MI Junior: Shrihann, Sabyasachi, Laksh and others shine for their teams

By Mumbai Indians

Shrihann Haridaass, Sabyasachi Mahapatra, Laksh Verma and others produced match-winning performances for their respective teams in the MI Junior Inter-School Cricket Tournament on Wednesday.

Shrihann Haridaass (115* off 102) smashed an unbeaten ton to steer Parag English School (Bhandup) to 4-wicket victory against Sharadashram Vidyamandir English School (Dadar) in a thrilling MI Junior Round of 32 game that went right down to the wire.

Batting first, Sharadashram racked up a decent total of 221-8, thanks to a half-century by Omkar Bhaide (60 off 57). In reply, Shrihann was the architect of the run-chase, scoring an exceptional ton to win the game for Parag English in the very last over, in what was a nail-biting finish.

Meanwhile, Sabyasachi Mahapatra’s all-round brilliance fired Vibgyor High (Malad East) to the Round of 16.

Sabyasachi (5-22) wreaked havoc with the new ball, taking an outstanding 5-wicket haul to dismantle opponents Vibgyor Roots and Rise (Malad) for a paltry 94 runs in another Boy's match. With the bat, Sabyasachi scored an unbeaten 48 to steer Vibgyor High to a comfortable 7-wicket victory.

Elsewhere, left-arm pacer Laksh Verma’s (5-10) heroics with the ball led VPMS Vidyamandir (Dahisar East) to a 136-run win against Yashodham High School (Goregaon) in another match of U-14 category.

After being restricted to just 183 runs in 40 overs, VPMS Vidyamandir were under immense pressure but Laksh rose to the occasion and bagged a five-for to knock over Yashodham High for a measly 47 runs.

In another U-14 game, Aarav Badlani starred with bat and ball to guide Vibgyor High School ICSE (Goregaon) to a 95-run victory against Bombay Scottish (Mahim).

Opting to bat first, Vibgyor High notched up a total of 199 runs, thanks to Aarav’s brisk 50 off just 41 balls.

Riding high on confidence after his half-century, Aarav took the new ball and destroyed Bombay Scottish’s top order with a stellar 5 wicket-haul (5-31). Rishyant Gala (4-12) cleaned up the tail to finish the job.

Lakshya Bajpai's sensational fifer (5-22) led Modern English School Chembur to a convincing 10-wicket win over R. V. Nerker Secondary, who were bowled out for paltry 65 runs in another U-14 match. Apart from Lakshya, Kanav Saini (51*) was the other top-performer for the Modern English School team.

Riding on brilliant performances of Daivik Save (3-23) and Vedant Nirmal (31*), Swami Vivekanand International School, Borivali thrashed St Paul High School (Dadar) by 10 wickets after bowling them out for just 64 runs in U-14 Boy's match.  

Meanwhile, Swapnik Waghdhare's impressive fifty helped Sane Guruji English Medium School (Dadar) chased down the target of 126 with ease against Pawar Public School (Bhandup) in another U-14  match. Before Swapnik fifty, Aryan Kadam sensational 4-4 led the foundation for Sane Guruji team's win.

Vedant Gore's all-round performance (2-21 and 16) led Anjuman Islam English School (CST) to three-wicket win over Al Barkat English School (Kurla), who were bowled for 104. Apart from Gore,  Zaid Khan (3-19) also had an impressive outing for the Anjuman team.

Riding on Harsh Nadkar's superb all-round show (2-17 and 56), KC Gandhi English School (Kalyan) beat Podar International School CBSE (Powai) by 8 wickets in another Boy's U-14 match. Apart from Harsh, Kalpesh Mishra also hit a fine fifty (67*) in a run chase of 152 runs.  

Yatharth Yadav's impressive outing with both bat and ball led Swami Vivekanand International School (Kandivali) to 123 run-win over Vasant Vihar High School 119, who were bowled out for 119 runs.

Brief Scores:

U-14 BOYS (Round of 32)

  1. V. Nerker Secondary 65 all out in 24.5 overs (Lakshya Bajpai 5-22) lost to Modern English School Chembur 66/0 in 8.5 overs (Kanav Saini 51*).

Player of the match- Lakshya Bajpai

St Paul High School (Dadar) 64 all out in 26.2 overs (PREM SAWANT 21; Daivik Save 3-23) lost to Swami Vivekanand International School, Borivali 67/0 in 6 overs (Vedant Nirmal 31*).

Player of the match- Daivik Save

Pawar Public School (Bhandup) 125 all out in 29.2 overs (VEDANT PEDNEKAR 35; Aryan Kadam 4-4) lost to Sane Guruji English Medium School (Dadar) 126/1 in 7.5 overs (Swapnik Waghdhare 72).

Player of the match- Swapnik Waghdhare

Vibgyor Roots and Rise (Malad) 94 all out in 20.1 overs (ARHAM JAIN 33; SABYASACHI MAHAPATRA 5-22) lost to Vibgyor High (Malad East) 95/3 in 14.1 overs (SABYASACHI MAHAPATRA 48*).

Player of the match- SABYASACHI MAHAPATRA

Al Barkat English School (Kurla) 104 all out in 25.4 overs (Shaurya Patil 25; Zaid Khan 3-19, Vedant Gore 2-21) lost to Anjuman Islam English School (CST) 105/7 in 23 overs (Laxman Vishwakarma 27, Vedant Gore 16; Saif Khan 3-22).

Player of the match- Vedant Gore

Vibgyor High School ICSE (Goregaon) 199 all out in 36 overs (Aarav Badlani 50; Athang Khanolkar 3-40) beat Bombay Scottish (Mahim) 104 all out in 25.1 overs (Amogh Revankar 32; Aarav Badlani 5-31, Rishyant Gala 4-12).

Player of the match- Aarav Badlani

Sharadashram Vidyamandir English School (Dadar) 221/8 in 39 overs (Omkar Bhaide 60; Arjun Kadam 2-16) (including 11 penalty runs) lost to Parag English School (Bhandup) 222/6 in 39.3 overs (Shrihann Haridaass 115*; Manas Jadhav 2-30).

Player of the match- Shrihann Haridaass

Podar International School CBSE (Powai) 151 all out in 35 overs (Moksh Shah 32; Harsh Nadkar 2-17) lost to KC Gandhi English School (Kalyan) 152/2 in 21.1 overs (Kalpesh Mishra 67*, Harsh Nadkar 56)

Player of the match- Harsh Nadkar

VPMS Vidyamandir (Dahisar East) 183/8 in 40 overs (Jash Nayak 34*, Darsh Thesia 31; DAKSH WAGHMARE 2-27) beat Yashodham High School (Goregaon) 47 all out 11.3 overs (Laksh Verma 5-10)

Player of the match- Laksh Verma

Swami Vivekanand International School (Kandivali) 242 all out in 30.3 overs (Vedant Patil 68, Yatharth Yadav 66; Pratham Patel 4-38) beat Vasant Vihar High School 119 all out in 26.2 overs (Vedant Chavan 52; Avadhut Rawool 3-17, Yatharth Yadav 2-20)

Player of the match- Yatharth Yadav