Devansh Trivedi and Arjun Lotlikar led the run chase as Swami Vivekananda International School U-12 defeated RNCA Don Bosco Matunga by 10 wickets at the Thakur Village Cricket Stadium in Kandivali East. They chased down the target with 17 balls to set the tone early in Cricfit Premier League (CPL) 2021.
Batting first, Don Bosco got off to a flying start thanks to their openers – Rajveer and Shrihan Haridas. They added 75 runs for the first wicket making the most of the new ball. Haridas was the attacker of the two, who fancied his chances and got the reward.
Devansh Trivedi-Arjun Lotlikar star in Swami Vivekananda’s first win in CPL 2021
Against the run of play, Swami Vivekananda managed to get a breakthrough with Devansh Trivedi dismissing the dangerous looking Haridas. Once he got out for 45 runs which included nine boundaries, RNCA Don Bosco struggled to find the boundaries as the bowling side bounced back brilliantly. However, some mighty blows from Saransh Sharma and Yuvraj Patil guided them to 133 runs – something the bowlers can bowl with.
Chasing a moderate total, Swami Vivekananda International School was on the money right from the start. Devansh Trivedi and Arjun Lotlikar got the runs coming easily knocking the ball all-round the park. Don Bosco tried eight different bowlers in search of a breakthrough but Devansh and Arjun had got their eyes set in by then.
Devansh remained unbeaten on 56 runs including 11 boundaries while Arjun contributed with 50 runs as Swami Vivekananda cruised through to victory with 10 wickets in hands and 17 balls to spare. This dominating win will give them a huge boost in the remainder of CPL 2021.