Prithvi Shaw powers Rizvi to U-16 Cup triumph

All-rounder Prithvi Shaw scored a magnificent ton to help Rizvi Springfield register a 66-run victory over Anjuman-I-Islam English (CST) in the U-16 inter-school Coca Cola Cup final at Islam Gymkhana yesterday.

Rizvi's Prithvi Shaw shows off his man of the series and man of the
match trophies at Islam Gymkhana yesterday. Pic/Suresh KK

Prithvi, whose brilliant performances in the tournament helped his team clinch the Mumbai leg of the tournament, was named the  man of the match for his 110-run knock (13x4, 1x6).

Prithvi, who was adjudged man of the series for his overall performance of 225 runs and six wickets, said: "I had a great season. It was indeed satisfying to help my team lift the fourth title in the U-16 this season." Rizvi also won the Harris Shield, Khichadia Trophy and Ghosh Trophy this season.

Earlier, Rizvi posted 245-7 in the stipulated 40 overs, after winning the toss and electing to bat. Rizvi spin duo Sidak Singh (2-25) and Salman Khan (2-43) then bundled out Anjuman for 179 in 35.4 overs. Mehboob Shaikh (71) was the highest scorer for Anjuman.

Rizvi Springfield was awarded a cash prize of R50,000, while runners-up Anjuman I-Islam was awarded R35,000. Rizvi skipper Armaan Jaffer was named the best batsman of the tournamen while IES Raja Shivaji's Laxman Manjrekar was adjudged best bowler.

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