IES School has been on a roll and they are certainly looking promising this year in both age group Under 14 and 17 Tournament. From Om Vadher and Jash Ganiga in under 17 now it is this 12yr old prodigy Manan Bhatt who has displayed a lot of maturity and temperament for his age. IES under 14 team rocking in the DSO under 14 tournament, Manan Bhatt is a 12 year old kid who is in Mumbai under 14 probables who is playing really well. The 2nd match against Gokuldham was a nail biting finish as the opponent (Gokuldham)had some big names in their team, real heavyweights of Mumbai under 14 probables. IES Batsman Manan & Nikhil made the difference at this tender age and they have shown solid maturity”
IES played 2matches on Tuesday, one vs Thakkur Vidya Mandir & the second one vs Gokuldham School at the MB Union Ground. Against Thakkur Vidya Mandir, IES were made to field first but they did a good job with the ball as they restricted the Thakkur boys to just 72/10 in 15 overs. Nikhil and Manan were the pick of the bowlers conceding just 11 runs between them while taking 2wkts each. In reply IES chased down the score in style in just 10.3 overs as their right handed opener Manan Bhatt single handedly took the game away with his swashbuckling 57* off 38balls(6fours, 3sixes). IES won that match by 7wkts and Manan was definitely the best performer of the match.
Their other match was against the promising Gokuldham School where IES won the toss and elected to bowl first. Batting first, Gokukdham was restricted to 87/7 in 15 overs where in opener Ronit scored a fighting 46(34b). From the bowling side, off spinner Manan was again the best bowler with 3/15 in 3 overs. IES again chased down the score comfortably and it was all-rounder Manan who again top scored for his team with a solid 48ball 36. IES won both the matches in a single day and top the table while Manan was the most impressive performer in both the matches with 93runs and 5wkts. Cricketgraph congratulates Manan while wishes all the boys luck for a great season ahead.