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Gobin, Mohan seal Vishnu Boys promotion
National under-19 players Andy Gobin and Vikash Mohan fourth-wicket partnership of over 200 runs led Vishnu Boys Hindu College to a crushing 253-run win over Moruga Secondary on Tuesday.
This victory sealed a promotion for Vishnu Boys into the Premier Division of the Powergen Secondary Schools Cricket League next season. Vishnu Boys went into the match as the leaders on 125 points, but they were hanging on to a slim four-point lead over second-place Barrackpore West and a five-point lead over third-place Shiva Boys.
Manager Rajesh Persad knew they had to bat first in order to have a chance to pick up the maximum of 20 points. A team has to make at least 250 runs and bowl out the opposition to gain maximum points. Vishnu won the toss and posted a mammoth 326/9 in 50 overs. Gobin’s century (123) and Mohan’s 92 took Vishnu to the total. The pair batted together for 35 overs. Gobin continued his heroics later on, taking 4/23 to bundle Moruga out for only 73, giving Vishnu the 20 points.
Vishnu Boys will be without the services of Gobin and Mohan next season, because they are leaving for university. However, Persad is confident in his team’s chances next season. National under-15 players Jarlarnie Seales and Bryan Boodram will be part of the team next season, along with national under-13 captain and Form One student Kristan Kallicharan and opening bowler Jesse Fletcher.
Vishnu Boys Hindu College 326/9 (Andy Gobin 123, Vikash Mohan 92, Tyreke Alexander 4/55) vs Moruga Secondary 73 (Andy Gobin 4/23). Vishnu Boys won by 253 runs.