x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Modern High to play DPS

Dubai's Modern High School and Delhi Private School (DPS), Sharjah, will meet in the final of the Inter-School Under 16 tournament today.

SHARJAH // Dubai's Modern High School and Delhi Private School (DPS), Sharjah, will meet in the final of the Inter-School Under 16 tournament at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium today. The in-form Shorye Chopra hit an unbeaten century to lead Modern High School to a 119-run victory over Emirates English Speaking School, Dubai, while DPS defeated the Indian High School, Dubai, by 32 runs. Modern High School proved far too strong for their semi-final opponents. They posted a massive 227 for four in the allotted 20 overs. Chopra, playing with authority, led a blistering charge against a tentative attack and scored a brilliant 123 not out off just 59 balls which included 17 boundaries and two sixes.

Chopra was well supported by Varun Totadri, who joined the run feast with an equally aggressive 72. Ibrahim Sharaf and Dilkash Zeeshan took one wicket each, but they failed to make any impression on the rampant batsmen. In reply, Emirates English Speaking School were restricted to 108 for seven, mainly due to the bowling of Yash Narang, who finished with figures of three for 10. Kuldeep Kumar (32) and Pratik Shetty (24) made good starts to their innings, but their efforts only delayed the inevitable. In the other semi-final, DPS did well to post a challenging 160 for three with Aakarsh Malhotra finishing not out on 69. * Agency