Giles Shield: Spinners superior in Super League

Updated: Jan 11, 2020, 08:30 IST | Subodh Mayure | Mumbai

In reply to Shardashram's 186, SVIS declared at 294 for three, thanks to Krish Kanavade's unbeaten 107 (15x4) and half-centuries from Krishna Patil (79) and Pranay Kapadiya (56)

SVIS (Borivli) spinner Rudra Tank at Shivaji Park yesterday
SVIS (Borivli) spinner Rudra Tank at Shivaji Park yesterday

At Shivaji Park Gymkhana, Swami Vivekanand International School's (Borivli) off-spinner Rudra Tank (7 for 18) helped his team beat Shardashram Vidyamandir (Dadar) by virtue of a first innings lead. Rudra, who claimed 6-36 in the first innings, returned with a match haul of 13 wickets. In reply to Shardashram's 186, SVIS declared at 294 for three, thanks to Krish Kanavade's unbeaten 107 (15x4) and half-centuries from Krishna Patil (79) and Pranay Kapadiya (56). Shardashram managed to avoid an outright defeat, scoring 81 for 8 at stumps.

At the Major Dadkar Maidan in Matunga, chasing VN Sule Guruji Vidyalaya's (Dadar) 260, Parle Tilak Vidyalaya (Vile Parle) were bundled out for 141, thanks to some disciplined bowling by left-arm spinners Dharsh Murkute (4-41) and Parth Ankolekar (2-24) and leg-spinner Niranjan Jaiswal (2-20). The Dadar outfit scored 114 for five in the second essay.

In another drawn game at the same ground, Abhigyan Kundu's patient 102 (14x4) helped Anjuman-I-Islam Allana English High School post 233-9 in reply to Swami Vivekanand International School's (Kandivli) first innings total of 185. For the Kandivli side, off-spinner Karthik Patankar claimed five for 73.

At Cross Maidan, Arya Gandhi's 63-run knock went in vain as Al Barkaat MMI's (Kurla) left-arm spinner Kavya Gori (4-46) and off-spinner Aryan Kumar (4-61) ensured Don Bosco were all out for 162, chasing the Kurla team's first innings score of 257.

In the first of the two-day semi-finals, Swami Vivekanand (Borivli) will take on Anjuman Islam at Parsee Gymkhana from Monday, while VN Sule Guruji will play defending champions Al Barkaat at Oval Maidan from Tuesday.

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