SVIS Borivali lift U16 Title to reign supreme in the MI Junior Cricket Tournament’20

Mumbai: Swami Vivekanand International School, Borivali reigned supreme in the Boys’ U-16 category of the Mumbai Indians Junior 2020 cricket tournament. The Inter-School giants outclassed IES New English School, Bandra by 88 runs in the final on Wednesday.

Pranay Kapadia scored a defiant 69 not out off 109 balls, leading SVIS to a fighting total of 180 all-out in 40 overs. Rudra Tank was the second-best contributor with 29 runs as the duo applied themselves well according to the situation to take SVIS to a fighting total.

Pranay Kapadiya SVIS, Borivali (1)
Pranay Kapadiya SVIS, Borivali 

 

IES New English fancied their chances before the second innings began but their batsmen couldn’t deliver in the big match. They could hardly put up a fight against some hostile bowling in helpful conditions. IES New English were eventually bowled out for 92 in 26.1 overs.

Kapadia emerged the player of the final for his gutsy batting display in testing conditions to lead his team to title triumph.

In the Boys’ U-14 semi-finals, Auwab Kunni of Rizvi Springfield High School, Bandra hammered an unbeaten ton to guide his school to a 13-run win over Swami Vivekanand International School (Kandivali).

Auwab Kunni
Auwab Kunni

Kunni made 106 not out in 98 balls to help Rizvi post a challenging total of 247/2 in 40 overs. In-form batsman Awais Khan supported Kunni with a crucial knock of 77 runs. SVIS Kandivali was in the chase for the bulk portion of their innings but the regular loss of wickets left them a mountain to climb and fell well short in the end.

In the U-16 Girls category, Shardashram Vidyamandir English School, Dadar set up a summit clash with St. Columba School, Gamdevi after an emphatic win in the semi-finals on Wednesday. Shardashram defeated IES Navi Mumbai High School by 48 runs while St. Columbia School thrashed Swami Vivekanand International School, Borivali by eight wickets.

Brief Scores:

U-16 Boys:

FINAL

Swami Vivekanand International School (Borivali) 180/10 in 40 overs (Pranay Kapadia 69*, Rudra Tank 29) beat IES New English School (Bandra) 92/10 in 26.1 overs, by 88 runs.

Player of the Match: Pranay Kapadia of Swami Vivekanand International School (Borivali) for scoring 69*(109).

“SVIS Founder and Director-Yogesh Patel speaking with Cricketgraph shared:

Yogesh Patel
Yogesh Patel

This year has been great for SVIS. First our Boys brought the prestigious Giles Shield Trophy home after a span of 14 years and now winning such a big tournament like Mumbai Indians U16 Junior Cricket Tournament where all the top schools of Mumbai had participated. The boys are working hard and performing really well, also thanks to our entire coaching staff who work hard on these young talents. There can’t be a better gift than such big wins to commemorate 25yrs of SVIS”

SVIS Team group photo
SVIS Team with Head Coach Dinesh Lad and SVIS Director Yogesh Patel
Pranav Kapadia -Man of the Match
Pranav Kapadia -Man of the Match

 

 

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