• Al-Barkaat are Giles Shield Elite Division champions

    Binaisha M SurtiFeb 10, 2017, 08:07 IST

    Al Barkaat players celebrate their win over IES VN Sule Guruji in the Giles Shield Elite Division final at MCA-BKC ground in Bandra yesterday. Pic/SURESH KARKERA

    Riding on spectacular performances from bowlers Anas Malik (7-31), Anurag Singh (5-20) and batsmen Ankit Yadav (88) and Himanshu Singh (79*), Al-Barkaat MMI English School (Kurla) beat IES VN Sule Guruji School (Dadar) by an innings and 121 runs to emerge champions of the Giles Shield Elite Division U-14 tournament organised by the Mumbai Schools Sports Association at MCA-BKC ground yesterday.

    The Kurla outfit bowled out the Dadar team for 69 to wrap up the final on Day Three.

    IES VN Sule Guruji players pose with the runners-up trophy. Pic/SURESH KARKERA

    IES VN Sule Guruji, resuming on their overnight score of 32-5, looked to delay the inevitable. But their hopes were dashed when they lost three quick wickets and later were bowled out for a paltry score. Al Barkaat’s Anurag claimed a fifer. The left-arm spinner was well supported by leg-spinner Adil Sayyed (2-17).

    Al Barkaat’s Anurag Singh, who finished with figures of 5-20. Pic/SURESH KARKERA

    VN Sule Guruji’s Atharva Bhosale with the Best Bowler trophy. Pic/SURESH KARKERA

    Earlier, on the second day, Al-Barkaat posted a first innings score of 276, after bowling out the Dadar outfit for 86.

    Former Indian Test cricketer Paras Mhambrey interacts with the players during the post-match presentation ceremony yesterday. Pic/SURESH KARKERA

    Former India Test pacer Paras Mhambrey graced the occasion as chief guest, while Iqbal Shaikh (ex-managing committee member of MCA) was the guest of honour. Vinod Deshpande (MCA vice president) and Nadim Memon (MSSA’s honorary cricket secretary) too were present to present the awards.

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    Brief scores

    IES VN Sule Guruji: 86 & 69 (Anurag Singh 5-20) lost to Al-Barkaat: 276 (Ankit Yadav 88, Himanshu Singh 79*, Atharva Bhosale 7-96) by an innings and 121 runs.