Man of the match Nitin Tanwars unbeaten knock of 104 runs helped Delhis Salwan Boys School defeat Mumbais Anjuman I-Islam Allana English School by 167 runs and reach the finals of the U-16 Inter State leg Coca-Cola Cricket Cup,played at Jamia Milia University,New Delhi,here on Monday.
In the final,Salwan Boys will take on Uttar Pradeshs CAV Inter College,who defeated Madhya Pradeshs Christian Eminent by 7 wickets.
Anjuman won the toss and elected field first,Salwan Boys opening batsmen made a brilliant start. Shivam Chouhan 42 runs (37b,7×4),and Vikas Dixit 56 runs (2×4) gave their team a brilliant 98 runs opening partnership stand. One down batsmen Nitin Kanwar scored an unbeaten 104 runs in 120 deliveries with five boundaries. He got good support from Ahmed Kaif,who made unbeaten 44 runs in 40 deliveries with four boundaries. Salwan Boys scored 264 runs,for loss of just 2 wickets in 45 overs.
In reply,Mumbais Anjuman I-Islam Allana English School were bundled down in just 97 runs in 35.3 overs. Suraj Rai was the top bowler,who captured 4 wickets for 28 runs in 9 overs,while Anish Ali took 2 wickets in 23 runs. Devendra Verma was the highest scorer with 23 runs for Anjuman.
Brief scores (semifinals): Salwan Boys,Delhi,264 for 2 in 45 overs: (Shivam Chouhan 42 runs (34 b 7X4),Vikas Dixit 56 runs (76 b 2X4),Nitin Tanwar 104 n.o. (120b 5X4),Kaif Ahmed 44 n.o (40b 4X4); Jaidave 1/46 in 9 overs,Shoeb Khan 1/ 38 in 8 overs) bt Anjuman I-Islam Allana Eng. School,Mumbai: 97 All out in 35.3 overs (Devendra Verma 23 runs (64b 4X4),Hashir Dafedar 18 runs (30b 2X4); Suraj Rai 4 for 28 in 9 overs,Anish Ali 2 for 23 in 7 overs,Vikas Dixit 1 for 21 in 8 overs). MoM: Nitin Tanwar Christian Eminent ,MP: 98 All out in 38 overs (M. Faiz 37 runs (59b 4X4),Irfan Sheikh 21 runs (41b 3X4),Amar Choudhary 3/23 in 9,Kundan 2/15 in 10,Akshay Verma 2/20 in 6) lost to CAV Inter College,Allahabad,UP: 104 for 3 in 21 overs (Rangrajan Dewedi 44 runs (45b 2X6,4X4),Anupam Kumar 30 n.o. (54b 1X6,1X4),Pranjal Puri 2/19 in 5 overs,M. Faiz 1 for 41 in 6 overs).