Rueban Abraham, Omar Ahmed and Chirag Suri smashed blistering half-centuries to guide Young Talent CA to a massive 161-run victory over ECT Sharjah in a one-sided under-16 match of the Sharjah Inter-Academy Tournament, organised by the Sharjah Cricket Council, at the Sharjah stadium and Al Dhaid Cricket Village.
Abraham hit 80 off just 44 balls with eight fours and four sixes while Ahmed struck 66 off 36 balls with 10 fours and two sixes and Suri remained not out on 62 off 31 balls which included 11 fours. Their sterling efforts propelled Talent CC to a mammoth 269 for two in the allotted 20 overs.
ECT Sharjah, in reply, were bowled out for 108 in 16 overs with Aditya taking three wickets without conceding a run. Sai Raj and Ali also took two wickets each to complete the rout. Sahil top-scored with 41 for ECTSharjah.
In other matches, MCC Zayed CC defeated Sharjah CA while ECT Dubai got the better of Desert Cubs by 53. G. Force, led by a fine knock of 48 by Shorya Chopra, downed Max Way by five wickets with 25 balls to spare.
MCC Zayed CC beat Sharjah CA by eight wickets: Sharjah CA 119 for six (Raghvan 26, Nadeem 2-9) MCC Zayed CC 122 for two in 11.4 overs (Omar 55, Moaaz Qazi 46). Man of the match: Moaaz Qazi of MCC Zayed CC
ECT Dubai beat Desert Cubs CA by 53 runs: ECT Dubai 144 for seven (Talah 37, Divyandu 33; Renaldi 3-31, Aren 2-18) Desert Cubs CA 90 all out in 15.2 overs (Renaldi Dias 23, Kulith Rabel 15; Maqeet 4-17, Muneeb 2-16, Divyandu 2-9). Man of the match: Maqeet Butt of ECT Dubai.
Young Talent CA beat ECT Sharjah by 161 runs: Young Talent CA 269 for two (Rueban Abraham 80, Chirag Suri 62 not out) ECT Sharajah 108 all out in 16 overs (Sahil 41, Dhruva 25, Suleman 16, Aditya 3-0, Sai Raj 2-13, Ali 2-6). Man of the match: Chirag Suri of Young Talent.
G. Force beat Max Way by five wickets: Max Way 140 for nine (Sidharth Shekar 36, Jay Joshi 28; Varun Todani 3-17, Aayush Motwani 2-22) G.Force 141 for five in 15.5 overs (Shorya 48, Kurt 45, Zamin Jaleel 16). Man of the match: Shorya Chopra of G. Force.