Balla bowls Rizvi to a win in the MI Junior Cricket Tournament’20

Mumbai: Rizvi Springfield High School Bandra’s bowler Nishit Balla came up with a remarkable bowling performance to set up a comprehensive 10-wicket win for his team against Dhirubhai Ambani International School. Balla bagged a seven-wicket haul to skittle out the opponent team for just 39 runs in 11.2 overs in the U-14 Boys match of the Mumbai Indians Junior Cricket Tournament at Azad Maidan on Saturday.

Besides picking up wickets in a heap Balla kept things tight by giving just eigsht runs in his five overs. Dhirubhai batsmen could never recover from Balla’s regular jolts.

Rizvi chased down the target in just four overs with Awais Khan striking an unbeaten 24 and his opening partner Siddhant Rai remained unbeaten on 10.

In the U-16 Boys match at Azad Maidan, Aarush Patankar’ all-round show led IES New English School, Bandra to a five-wicket win over Don Bosco High School, Matunga.

Patankar first chipped in with two wickets with the ball to help in restricting Bosco to 160 all-out in 38.1 overs. He later struck a defiant 46 in 75 balls to help his School chase down the target in 36.2 overs after losing half of the side.

Brief Scores:

U-14 Boys:

New Era, Azad Maidan

Rizvi Springfield High School (Khar) 40/0 in 4 overs (Awais Khan 24*, Siddhant Rai 10*) beat Dhirubhai Ambani International School 39/10 in 11.2 overs, by 10 wickets.

Player of the Match: Nishit Balla of Rizvi Springfield High School (Khar)- 5 overs- 1 maiden- 8 runs- 7 wickets.

U-16 Boys:

Navroz CC. Azad Maidan

IES New English School (Bandra) 164/5 in 36.2 overs (Manan Bhatt 63*, Aarush Patankar 46) beat Don Bosco High School (Matunga) 160/10 in 38.1 overs, by 5 wickets.

Player of the Match: Aarush Patankar of IES New English School (Bandra) for scoring 46(75) and 2 wickets