Shetty ton power Bright Riders to ADSL semi-finals
Published on Nov 27, 2016
Sahil Shetty smashed 112 not out for Bright Riders against Emirates Future International in a win-or-bust game to secure his team a spot in the semi-finals of the UAE Xchange U19 Abu Dhabi School League.
His 62-ball knock sent both Emirates Future and Shining Star International out of the equation on the run rate after all three teams finished on four points each behind Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Pakistan School in Group B.
Shetty went on the rampage from the onset in Bright Rider s 76-run victory over Emirates Future in the final group game at the Abu Dhabi Cricket Council s Nursery Oval-1.
The burly opener hit 14 fours and three sixes, and shared a 140-run partnership for the second wicket with Mohammed Anas, who chipped in a valuable 42-ball 53 for Bright Riders to post 179 for two.
Bright Riders meet Abu Dhabi Indian School, the Group A leaders, while Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Pakistan School play The Cambridge High School, the five-time champions in the semi-finals.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan School completed the group stage with a 100 per cent record after a 10-wicket win over Emirates Future.
Khalid Mahmood hit a quick-fire half century in a 92-run stand 11 overs for the first wicket with Hafeez ur Rahman (29) after Pakistan School restricted Emirates Future to 87 for eight.
Scores in brief:
Bright Riders School 179 for 2 in 20 overs (Sahil Shetty 114 not out, Mohammed Anas 53) bt Emirates Future International 103 for 9 in 20 overs (Parth Garg 3-11, Mohammed Anas 2-14). Man of the match Sahil Shetty of Bright Riders.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Pakistan School 92 for no loss in 11 overs (Khalid Mahmood 51 not out, Hafeez ur Rahman 29 not out) bt Emirates Future International 87 for 8 in 20 overs (Khalid Mahmood 2-11, Rehan Azam 2-14, Safeerullah Khan 2-21). Man of the match-Khalid Mahmood of Pakistan School.
Shining Star International 105 for 7 in 20 overs (Akhil Kumar 22, Kevin Lalu 21, Nikhil Menon 2-6) bt Bright Riders 95 for 6 in 20 overs (Soorya Sathish 27, Utkarsh Srivastava 24 not out, Sahil Shetty 20, Mohammed Saba 3-12). Man of the match-Mohammed Saba of Shining Star.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Pakistan School 106 for 7 in 20 overs (Haji ur Rahman 37 not out, Faizanullah Khan 29 not out, Marthik Meiyappan 2-24, Mohammed Azzan 2-29) bt Cambridge High School 90 for 7 in 20 overs (Shrenik Jain 29, Haji ur Rahman 2-12, Yasir Khalil 2-23). Man of the match-Haji ur Rahman of Pakistan School.