Pakistan School meet ADIS in UAE Xchange U14 ADSL final

Published on Jan 28, 2017

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Pakistan School will be looking for a change of fortune after reaching their third final in the 2016/2017 UAE Xchange Abu Dhabi School League.

They were previously the beaten finalists in the U19 and U16 and now meet Abu Dhabi Indian School (ADIS) in the U14 final at the Abu Dhabi Cricket Council s Nursery Oval on February 8.

Pakistan School were resounding winners over Model by 83 runs while ADIS too were convincing in their victory over Emirates Future International by seven wickets. Model electing to field first had some early success by taking three Pakistan School wickets for 17 runs before contributions from Haji ur Rahman Jr (43 not out), Kashif Khan 29 and a little cameo nine-ball 27 from Anwar Khan took their total to 157 for seven.

Anwar, who is a member of their U19 and U16 teams, hit three fours and two sixes in his brief stay. He also grabbed three wickets to wrap up the Model inning after the left arm spinner Noor Khan did the early damage to return with four for 18 from four overs.

Emirates Future electing to bat first didn t fare well against the ADIS attack led by Sailles Jaishankar and Nathan D Mello, the pair taking five wickets between them before Aditya Parekh snapped up two that left them struggling at 27 for five. Omran Gul (27) and Saad Ahmed (12) took the score to 70 before Niranjan Rajesh took the remaining three wickets to dismiss Emirates Future to 84.

ADIS in reply lost three wickets for 35 before with Nathan D Mello (23 not out) and Arran Fernandes (19 not out) saw them through in 12.4 overs. The ADSL conducted by the Abu Dhabi Cricket Council and sponsored by UAE Exchange Centre consists of four age group competitions for U19, U16, U14 and U12.

Scores in brief:

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Pakistan School 157 for 7 in 20 overs (Haji ur Rahman Jr 43 not out, Kashif Khan 29, Anwar Khan 27, Sahal Siddik 2-32, Abdul Hannan 2-35) bt Model 74 all out in 17.2 overs (Noor Khan 4-18, Anwar Khan 3-10, Kashif Khan 2-11). Man of the match-Noor Khan of Pakistan School.

Abu Dhabi Indian School 85 for 3 in 12.4 overs (Nathan D Mello 27 not out, Sagar Binu 2-21) bt Emirates Future International 84 all out in 19.2 overs (Omran Gul 27, Niranjan Rajesh 3-5, Sailles Jaishankar 3-16, Aditya Parekh 2-6, Nathan D Mello 2-15). Man of the match-Nathan D Mello of ADIS.

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