Dawood cracks whip
Green Bombay Urdu High School pacer’s first hat-trick of the season helps his side register huge 257-run win vs Sundutta High School on opening day
Green Bombay’s pacer Mohammad Dawood, who claimed seven wickets, against Sundutta School in the under-16 Harris Shield match at Shivaji Park yesterday. Pic/Suresh Karkera
Riding on a superb bowling effort by speedster Mohammad Dawood Zakir Hussain, Green Bombay Urdu High School (Kurla) bundled out Sundutta High School (Tardeo) for a mere 25 and registered a huge 257-run win on the opening day of the Mumbai Schools Sports Associations’ (MSSA) under-16 Harris Shield match at Shivaji Park yesterday. After winning the toss Sundutta High School put Green Bombay into bat, an opportunity which they grabbed with both hands. Green Bombay set a target of 282 for the loss of seven wickets in 45 overs. Ragib Ali (43), Manish Yadav (47), Aman Ansari (43) and Mohammad Sharik (49) were the highest scorers for Green Bombay, while Nazim Shaikh claimed four wickets for Sundutta.
Dawood’s fiery spell
However, Dawood’s spell was the game-changer. His spell of 7-11 included the first hat-trick of the season. Former Mumbai wicket-keeper and Green Bombay’s coach Zulfiqar Parkar was delighted with the performance of his wards. “These boys have been practising very hard and I am looking forward to winning other matches as well,” Parkar said.
Gopi Birla’s big win
In another match held at Oval Maidan, Walkeshwar’s Gopi Birla Memoral High School defeated Dadar’s Shardasharam Vidya Mandir (Marathi) by 233 runs. Grabbing the advantage of batting first, Gopi Birla posted 288 on the board with K Kadakia and Dhairya Patel scoring 52 and 30 respectively. However, Nisarg Patel (3-10) helped bowl out Shardashram Vidya Mandir for only 51. In a low-scoring match, Shardashram Vidya Mandir (English) school beat Campion School (27 all out) by seven wickets.
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