Giles Shield: Al-Barkaat's Ankit and Himanshu are partners in prime

Feb 09, 2017, 07:52 IST | Binaisha M Surti

Al-Barkaat's Ankit and Himanshu score half-centuries to put their school in command against IES VN Sule Guruji on Day Two of U-14 Giles Shield final

Al-Barkaat's Himanshu Singh after scoring an unbeaten 79 against IES VN Sule Guruji on Day Two of MSSA-organised Giles Shield final at the MCA-BKC ground yesterday. Pic/Binaisha M Surti

Ankit Yadav and Himanshu Singh showed their class and temperament to help Al-Barkaat MMI English School (Kurla) post 276 against IES VN Sule Guruji School (Dadar) on Day Two of the Mumbai School Sports Association-organised Giles Shield Elite Division final at the Mumbai Cricket Association-Bandra Kurla Complex ground yesterday. Ankit top-scored with 88 while Himanshu was unbeaten on 79 as the Kurla outfit dominated the Dadar school.

Ankit Yadav. Pic/Binaisha M Surti

In the morning session, Ankit displayed a variety of strokes before Atharva Bhosale bowled him. Then, Himanshu along with partner Anurag Singh (24), stitched a 72-run partnership for the ninth wicket before the Kurla outfit were bowled out for 276.

VN Sule Guruji's Atharva Bhosale, who bagged seven wickets. Pic/Binaisha M Surti

For VN Sule, Atharva finished with figures of seven for 96. The Dadar school ended the day on 32-5 off 33 overs in their second innings. Al-Barkaat's left-arm spinner Anurag Singh ended the day with four for 16.

Brief scores

IES VN Sule Guruji 86 & 35-5 (Tanush Bidkar 14*, Anurag Singh 4-16) vs Al-Barkaat 276 (Ankit Yadav 88, Himanshu Singh 79*, Atharva Bhosale 7-96)

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