Deepak smashes century as St John's enter final

Deepak Shanker continued his rich vein of form as St John’s High School set up a final clash against Sr Venkateshwara Educational Trust, Chintamani in the under-16 inter-school (Division III) tournament for the KSCA Cup.

Batting first, Ryan International School ran up a competitive score of 260 for eight in 48 overs, a target made even stiffer due to rain.

Set to chase a revised target of 206 in 36 overs, St John’s rattled off the required number of runs with Deepak slaming an unbeaten 109.

Abhishek gave him able company with an undefeated 73 as St John’s replied with 207/1.

In the other semifinal, Sri Venkateshwara crushed MES Kishore Kendra by 125 runs. 

Results (semifinals): Ryan International School, Kundanahalli: 260/8 in 48 overs (Arvind 46, Adhitya N 54; Tanish 4-42, Kenneth 3-41) lt St John’s High School: 207/1 in 31.4 overs (Deepak Shanker 109 n.o., Abhishek 73 n.o.). Due to interruption of rain target was revised to 206 off 36 overs.

Sri Venkateshwara Educational Trust, Chintamani: 255 all out in 49.5 overs (Rahul V 46, Niksheeth Yadav 54; Shyam 3-35) bt MES Kishore Kendra: 133 all out in 38.2 overs (Rahul Kulkarni 58; Sankarsh 4-38, Ramanji 2-9).

Hedge, Bidri shine

Vidyaniketan School recorded an impressive 276 run win over MS Ramaiah Vidyaniketan in their U-16 second division inter-school tournament clash.Centuries from Ved Bidri (154) and Shubhang Hegde (110) studded Vidyani­ketan win.

Brief score: Gopalan National School: 208 all out in 33.5 overs (Subash 32, Dheeraj 46; Amey U Shanbhag 4-83) bt VVS Sardar Patel: 141 all out in 37.5 overs (Anirudh Kulkarni 57, Aditya Singh 2-20).

Kensri School: 134 all out in 35.1 overs (Skanda Rao 38, Kaushik HM 44; Kunal Nagpal 5-27) lt Jain International Resedential School: 135 for 3 in 19 overs [Udbhav Gaurav 34, Pratik Khandelwal 46, Kaushik HM 2-45).

Vidyaniketan School: 390/5 in 50 overs (Ved Bidri 154, Shubhang Hegde 110; Jayaprakash K 2-56) bt MS Ramaiah Vidyaniketan: 114 all out in 28.4 overs (Bharath Singh 26, Shubhang Hegde 4-36).

Sri Kumaran Public School (ICSE): 192 all out in 46.5 overs (Amogh S 57, Rishabh SA 31, Ashlesh R Bhagavath 6-43) bt Sudarshan Vidyamandir: 136 all out in 39.3 overs (Dhanush N Prasad 34; Amogh S 4-28).

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