Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Rahul Jariwala tons up as USA U19 down Mid Atlantic Zone. Rahul Jariwala's scintillating innings of 116 including 4 sixes and 11 boundaries downed Mid Atlantic by 36 runs
Rahul Jariwala's scintillating innings of 116 including 4 sixes and 11 boundaries downed Mid Atlantic by 36 runs
West Red vs South West Zone
Former Mumbai left arm spinner Harmeet Singh and Vatsal Vaghela stifled the South West Zone batsmen to deny them a seemingly comfortable chase of 214 in 50 overs. The South West batsmen capitulated for 158 in the 42nd over as the batsmen failed to cope with West Red's spin trial. Young Saideep Ganesh gave the West Red a breezy start with a 19 ball 33 but USA left arm spinner Nosthush Kenjige's timely strikes had West Red precariously placed at 93 for 5 but Shehan Jayasuriya held the West Red innings intact with a pivotal 69.
Brief Scores: West Red 213/10 in 48.4 overs (Shehan Jayasuriya 69; Nosthush Kenjige 4-23) beat South West Zone 158/10 in 41.2 overs (Shayan Jahangir 44; Harmeet Singh 4-14)
USA U19 vs Mid Atlantic Zone
Rahul Jariwala's scintillating innings of 116 including 4 sixes and 11 boundaries downed Mid Atlantic by 36 runs. Jariwala showed a lot of mental steel to come up with the goods after he was snubbed from the original squad, much to the amusement of many. He was ably supported by a resolute Rehman Dar to lift the USA U19s to a competitive score of 259. In the chase, a tormenting innings of 76 from former RCB batsman Milind Kumar, laden with 5 sixes, threatened to run away with the game but a flurry of wickets from leg spinner Aditya Gupta and Ritwik Behera helped the U19s wrap up a hard fought victory by 36 runs.
Brief Scores: USA U19 259/9 in 50 overs (Rahul Jariwala 116; Jasdeep Singh 3-41) beat Mid Atlantic Zone 223/10 in 44.1 overs (Milind Kumar 76; Ritwik Behera 3-14)
Mid West Zone vs East Zone
Former Pakistand batsman Saad Ali and Jacobus Pienaar caused an absolute mayhem in the middle as their twin centuries propelled the Mid West to 300. Ali and Pienaar joined forces after an early stutter for Mid West with the score at 26 for 3. The pair added 229 at a fair clip as the East Zone kept chasing the leather for about 3 hours. Allrounder Bhaskar Yadram bagged 6 wickets to mitigate much of the damage at the death as at one point the Mid West eyed a score in excess of 300. In response East put themselves in the driver's seat going a run a ball at the 30 over mark without losing a wicket. Dominique Rikhi steered the East innings with a rampant 114. However, an ask of 301 was always going to be a tall order for East as they failed to brave Najam Iqbal's incisive spell of 3 for 38, falling short by 19 runs in the end.
Brief Scores: Mid West 300/9 in 50 overs (Saad Ali 134; Bhaskar Yadram 6-57) beat East Zone 282/10 in 49.4 overs (Dominique Rikhi 114; Najam Iqbal 3-38)
West Blue vs South Zone
West Blue pulled off a humdinger against South Zone after Ayan Desai defended 4 off the final over. West Blue scripted a stunning win after South Zone bossed their chase of 242 for 45 overs with half centuries from Steven Taylor and Aaron Jones. South Zone was on the right side of the equation going into the final 5, needing 22 with 4 wickets in the bank, but the West Blue bowlers led by captain Nisarg Patel applied the choke which saw South Zone flunk by one run. Veteran allrounder Marty Kain was the pick of the bowlers for West Blue, snaring 4 wickets in a miserly spell. Earlier in the day West Blue's Andries Gous starred with a classy 67 off 68 deliveries constructing an opening stand of 124 with Prajith Mudi.
Brief Scores: West Blue 241/9 in 50 overs (Andries Gous 67; Evroy Dyer 3-33) beat South Zone 241/9 in 50 overs (Steven Taylor 71; Marty Kain 4-33)