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Harris Shield: Tweaker Shreyans puts Al-Barkaat in a tizzy

Rizvi Springfield (Bandra) made a dramatic comeback on Day Two of the Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA) Under-16 Harris Shield Elite Division final against defending champions Al-Barkaat MMI (Kurla) at Azad Maidan yesterday after being bundled out for 210 on the opening day.

Rizvi Springfield's left-arm spinner Shreyans Bogar at Azad Maidan yesterday. Pic/Atul Kamble
Rizvi Springfield's left-arm spinner Shreyans Bogar at Azad Maidan yesterday. Pic/Atul Kamble

Riding on left-arm-spinner Shreyans Bogar's seven-wicket haul, the Bandra school bundled out the opposition for 163 in 63.4 overs — taking a vital first innings lead of 47 runs at the Sassanian CC ground.

Resuming the day at 28-1, Al-Barkaat's target was to take the first innings lead, but they were unable to do so as 15-year-old Shreyans sent back Rohit Varma (14), Satyendra Yadav (8), Altamash Khan (9), Kesar Singh Thapa (8), Sumit Singh (1), Meer Rizvi (29) and Rajesh Sardar (0).

The Rizvi batsmen found the going tough in their second innings as Al-Barkaat spinners — off-spinner Meer and left-arm spinner Rajesh claimed 3-40 and 2-38 respectively — to restrict Rizvi to 109-6 at stumps for an overall lead of 156 runs.

Rizvi 109-6 at stumps It is up to No 6 batsman Shoaib Siddique (33 not out) and Shreyans (3 not out) to steady the ship today.

Brief scores
Rizvi Springfield 210 & 109-6 (Shoaib Siddique 33*; Meer Rizvi 3-40, Rajesh Sardar 2-38) lead Al-Barkaat MMI 163 in 63.4 overs (Rehan Khan 37, Aasim Shaikh 30; Shreyans Bogar 7-56) by 156 runs

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