Harris Shield: Shaikh three wickets sends Rizvi Springfield to semi-final

Updated: Dec 15, 2016, 10:48 IST | Subodh Mayure |

Farhaan's triple strikes help defending champions halt Swami Vivekanand, Borivli’s march as Suved Parkar's brilliant 147 off 115 balls goes in vain

Rizvi's Farhaan Shaikh (3rd from left) is congratulated by teammates after a wicket at Dadakar Maidan yesterday. Pic/Prakash Parsekar
Rizvi's Farhaan Shaikh (3rd from left) is congratulated by teammates after a wicket at Dadakar Maidan yesterday. Pic/Prakash Parsekar

Swami Vivekanand International School (Borivli) skipper Suved Parkar's 115-ball 147 went in vain after Rizvi Springfield's left-arm spinner Farhaan Shaikh claimed three wickets soon after tea to turn the tide in their favour and make it to the semi-finals of the MSSA-organised U-16 Harris Shield Elite group tie at Dadkar Maidan in Matunga yesterday.

Farhaan's wickets, which also included centurion Suved, helped defending champions Rizvi Springfield restrict Swami Vivekanand for 285, in reply to Rizvi's 312, and win the match by virtue of the first innings lead.

Swami Vivekanand's Suved Parkar scored 147 off 115 balls
Swami Vivekanand's Suved Parkar scored 147 off 115 balls

Resuming at the overnight score of 295 for eight, Rizvi managed to add another 17 runs to post 312 in the first innings. It was a closely contested game till Swami Vivekanand's skipper Suved almost took the match away with his gritty hundred which was studded with 17 fours and three sixes.

At tea, the Borivli team were 247 for five and needed another 65 to take the vital first innings lead. Suved was batting on 142 and giving him company was Devkaran Parmar on 19.

Akash Yadav of Rizvi picked up 4-65. Pic/Prakash Parsekar
Akash Yadav of Rizvi picked up 4-65. Pic/Prakash Parsekar

However, Farhaan, who was wicket-less till then came into the attack and rattled Suved's furniture with an arm ball. After that, he picked up two more wickets and along with medium pacer Akash Yadav, who earlier picked four for 65, put Rizvi on top.

Unbeaten 106 by Nabijaan
Nabijaan Ansari scored a scintillating unbeaten 106 to help Al-Barkaat MMI English School beat Swami Vivekanand International School (Kandivali) by virtue of their first innings lead and storm into the semi-finals at Islam Gymkhana.

Aasim Shaikh was the other notable contributor with 79. They stitched a fifth-wicket partnership of 148 as Al-Barkaat amassed 312 for eight in their first innings in reply to Swami Vivekanand's 234.

Manan, Pranav score tons
Don Bosco Matunga's Manan Kawale (101*) and Pranav Barge's (139*) brilliant hundreds and their unbeaten 243-run first wicket partnership went in vain as they lost to Balmohan Vidyamandir (Marathi) by virtue of the first innings lead at Elphinstone pitch, Oval Maidan.

Though Don Bosco batted brilliantly in the second innings they were bowled out for a paltry 159 in the first. Balmohan Vidyamandir in reply, posted 230 in the first innings to win the match by virtue of the first innings lead.

Hansraj sail to semis
Hansraj Morarji Public School (Andheri) made it to the semi-final by defeating Lilavati Poddar High School (Santacruz) on the first innings at Sydenham Ground, Oval Maidan.

Hansraj's off-spinner Ayush Sharma (5-34) and left-arm orthodox Aryan Sen (4-31) picked nine wickets between themselves to bowl out Lilavati for 97 in the first innings and take a 44-run lead. Hansraj declared their second innings at 189-6 and then reduced Lilavati to 74-4 in the second when the game ended.

Sumeir's super 202
Sumeir Zaveri's magnificent 202 helped Cathedral and John Connon beat IES Modern English School (Dadar) on the basis of the first innings lead. Sumeir, who was batting on 43 overnight, went on to get his double hundred off 266 deliveries and was studded with 20 hits to the fence.

Sumeir added 232 runs for the third wicket with Shreyas Saraf (85) as Cathedral and John Connon went on to declare their first innings after posting a mammoth 411 for nine in reply to IES Modern's paltry first innings total of 113. Parth Satwik was the pick of the IES Modern bowlers with six for 71.

Anurag's ton goes in vain
Anurag Nair's well-compiled 138 went in vain for IES New English School (Bandra) as they drew with Shardashram English School as their first innings was not completed. Aadarsh Patil's 111 helped Shardashram Vidyamandir put up 302 in their first innings and in reply, IES New English School notched up 279-8 when the match ended.

Additional reporting by Binaisha M Surti and Vivek Singh

Brief scores

> Rizvi Springfield (Bandra) 312 (Yash Salunkhe 68, Alsad Shaikh 64, Ayaz Khan 68; Yash Jathar 7-69) beat International School (Borivli) 285 (Suved Parkar 147, Rajsingh Deshmukh 37; Akash Yadav 4-65, Farhan Shaikh 3-72) on first inning lead of 27 runs

> Swami Vivekanand (Kandivali) 234 (Pranav Sanil 55, Sai Naidu 43, Rohit Shinde 44; Nabijaan Ansari 3-85) lost to Al-Barkat MMI (Kurla) 312-8 (Nabijaan Ansari 106*, Aasim Shaikh 79; Ganesh Masurkar 3-25) on 1st innings lead of 78 runs.

> Don Bosco (Matunga) 159 (Pranav Barge 35, Atharva Chavan 5-42, Shreyas Phatak 3-60) & 243-0 (Manan Kawale 101*, Pranav Barge 139*) lost to Balmohan Vidyamandir (Marathi) 1st Inngs 230 (Shreyas Phatak 95, Vijit Poojari 4-28, Pranav Barge 3-34) on 1st innings lead of 71 runs

> Hansraj Morarji High School (Andheri) 141 (Mitesh Pedankar 30; Abbas Karachiwala 4-67, Abhinav Chaudhary 4-31) and 189-6 (Aryan Sen 55*) beat Lilavati Podar (Santacruz) 97 (Ayush Sharma 5-34, Aaryan Sen 4-31) and 74-4 on 1st innings lead

> IES Modern English School (Dadar) 113 (Krish Shah 4-37, Sumeir Zaveri 3-33, Leron Samuel 3-41) and 66-1 lost to Cathedral and John Connon (Fort) 1st innings 411-9 (Sumeir Zaveri 202, Shreyas Saraf 85; Parth Satwik 6-71) on 1st innings lead of 298 runs

> Shardashram Vidyamandir (Eng) 302 (Adarsh Patil 111, Harshal Kharade 57, Sairaj Pawar 44; Shubham Kharat 5-65) draw IES New English School (Bandra) 279-8 (Anurag Nair 138, Palash Pawar 46; Kedar Sardesai 4-112).

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