Harris Shield: Aaryan's eight is just great for Gundecha

Gundecha Education Academy's off-spinner Aaryan Shetty clinched eight Shardashram Vidyamandir English (Dadar) wickets to help his team win their Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA) boys U-16 Harris Shield cricket clash at the Oval Maidan yesterday.

Gundecha's Aaryan Shetty in action yesterday. Pic/Suresh KK
Gundecha's Aaryan Shetty in action yesterday. Pic/Suresh KK 

Aaryan's figures of 8-34 in 10.2 overs helped Gundecha bundle out the Dadar outfit for 106 runs and win the match by three wickets.

After Gundecha pacers Dev Jain and Khush Rathore were unable to get wickets, it was 12-year-old Aaryan who drew first blood in the form of Shardashram opener Vedant Murkar. He followed that up with another seven Shardashram scalps — Avishkar Kalambe (25), Rohan M (3), Abhishek Shirodkar (3), Tasyam Chavan (12), Vaibhav Ramane (10), Adesh Kesri (9) and Rohit Chaphekar (0).

Eshaan Tashiwal took the other two wickets of Mandar Kadam (12) and Yogesh Wagare (0). In reply, Gundecha were reeling at 27-5. It was middle order batsman Mihir Singvi who scored an unbeaten 46 to chase down the target.

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