Efhrain picked up a five-wicket haul to help Chandigarh Baptist School, Sector 45, defeat Ashiana Public School, Sector 46, by 53 runs in the sixth St Joseph’s under-13 cash prize cricket meet, being organised by St Joseph’s School, Sector 44, on Monday.
With this win, the Chandigarh Baptist team also entered the quarterfinal of the event.
Batting first, Chandigarh Baptist posted a healthy total of 153 runs for the loss of three wickets in the given 20 overs. With 31 runs, Abhinav was the top scorer for the side, while Vipul added 26 runs to the scorecard. For Ashiana Public School, Shivam claimed one wicket for 18 runs.
Chasing, Ashiana Public School were bundled out for 100 in 19 overs. For the losing team, Mohik was the leading scorer with 36 runs, while Ishan chipped in with 18 runs.
For the winners, Efhrain shined with the ball, taking five wickets for 26 runs.
In the second match of the day, Satluj Public School, Panchkula, got the better of Adarsh Public School, Sector 20, by 37 runs.
Batting first, the Panchkula outfit managed to make 138 for 5 in the given 20 overs. While Aryan Sharma top scored for the side with 39 runs, Akash was the other notable run-getter with 34 runs. For Adarsh Public School, Sahib and Rachit claimed one wicket each for 23 and 20 runs, respectively.
In reply, Adarsh Public School could only make 101 before getting all out in 17 overs. For the losing side, Pukhraj top scored with 32 runs, while Karan scored 21 runs. For the winners, Youraj claimed three wickets for nine runs to be the pick of the bowlers for the side. He was ably supported by Ritik, who claimed two wickets for six.
In the matches to be played on Tuesday, St Annie’s School will take on Chandigarh Baptist in the quarterfinal match, while Mount Carmel will cross swords with Shivalik Public School in the league encounter.