Swami Vivekananda International School (SVIS) of Mumbai’s Borivali made a mockery of Children’s Welfare school in their Harris Shield game. In what can be taken as the biggest margin of win in the history of Inter-school tournaments, SVIS bowled out Children’s Welfare for just 7 to register an unbelievable 754-run win.
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SVIS decided to bat first after winning the toss and fully justified the decision. Riding on a triple century from Meet Mayekar, they finished their innings on 761 for four in 39 overs. Mayekar took just 134 balls to score an unbeaten 338 with the help of 56 fours and 7 sixes. Children’s Welfare could have restricted the opposition to less than 700 but their failure to finish the overs in time saw them receiving a penalty.
They had to complete 45 overs inside the stipulated three-hour time. However, they were short by 6 overs and were thus slapped with a penalty of 156 runs. Children’s Welfare’s fortunes with the bat remained the same as none of their players managed to open their accounts. The scoreboard would have showed an incredible 0 for 10 but thanks to one bye and 6 wides, Children’s Welfare finished on 7. Alok Pal starred with the ball by taking 6 wickets for just 3 runs.
Coach of SVIS, Mahesh Lotilkar was understandably delighted after his team’s monumental win. He was all praise for his players and tipped them to be the future stars of the Mumbai side. At the same time, he also made it clear that the team would not get carried away by the win and would focus on the upcoming games.
“It was one of those days when we were outstanding in all the departments of the game. All three of our medium-pacers are very good. They and Meet have a bright future for Mumbai. However, this was just the first round. I don’t want the boys to relax after this massive win,” Lotilkar was quoted as saying by Times of India.
SVIS, meanwhile, is not new to producing superstars. India’s star batsman Rohit Sharma is an alumnus of the school.