Ayaz, Abhinav 244-run stand helps Rizvi beat Amulakh Amichand Vidyalaya
The left and right hand combination of Ayaz Khan and Abhinav Singh helped defending Elite Division champions Rizvi Springfield High School (Bandra) to a massive 351-run win over Shree Amulakh Amichand Vidyalaya (Matunga) in the boys U-14 Giles Shield qualifying match played at Azad Maidan yesterday.
Ayaz Khan (left) and Abhinav Singh pose after playing a stellar role in Rizvi Springfield High School's win over Shree Amulakh Amichand Vidyalaya (Matunga) in the Giles Shield U-14 match at Azad Maidan in Mumbai yesterday. Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi
Ayaz scored 136, while Abhinav racked in 124 as the duo added 244 runs for the second-wicket. Rizvi posted a huge total of 426-5 in 41 overs , while by Amulakh Amichand were bowled out for 75 runs.
After being put into bat, Rizvi suffered an early setback when they lost opener Shubham Mistry for 15 runs with the score on 21. That's when Ayaz walked into the middle and joined Abhinav and both started by rotating the strike.
However, as they got set, they played an aggressive game tearing apart the opposition bowling. Though Rizv lost Abhinav, it made no impact on Ayaz's momentum as he continued to attack and remained unbeaten.
Matunga school were awarded 72-run penalty for slow over-rate, which meant that the opposition finished at 426-5. Amulakh Amichand, in their chase never looked like being in the contest as they were bundled out for a paltry 75 with only Mitesh Jethva and Jainil Jain reaching double figures scoring 15 and 10 runs respectively.
The Matunga school were ripped apart by medium pacer Moin Khan, who took 4-22 including three maidens from his 12 overs. While off-spinner Faizan Rabbani scalped 4-12 from his 10 overs, which included six maidens.
Despite scoring a ton, Ayaz rued missing out on batting their entire quota of overs. "I am disappointed that I could not get to bat the entire 45 overs. We had four more overs and I could have easily got past 150," Ayaz said.
In another Giles Shield match, Shadab Khan hit 104, while Farhan Sheikh scored 51 as Anjuman-I-Islam Allana English School (Kurla) defeated St Xavier's Boys Academy (Churchgate) by 263 runs.
Anjuman scored 296. Shadab finished with figures of 3-12 as the Xaviers were bundled out for a paltry score of 33.
Rizvi Springfield High School: 426-5 (Ayaz Khan 136*, Abhinav Singh 124; Mitesh Jethva 2-51) beat Shree Amulakh Amichand Vidyalaya: 75 all out (Mitesh Jethva 15, Jainil Jain 10; Faizan Rabbani 4-12) by 351 runs