Figy hits century, Jaishankar takes five to script easy win for ADIS
Published on Nov 8, 2016
Jonathan Figy seems to have picked up from where he left last season. He slammed an unbeaten century to script Abu Dhabi Indian School a 144-run win over Model in their opening game of the UAE Xchange U19 Abu Dhabi School League.
The left-handed batsman scored over 2,000 runs in all competitions last season and made it to the UAE U19 national team for the ICC U10 World Cup Qualifier Asia Division Two in Kuala Lumpur in September.
Figy smashed 113 not out off 72 balls, highlighted by 18 fours and a couple of sixes, and shared a 119-run stand for the opening wicket with Akhilesh Ramesh (48) for ADIS to amass 214 for one.
Model in reply were shot out for 70 with Sailles Jaishankar doing most of the damage at the Abu Dhabi Cricket Council Nursery Oval-2.
The medium pacer struck thrice in his opening spell to leave Model reeling at four wickets for eight runs, and wrapped up the inning in his second spell to return with excellent figures of 4-1-8-5.
The Cambridge High School eased to a nine-wicket win over New Indian Model School-Al Ain to notch up their second win in the competition at the adjoining Oval-1.
Electing to field first, the five-time champions restricted NIMS-Al Ain to 86 for nine with all six of their bowlers who were tried claiming a wicket each and three run outs.
Abhishek Prakash (35no) and Justin D Souza (32no) then shared a 71-run partnership for the second wicket without being separated to see them through with more than six overs to spare.
In an U16 match, Haji ur Rahman smashed a 39-ball 96 not out for Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Pakistan School to get their title defence off to a flying start with a 123-run win over Emirates Future International.
Haji thumped half-a-dozen sixes and seven fours after arriving at the crease when his team was struggling at 56 for five in the 11th over. He also added 123 an unfinished 123 for the seventh wicket with Mohammed Hamza (20no). Mohammed Ibad was the pick of their bowling with five for 11 from three overs.
Scores in brief:
Abu Dhabi Indian School 214 for 1 in 20 overs (Jonathan Figy 113 not out, Akhilesh Ramesh 48) bt Model 70 all out in 20 overs (Sailles Jaishankar 5-8, Sidharth Ramesh 2-12). Man of the match-Jonathan Figy of ADIS.
The Cambridge High School 87 for 1 in 13.5 overs (Abhishek Prakash 35 not out, Justin D Souza 32 not out) bt New Indian Model School-Al Ain 86 for 9 in 20 overs (Osama Salim 32). Man of the match-Abhishek Prakash of Cambridge.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Pakistan School 183 for 6 in 20 overs (Haji ur Rahman 96 not out, Ali Jaffer 22, Mohammed Hamza 20 not out, Fazal Shahid 4-32) bt Emirates Future International 60 all out in 18.3 overs (Mohammed Ibad 5-11, Haji ur Rahman 2-21). Man of the match-Haji ur Rahman of Pakistan School.