Abu Dhabi: A swashbucking unbeaten knock of 112 from Moaaz Qazi off just 53 deliveries saw holders Cambridge High School register their second win beating Abu Dhabi Indian School in the Group A encounter of the ADCB Abu Dhabi inter-school under-19 tournament.
Qazi hammered 13 fours and five sixes and shared an undefeated 181-run second wicket partnership with Shivank Vijaykumar as his team set a challenging target of 209, losing just one wicket in 20 overs. In reply, Abu Dhabi Indian School could only manage 121 for 7 from their 20 overs.
Qazi, who carted ADIS bowlers all around the park, hoisted a straight six to reach his century in 49 balls. Vijaykumar’s knock of 61 was studded with five fours and a six.
In another match, Tom Mason struck his second successive half-century but his efforts went in vain as British School-Al Khubairat went down to Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Pakistan School in Group B.
Mason (55) and Charles Etchells (15) shared a 58-run opening-wicket stand before three wickets fell on the same score, two to Mohammad Rehan and one for Simon Charles.
Mason, who struck half-a-dozen boundaries, added 49 runs for the fourth wicket with Yasser Bilal (20) as Al Khubairat ended on 121 for five in their allotted 20 overs.
Pakistan School knocked off the winning runs with 16 balls to spare and their captain Ahmad-ur-Rehman top-scoring with 42. A useful contribution also came from Mohammad Usman, who remained unbeaten on 23.
Brief Scores: The Cambridge High School 209 for 1 in 20 overs 9 (Moaaz Qazi 112 not out, Shivank Vijaykumar 70 not out) bt Abu Dhabi Indian School 121 for 7 in 20 overs (Anson Quadros 42 not out, Justin D’Souza 29, Bikramjeet Singh 2-20, Bilal Passela 2-22). Man of the match: Moaaz Qazi of Cambridge.
Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Pakistan School 122 for 6 in 17.2 overs (Ahmad-ur-Rehman 42, Mohammad Usman 23 not out, Tom Mason 2-22) bt British School-Al Khubairat 121 for 5 in 20 overs (Tom Mason 55, Yasser Bilal 20, Samuel Charles 2-12, Mohammad Rehan 2-24). Man of the match: Ahmad-ur-Rehman of Pakistan School.