Himanshu Bante’s scintillating knock of an unbeaten 55 runs in 34 balls led Shri Rajendra High School to a convincing nine-wicket win in Nagpur on Monday. The opening batsman’s aggressive half-century helped Rajendra chase 81 in just 10 overs against Jain International School in the Boys’ U-16 category of Mumbai Indians Junior Cricket Tournament at the Mecosabagh Ground.
Batting first, Jain International batsmen failed to apply themselves in search of a challenging total. They were bowled out for just 80 runs in 27 overs. Bante then made short work of the low chase to guide his team home along with Aniket Askar (16 not out) after losing just one wicket.
In the Boys’ U-14 category match at Kurvey’s Ground, Tejas Munjewar’s all-round effort wasn’t enough for GH Raisoni Vidyaniketan. He took six wickets to restrict Podar World School’s total to 168 all-out in 23.4 overs.
Munjewar played his part in the chase as well by scoring 30 runs of 23 balls but he didn’t get good support from the rest of his team-mates. GH Raisoni Vidyaniketan’s innings folded up for 116 runs in 23.2 overs, thereby handing Podar World School an emphatic 52-run win.
Munjewar however, walked away with ‘Player of the Match’ title for his outstanding performances despite ending in the losing team.
In another match in the Boys U-14 category, Ronit Sahare of New English High School took four wickets to star in his school’s 23-run win over SS International School at the Buddha Ground. Sahare’s disciplined bowling effort helped New English to defend a low total of 122/9 in 25.1 overs. SS International’s innings was restricted to 99 all-out in 17.4 overs.
Shri Rajendra High School 81/1 in 10 overs (Himanshu Bante 55*, Aniket Askar 16*) beat Jain International School 80/10 in 27 overs, by 9 wickets.
Player of the Match: Himanshu Bante of Shri Rajendra High School for scoring 55 runs off 34 balls (not out)
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Gaikwad Patil International School 52/0 in 3.5 overs (Swayash Jaiswal 38*, Hrishikesh Bhogade 11*) beat GH Raisoni Vidyaniketan 49/10 in 17.4 overs, by 10 wickets.
Player of the Match: Hrishikesh Bhogade of Gaikwad Patil International School for scoring 11 runs off 11 balls (not out) and taking 3 wickets.
The South Public School 215/9 in 40 overs (Aryan Pardhi 49, Mihir Tikale 40) beat TBRANS Mundle Eng. Med. School 175/8 in 40 overs, by 44 runs.
Player of the Match: Mihir Tikale of The South Public School for scoring 40 runs and taking 1 wicket.
Podar World School 168/10 in 23.4 overs (Athar Khan 70, Shreyas C 15*) beat GH Raisoni Vidyaniketan 116/10 in 23.2 overs, by 52 runs.
Player of the Match: Tejas Munjewar of GH Raisoni Vidyaniketan for scoring 30 runs off 23 balls and taking 6 wickets.
New English High School 122/9 in 25.1 overs (Krish Hargude 20, Samarth Jarit 8) beat SS International School 99/10 in 17.4 overs, by 23 runs.
Player of the Match: Ronit Sahare of New English High School for taking 4 wickets.
Narayana Vidyalayam (Wardha Road) 101/2 in 12.1 overs (Ayush Kumar 67*, Shorya Agnihotri 10*) beat The CDS School (Subhash Nagar) 100/10 in 33.2 overs, by 8 wickets.
Player of the Match: Ayush Kumar of Narayana Vidyalayam (Wardha Road) for scoring 67 runs off 40 balls (not out)
Somalwar High School 161/6 in 40 overs (Karan Upadhyay 53*, Lavanya Pujari 29) beat Saraswati Vidyalaya High School 108/10 in 33.1 overs, by 53 runs.
Player of the Match: Sahil Panke of Somalwar High School for scoring 23 runs and taking 3 wickets.