalaya (Dadar) 292/3 in 31 overs (Aditya Manjre 112, Suyash Shinde 48*) beat Ryan International School (Nerul) 70/10 in 14.2 overs, by 222 runs.

Player of the Match: Aditya Manjre of IES Digambar Patkar Vidyalaya (Dadar) for scoring 112 (88).

Kamath Memorial, Shivaji Park

Sulochanadevi Singhania (Thane) 232/4 in 34 overs (Raj jain 106*, Taksh upreti 67) beat Blossom ST High School (Marine Lines) 114/10 in 31 overs, by 118 runs.

Player of the Match: Raj Jain of Sulochanadevi Singhania (Thane) for scoring 106*(139).

Govt. Law Oval, Oval

KC Gandhi English School (Kalyan) 228/6 in 40 overs (Paryh Mhatre 54*, Hritik Pandey 51) beat Billabong High International School (Thane) 77/10 in 24.2 overs, by 151 runs.

Player of the Match: Gautam Sathe of KC Gandhi English School (Kalyan) for scoring 34 runs and taking 3 wickets.

U-16 Girls:

Worli Sports Club Match no. 1

Shardashram Vidyamandir (Dadar) 23/1 in 3 overs (Samiksha Bangal 14, Nirmiti Rane 6*) beat St. Anne's High School (Vasai) 22/10 in 10.2 overs, by 9 wickets

Player of the Match: Sarah Samir of Shardashram Vidyamandir (Dadar) for taking 4 wickets, including a hat-trick.

Worli Sports Club Match no. 2

St. Francis Xavier High School (Kanjurmarg) 31/0 in 3.1 overs (Sefali Wakkar 10, Valshnavi Palav 8) beat Anjuman-I-Islam Mustafa Fakih High School (Turbhe) 29/3 in 10.3 overs, by 10 wickets.

Player of the Match: Adwita Gaonkar of St. Francis Xavier High School for taking 5 wickets.