Ram Arvindh turned in an all-round performance to help AVM Rajeswari beat Modern SSS (Nanganallur) by eight wickets in the Chennai leg of The Muthoot Group-sponsored 4th Junior Super Kings Inter-school T20 Championships at the St Bede’s ground on Wednesday.
Last year’s runners-up Don Bosco (Egmore), former champions Santhome HSS and PSBB (KK Nagar) also won their respective pre-quarterfinal matches.
Man of the match Arvindh took 2-18 with his off-spin to help restrict Modern, who opted to bat, to 99/6 and then blasted 56 not out to help his side chase down the target with ease.
“The wicket was on the slower side and the odd delivery skidded on a bit... possible nature of the white ball,” said Arvindh.
PSBB (KK Nagar) v Kendriya Vidyalaya (Avadi)
Off-spinner R Rohit took 5-3 to fashion PSBB’s 68-run win. PSBB posted 153/7 on the back of useful contributions by P Akarsh (45) and N Mahadevan (39 n.o.) before Rohit helped skittle out KV for 85.
“I enjoyed my spell... took advantage of the bounce on offer,” said Man of the match Rohit.
Santhome v Chettinad Vidyashram
Aadhi Shankar hit 57 and put on 99 for the third wicket with opener and skipper B Sai Sudarshan (44) to help Santhome win by 87 runs.
“The ball swung a bit early on but it got easy after I settled down,” said Man of the match Aadhi Shankar.
Don Bosco (Egmore) v DAV Boys SSS (Gopalapuram)
Don Bosco eased past DAV by 58 runs thanks to a 113-run opening wicket stand between V Abishek (66) and S Ganesh (52).
“We decided early to rotate strike and also play the big shots with the wind,” said Man of the match Abishek.
Brief scores (Pre-quarterfinals):
St Bede’s A:
PSBB (KK Nagar) 153/7 in 20 overs (P Akarsh 45, N Mahadevan 39 n.o., G Prasanth 2-19, Udit Kumar 2-26, Aman Kumar 2-27) bt KV (Avadi) 85 all out in 18.3 overs (G Prasanth 23, R Rohit 5-3). MoM: R Rohit. Spirited performer: G Prasanth.
Santhome HSS 178/7 in 20 overs (Aadhi Shankar 57, B Sai Sudarshan 44, Jeya Krishna 20, S Siddarth 4-32) bt Chettinad Vidyashram 91 all out in 16.5 overs (Arjun P Murthy 63 n.o., K Sidharth 2-19, T Udayanidhi 2-27, J Ranjith Kumar 2-3). MoM: Aadhi Shankar. Spirited performer: Arjun P Murthy.
St Bede’s B:
Modern SSS (Nanganallur) 99/6 in 20 overs (Ram Arvindh 2-18, A Mahesh 2-15) lost to AVM Rajeswari 100/2 in 15.1 overs (Ram Arvindh 56 n.o., R Yeshwant 29). MoM: Ram Arvindh. Spirited performer: Sathvik Aathmaraman.
Don Bosco (Egmore) 171/2 in 20 overs (V Abishek 66, S Ganesh 52, M Vishal 33 n.o.) bt DAV (Gopalapuram) 113/3 in 20 overs (TA Sanjay 35 n.o., A Adarsh Bagmar 26). MoM: V Abishek. Spirited performer: TA Sanjay.
In the Districts:
Alpha 210/6 in 20 overs (Arumuga Vignesh 58, Sujan Maharaj 28,B Veath Prakash 39, Gokula Krishna 40) bt Brindavan 34 all out in 15.5 overs (Gokula Krishna 3-1, Arumuga Vignesh 2-9). MoM: Arumuga Vignesh. Spirited performer: Karthik Sriram (Brindavan Vidyalaya).
Mahatma Gandhi CV 34/5 in 20 overs (M Sudharsan 2-7, Abu Shajith 2-9) lost to Srirangam Boys HSS 36/1 in 3.5 overs. MoM: M Sudharsan.
Sri Jayendra Saraswathi 192 for no loss in 20 overs (B Sachin 84 n.o., D Aswath 71 n.o.) bt TA Ramalinga Chettiar 114/6 in 20 overs (S Ragavendra 30). MoM: B Sachin. Spirited performer: S Ragavendra.
Lisieux MHSS 119/4 in 20 overs (Sriram Ishwar 45, Lanpaul 48 n.o.) lost to Mani MHSS 120/5 in 14.1 overs (Jerish 37). MoM: Jerish. Spirited performer: Lanpaul.
TEA Public MHSS 286/1 in 20 overs (L Gopi Chand 169 n.o., S Sashtivel 83 n.o.) bt Sharanalaya Inter 39 all out in 13 overs (Yuvraj Singh 3-4). MoM: L Gopi Chand. Spirited performer: Angelo Wilson (Sharanalaya Inter).
GHSS (Kundadam) 121/6 in 20 overs (R Naveen Raj 23, S Vidhul 2-24) bt MNC Chettiar 51 all out in 14 overs (S Arun Kumar 2-2). MoM: R Naveen Raj. Spirited performer: S Vidhul.
Holy Cross 231/2 in 20 overs (SRP Dhayanithi 130, M Srivarshath 60 n.o.) bt Meenam Park MHSS 71 all out in 15.2 overs (SR Bharath 20, Ranga Shyam 3-5, M Kawin 2-11, G Parthasarathy 3-15). MoM: SRP Dhayanithi. Spirited performer: DK Bharath Krishna (Meenam Park).
Kailash Manasarovar SSS 72 all out 12.5 overs (L Thamarai Selvan 23, V Chandru 2-23, T Jeevanandham 3-19, S Karthik 3-8) lost to Sri Ramalinga Vallalar HSS 75/1 in 7.1 overs (V Chandru 31, M Venkadesan 24 n.o.). MoM: V Chandru. Spirited performer: L Thamarai Selvan.
ARLM MHSS 206/2 in 20 overs (P Vikram 95, Devanathan 61, Muhil Sankar 2-35) bt Edison G Agoram Memorial School 102/7 in 20 overs. MoM: P Vikram. Spirited performer: K Devanathan.
St Antony 64 all out in 19 overs (S Santhosh Kumar 2-14, T Sermaraja 2-6) lost to Jawahar MHSS 66/2 in 5.1 overs (S Santhosh Kumar 41). MoM: S Santhosh Kumar.
Dolphin MHSS 193/3 in 20 overs (G Naveen 123 n.o., M Jeyaraman 25) lost to Le Chatelier 196/4 in 18.5 overs (U Poopandian 65 n.o., Umasankar 34, Krishna Patel 27). MoM: U Poopandan. Spirited performer: G Naveen.
Sri Jayendra HSS 142/5 in 20 overs (R Balasubramanian 72, S Ashwin 2-20) bt Atomic Energy Central School 77 all out in 16.2 overs (Vignesh 3-11, M Gowtham 2-20). MoM:
R Balasubramanian. Spirited performer: S Ashwin.
Sankar HSS 137/8 in 20 overs (S Subalesh Pandian 41, P Siva 26, S Senthoor Pandian 3-24) bt
St John's HSS 112/8 in 20 overs (I Abdul Azizul Rahman 26, Subalesh Prabhu 2-19, V Ramesh Kumar 2-8). MoM: S Subalesh Prabhu. Spirited performer: S Senthoor Pandian.