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Sanskar School beat DAV in Pro Star League as teams mentored by Yuvi battle for place in semis

Jonathan Kale
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338   //    17 May 2018, 13:07 IST

Captains of Sanskar and DAV during the toss before their match
Captains of Sanskar and DAV during the toss before their match

Mumbai, 16th May 2018: Jaipur’s Sanskar School came out on top in the battle of schools mentored by batting legend Yuvraj Singh as they beat Chandigarh’s DAV School by six wickets during Monday’s Pro Star League quarter-final tie at DY Patil.

Sanskar’s bowlers restricted their opponents to just 125/7 after DAV won the toss and elected to bat. Man-of-the-match Harshvardhan Singh finished with figures of 2-20. Manan Nahata bagged a brace too, while Anirudh Kaushik and Prince Singh Rathore grabbed one wicket each. 

Jashan Beniwal and captain Raj Angad Bawa scored 36 and 33 respectively for DAV.

Later, even Sanskar struggled to put runs on the board. Ashish Purohit (32 runs) was the top-scorer as his team limped to victory with just one ball to spare.

Later in the evening, Rugved More and Vedprakash Jaiswal were the stars of the show as Mumbai’s I.E.S VN Sule Guruji defeated Hyderabad’s St Marks Boys Town by eight wickets.

Pace ace Zaheer Khan prepared VN Sule for the quarters, while batting legend VVS Laxman mentored St Marks Boys Town during a week-long unique training camp in Mumbai and Hyderabad respectively in the build-up to the knockouts.   

Man-of-the-match Rugved smashed three sixes and eight boundaries to get to an unbeaten 68 off 40 balls, while skipper Vedprakash smashed 53 off 40 (7x4s) to fire VN Sule to 149/3 as they chased down St Marks’ total of 145/5 with 25 balls to spare. The pair put on a partnership of 103 runs for the third wicket. 

St Marks’ Imam Shareef bagged two wickets for 33 runs, while Mirza Houseef Baig took one wicket for 27 runs.

Earlier, after winning the toss and choosing to bat, St Marks captain Mohd Bashir Uddin single-handedly dragged his team to a respectable score of 145 with a cracking knock of 77. 

Pro Star League is an U-16 grassroots revolution that was simultaneously contested in 10 cities (Mumbai, Jaipur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Bengaluru) where over 900 schools battled for a chance to be mentored by legends of the sport. Teams that make it to the mentorship phase were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be mentored by Sourav Ganguly (east zone), Yuvraj Singh (north zone), Zaheer Khan (west zone) and VVS Laxman (south zone). Top talent from the tournament will also be scouted for the 2018 Inter-School World Cup.  

Brief scores:

Pro Star League QFs: DAV SCHOOL 125/7 (Jashan Beniwal 36, Raj Angad Bawa 33; Harshvardhan Singh 2/20, Manan Nahata 2/22) lost to Sanskar School 126/4 ( Ashish Purohit 32; Akashveer Singh 1/15, Gaurav Singh 1/18) by 6 wickets.

St Marks Boys 145/5 (Mohd Bashir Uddin 77; Vikrant Bandekar 1/22) lost to IES VN Sule 149/3 (Rugved More 68, Vedprakash Jaiswal 53; Imam Shareef 2/33) by 8 wickets.

 

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