Shivam Joshi missed a chance to do a perfect ten but he left his mark with a remarkable performance by bagging a nine-wicket haul in the Boys Under-16 match of the Mumbai Indians Junior Cricket Tournament at the Gurunanak Ground in Nagpur on Friday.
Joshi of Podar International led his team to a 10-wicket victory against Prerna Public School. His rare feat helped Podar School to bowl out Prerna batsmen for just 37 runs in 6.3 overs. Podar knocked off the target in just 3.2 overs with both openers Palash Kanoje (19) and Anurag Dixit (13) returning unscathed.
Elsewhere, Pratham Maheshwari’s all-round performance led Centre Point School Katol Road to massive a 399-run win over MKH Sancheti Public School. Maheshwari scored 114 runs off 40 balls to guide his side to a mammoth total of 514/5 in 40 overs and later took three wickets to help Centre Point bowl out their opponents for 115 runs.
In the Under-14 Boys category, Sachin Pal of Sandipani School, Hazaripahad scored 101 runs off 75 balls and later grabbed a crucial wicket to star in his team’s 196-run win over Kurvey’s New Model Public School.
Podar Int’l School 38/0 in 3.2 overs (Palash Kanoje 19*, Anurag Dixit 13*) beat Prerna Public School37/10 in 6.3 overs, by 10 wickets.
Player of the Match: Shivam Joshi of Podar International School for taking 9 wickets.
Centre Point School (Katol Road) 514/5 in 40 overs (Harsh Gajbhiye 131, Pratham Maheshwari 114) beat MKH Sancheti Public School 115/10 in 16.4 overs, by 399 runs.
Player of the Match: Pratham Maheshwari of Centre Point School (Katol Road) for scoring 114 runs off 40 balls and taking 3 wickets
Centre Point School (Wardhaman Nagar) 195/6 in 40 overs (Krishna Kela 59*, Chinmay Nimbalkar 53) beat The Swaminarayan School 150/10 in 30.5 overs, by 45 runs.
Player of the Match: Chinmay Nimbalkar of Centre Point School (Wardhaman Nagar) for scoring 53 runs and taking 4 wickets.
MS Dhoni Ground
Podar World School gets a walkover
[New Apostolic English High School]
School of Scholars 128/6 in 18.5 overs (Prasad Kawadkar 41, Piyush Tiwari 17) beat Shree Convent & High School 127/10 in 30.1 overs, by 4 wickets.
Player of the Match: Prasad Kawadkar of School of Scholars for scoring 41 runs off 39 balls and taking 3 wickets.
The South Public School 392/6 in 33 overs (Piyush Thakre 87*, Sarthak Magar 63) beat MKH Sancheti Public School 70/9 in 11.2 overs, by 322 runs.
Player of the Match: Sarthak Magar of The South Public School for scoring 63 runs off 34 balls and taking 3 wickets.
The Swaminarayan School 239/5 in 40 overs (Ishan Khodke 91*, Mohit Borkar 51) beat K John Public School 80/10 in 19 overs, by 159 runs.
Player of the Match: Ishan Khodke of The Swaminarayan School for scoring 91 runs (not out) and taking 2 wickets.
Sandipani School (Hazaripahad) 300/8 in 40 overs (Sachin Pal 101, Dev Nigam 72) beat Kurvey’s New Model Public School 104/10 in 28.2 overs, by 196 runs.
Player of the Match: Sachin Pal of Sandipani School (Hazaripahad) for scoring 101 runs off 75 balls and taking 1 wicket.
Nelco Match No. 1
Shri Rajendra High School 25/1 in 4 overs (Vaidehi Pandhare 7*, Akshara Itankar 3*) beat Somalwar High School (Moumiya) 24/10 in 8.1 overs, by 9 wickets.
Player of the Match: Kashish Agare of Shri Rajendra High School for taking 4 wickets.
Nelco Match No. 2
The South Public School 137/10 in 23.4 overs (Sharayu Shendre 29, Bhargavi Asole 22) beat Siddheshwar Vidyalaya 84/10 in 22.2 overs, by 53 runs.
Player of the Match: Arya Paulkar of The South Public School for bowling 2 maiden overs and 3 wickets.