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VN Sule Guruji through to quarterfinals

Onkar Jadhav (168 runs and three for 13) and Shreyas Kemkar's (106 and two for nine) fine all-round show helped IES V N Sule Guruji enter the quarter-finals of the Coca-Cola Cup U-16 inter-school cricket tournament with a 305-run win over IES Secondary School (Mulund) at Cross Maidan yesterday.


Shreyas KemkarĀ Onkar Jadhav at Cross Maidan yesterday. Pic/Atul
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The Dadar team scored 387-6 in the stipulated 45 overs before bundling out their Mulund rivals for a paltry 82 in 33.4 overs.

Onkar's knock included 19 fours and five sixes, while Shreyas hit 16 four and one six in 107 balls. Fifteen-year-old Onkar has had a satisfying school season this year, scoring 1047 runs and claiming 55 wickets in six tournaments. He is hungry for more.

"Despite me enjoying a great season, we can never forget the Harris Shield final defeat to Rizvi. We couldn't win the title, but I am hopeful that we will lift this Cup. And if we manage to beat Rizvi in the final, it would be doubly satisfying," Onkar told MiD DAY.

Sule Guruji skipper Shreyas who ably supported Onkar said, "I'm glad that we reached the quarter-final stage comfortably, but we should not forget that Rizvi is very much part of this tournament. They definitely pose a threat to us."

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