Bolisetty, Rai leads NY Tri State U-15s to victory
By Sean Devers
Kaieteur News – On the MYO grounds on Woolford Avenue, the New York Tri State U-15s registered a decisive 95 victory against MYO on Wednesday to claim their third six-game victory on their rain-hit Guyana tour.
Anirudh Bolisetty (40) and Nikhil Mudaliar (13) added fast bowling 32 for the seventh wicket in an uninterrupted stand while extras, which included an astonishing 31 games, top with 45 as the New York Tri State U-. on tour. 15 arrived 141-6 in a game which was reduced to 32 overs due to early morning rain.
Then Ansh Rai, the man of the match, 7-22 with his left arm spin to beat the MYO U-15 side, skated out for a paltry 46 in just 13 overs as Saheed Sattour with 14, reached figures double for the home team.
Bolisetty backed with 2-10 while fellow speedster Ali Virk claimed the other wicket as the home run to defeat. When asked to bat in sunny conditions, the visitors, with Guyanese Romeo Deonarain playing as a guest player, replacing Diver Nayan Elammurugah who returned home to attend the USA Under-19 routes, provided a useful base from their openers.
Tanish Dongre (7) faced 28 balls and played the supporting role in his 31 run stand with Mukund Rao who reached the border twice at 14 as they benefited from very outward bowling. The partnership was eventually broken when Romeo Hodge disposed of Dongre in the 10th over.
Rao and Deonarain (6) carried the score to 50 in 14 overs before Compton King moved both of them in a space of six runs to leave the Americans at 56-3. Virk (5) joined the 13-year-old Bolisetty, who made 52 unbeaten against a combined GCA unit at Everest, and fell to Mohammed Farhan at 69-4.
Utkarsh Srivastava (10) and Bolisetty kicked the score to 93 with both batters playing positive cricket before Farhan struck again when Srivastava caught LBW after he hit a couple of four.
When Aryan Singh (1) left for 106-6 with 4.5 overs remaining, Bolisetty broke free and along with Mudaliar, with the help of plenty of laps, added 32 in their unfinished stand with Bolisetty tying six-four 45 balls. King had 2-16 while Farhan took 2-41 to MYO.
When MYO started chasing them, Bumpetty got his Sajjad Nazeem bonuses before MYO scored and Farhan (7) at LBW to Bolisetty only Sattour (14) offered symbolic resistance before he was LBW to Rai and MYO never recovered .
They lost wickets in batches as Rai, the main tourist wicketkeeper, ripped through the batting line like a sharp knife cutting butter. From 25-1 MYO lost their last nine wickets for 21 runs as Rai, with his long locks swinging in a breeze, went to work.
The GCA has canceled all remaining local club games from tomorrow onwards due to Covid-19 case-raising and deaths. Visitors will wrap up the tour today at MYO against GCA U-15 X1 Executive Officer before departing for the United States on Monday.