DY Patil T20 Cup: Roy's effort in vain for Reliance 1
Navi Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) India'sU19 Cricket World Cup star Anukul Roy's all-round effort (30 and 3-29) was not enough as Reliance 1 today lost narrowly by three runs to Air India in their final league match in Pool A of the 14th edition of the DY Patil T20 Cup.
Reliance 1 bowled well to restrict Air India to 120-7 in their 20 overs. Anukul was the pick of the bowlers and returned with figures of 3-29 for his side.
For Air India, skipper Naman Ojha (32) was the top-scorer.
In reply, Anukul with Akshdeep Nath (29 n.o.) kept Reliance 1 in the hunt but in the end fell short by three runs.
This was Reliance 1's second loss in three games in the tournament, while Air India registered their first win in their final match after two previous losses.
At the University Ground, Indian Oil continued to impress as they registered their second straight win in Pool D over Tata Sports Club.
Batting first, Indian Oil posted 152-8 in their 20 overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal (31), Wasim Jaffer (29) and Saurabh Dube (23) were the top-scorers for Indian Oil.
Tata Sports Club were then shot out for just 114 in 17.3 overs as Indian Oil won by 38 runs.
Veteran Rajesh Pawar (2-25) and Khaled Ahmed (2-15) were the pick of the bowlers for Indian Oil.
Earlier in the morning, DY Patil Sports 'B' beat Central Railway SA by five wickets as they overhauled the total of 149-3 in 17.2 overs.
Kevin D'Almeida (54: 33b, 7x4, 2x6) and Shashank Singh (38) starred with the bat to lead DY Patil Sports 'B' to the top of the table in Pool D.
Collage Group meanwhile lost to CAG by seven wickets at the University Ground. With this win CAG ended their league phase on top of the table in Pool B, having won all three league games.
There are just two matches scheduled for Sunday, both of which will be held at the University ground.
Central Railway SA 149-3 in 20 overs (Pravin Deshetti 77, Sanjog Binkar 41 n.o.) lost to DY Patil Sports 'B' 150-5 in 17.2 overs (Kevin D'Almeida 54, Shashank Singh 38)-by five wickets Air India 120-7 in 20 overs (Naman Ojha 32, Pranav Menon 25 n.o., Shams Mulani 22; Anukul Roy 3-29, Mayank Markande 2-16) bt Reliance 1 117-9 in 20 overs (Anukul Roy 30, Akshdeep Nath 29 n.o.; Shams Mulani 3-23, Roystan Dias 2-14)-by three runs
Indian Oil 152-8 in 20 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 31, Wasim Jaffer 29, Saurabh Dube 23; Kaustubh Pawar 2-18, Pariskhit Valsangkar 3-33) bt Tata Sports Club 114 in 17.3 overs (Kaustubh Pawar 32, Sairaj Patil 24; Aamir Gani 3-14, Khaled Ahmed 2-15, Rajesh Pawar 2-25)-by 38 runs Collage Group 117 in 19 overs (Chetan Bist 29, Arun Chaprana 26, Kshitiz Sharma 24; Sayan Ghosh 3-36, Gurinder Singh 2-8, Ankit Sharma 2-16, Mehjoor Ali 2-18) lost to CAG 118-3 in 15.5 overs (Ankit Lamba 50, Prashant Chipta 30, Ankit Gautam 24 n.o.; Jayanshu Chaturvedi 2-17)-by seven wickets