Gulf Indian defeat Delhi Private to enter girls' event semi-
Dubai: Girls have been showing off their cricketing skills as part of the Max Talent Cricket Academy inter-school tournaments.
The competition has reached the semi-final stage with Gulf Indian High School (GIHS) beating Delhi Private School (DPS), Sharjah, by 22 runs to become the first team to be among the last four.
DPS elected to field but GIHS girls produced a good batting display led by Mahim and Mussrat, who put on 25 for the second wicket.
Another good partnership from Pritam and Harpinder helped the team post 88 for 7 in the allotted 15 overs.
In reply, DPS could not deal with the bowling of GIHS's Mahima, who picked up four wickets for 17 runs backed by Mussrat with two for 13.
Only Arun Dhati, who hit 18 runs from 17 balls, made any headway as DPS fell short of the target by 22 runs, bowled out for 66.
The organisers are delighted with this year's fifth edition of the competition, which has grown from eight to 11 teams since last season's tournament.
In the second quarter-final, last year's runners up Dubai Modern High School beat Cambridge International School by nine wickets with seven overs to spare.
Winning the toss, skipper Rashi Dalmiya invited Cambridge to bat and herself picked up three wickets for nine runs. Cambridge was restricted to 71 for 5 in 15 overs.
Dubai Modern's left-handed opener Bonafilea hit 30 runs in 20 balls including two sixes and three fours.
Her opening partner Asma hit 18 runs and before she was joined by player-of-the-match Dalmiya to put on another 57 for the win.