Tata Sports Club and Indian Oil scored contrasting wins in their last league encounters at the Dr D Y Patil Stadium,Nerul on Tuesday to make their way into the quarter-finals,where they will face each other in the 8th All-India Dr. D Y Patil T20 Cricket Tournament.
All round performances from Usman Malvi and Sujit Nayak who shone with ball and bat ensured a narrow six run win for Tata SC over State Bank of Hyderabad and a passage into the round of eight along with D Y Patil. Indian Oil overhauled CBEC’s total of 133 all out with seven wickets to spare to maintain their unbeaten run in the league stage and take their spot in the quarter-finals. Batting first,Tata SC could only manage 149 for 8 in their 20 overs.
Brief scores: Tata Sports Club,149 for 8 (Nikhil Patil 37,Usman Malvi 33,T Pavan Kumar 4 for 31) bt State Bank of Hyderabad 143 for 9 (Anirudh Singh 65; Usman Malvi 3 for 29); CBEC 133 all out lost to Indian oil 134 for 3 in 17 Overs (Siddesh Lad 77 n.o. (51b,5×4,5×6)).
Thorat,Pandey seal 10-wkt win
Blistering unbeaten half-centuries from Abhishek Thorat and Pawan Pandey helped Shardashram Vidyamandir English,Dadar beat Balmohan Vidyamandir by 10 wickets in the first match of Mumbai Leg of the Coca-Cola Cup Inter-School Cricket Tournament at Cross Maidan on Tuesday.
Brief Scores: Balmohan Vidyamandir 161 all out in 38.3 overs (Sahil Pankar 41; Rahul Kadam 3/26,Rahul Jangle 3/33) lost to Shardashram Vidyamandir 162 for no loss in 23.5 overs (Abhishek Thorat 71 n.o.,Pawan Pandey 50 n.o.); SBAKSB 85 all out in 30.2 overs (Utkarsh Raut 5/26) lost to Tarapur Vidyamandir 86 for 3 in 16.1 overs; Vasant Vihar (Thane) bt M D Bhatia (Ghatkopar) by 71 runs.
Punjabi shocks his way into final
Unseeded Tanay Punjabi of Otters Club shocked home-boy and second seed Ahaan Nalavadi to storm into the boys under-11 final in the Matunga Gymkhana Junior Open Squash Tournament on Tuesday. Punjabi,an upcoming star,fashioned the first upset of the tournament with a thrilling 10-12,11-8,11-13,11-5,11-9 win in the most riveting contest of the day.
Results: Boys’ U-11 (Semi): 1-Tushar Shahani (Khar Gym) bt Druv Vazirani (Khar Gym) 11-1,11-2,11-0; Tanay Punjabi (Otters Club) bt 2-Ahaan Nalavadi (Matunga Gym) 10-12,11-8,11-13,11-5,11-9; Q/F: Druv Vazirani (Khar Gym) bt Ansh Vora (Matunga Gym) 11-9,4-11,11-6,11-8; Tanay Punjabi (Otters Club) bt Yash D 11-5,11-7,11-9; 3-Ahaan Nalavadi (Matunga Gym) bt Rayhan Walia (NSCI) 11-3,11-3,11-8; Boys’ U-19 (Q/F): 3-Tushar Kothari (Police Gym) bt Sagar Wadhwani (Acres Club) 11-3,11-9,11-2; 2-Samir Mistry (Otters Club) bt Pranay Motta (Matunga Gym) 11-8,11-3,11-4.