ADIS, Bright Riders bounce back from first round blues

Published on May 5, 2016

Abu Dhabi Indian school and Bright Riders both bounced back after their opening round defeats in the UAE Xchange U12 Abu Dhabi School League conducted by the Abu Dhabi Cricket Council.

Akshay Talekar blasted 87 form 62 balls for ADIS to emerge winners by 133 runs over Gems Cambridge International while Bright Riders got the better of Model by 99 runs at the ADCC Nursery Ovals 1 and 2.

Talekar hit 10 fours and three sixes, and shared a 126-run stand for the third wicket with Gary Frank, who chipped in with 42 off 33 deliveries containing four boundaries.

Nikhil Menon stroked 33 not out and took four for eight from 3.2 overs to star in Bright Riders victory.

He arrived at the crease when his team was 63 for four in the 12th over and took their total 130 for seven. Model were bowled out for 35.

Vishnu Menon hit 64 not out in 53 balls to anchor The Cambridge High School to 149 for four and record a 22-run win over Emirates Future International for their second win in the competition.

Bhavan s too notched up their second win. Maharshi Joshi (37 not out) and Aakash Mahesh (30) shared a 74-run partnership for the fourth wicket for their team to put up 144 for five on the board. Al Yasmina in reply were 102 for six. Will Tweddle (40) and Omar Shakeel (27) shared an 89-run stand for the third wicket.

Scores in brief:

Abu Dhabi Indian School 201 for 6 in 20 overs (Akshay Talekar 87, Gary Frank 42, Anshul Sareili 2-17, Umair Ansar 2-22) bt Gems Cambridge International 68 all out in 18.5 overs (Om Shetty 2-5, Faraas Nadeem 2-6, Aniket Duggal 2-14). Man of the match-Akshay Talekar of ADIS.

Bright Riders 130 for 7 in 20 overs (Nikhil Menon 33 not out) bt Model School 35 all out in 11.4 overs (Nikhil Menon 4-8, Soorya Sathish 3-8, Sriram Sajeev 2-2). Man of the match-Nikhil Menon of Bright Riders.

The Cambridge High School 149 for 4 in 20 overs (Vishnu Menon 64 not out, Muzaffar Ahmed 2-20) bt Emirates Future International 128 for 7 in 20 overs (Tarun Sai 31 not out, Royce Regi 23). Man of the match-Vishnu Menon of Cambridge.

Bhavan s 144 for 5 in 20 overs (Maharshi Joshi 37 not out, Aakash Mahesh 30) bt Al Yasmina 102 for 6 in 20 overs (Will Tweddle 40, Omar Shakeel 27, Utkarsh Umesh 2-11). Man of the match-Maharshi Joshi of Bhavan''s.

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