DY Patil Sports Academy-A, powered by an unbeaten 48 from Shoaib Shaikh and Anupam Sanklecha's five-wicket haul, defeated Western Railway by four wickets to storm into the final of the 9th Dr DY Patil T20 cricket tournament on Sunday.
In the title round, the DYPSA-A will take on Reliance 1, who outplayed Air India by 30 runs in the second semi-final at the D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
Winning the toss, Western Railway elected to bat and managed to get only 128 runs for the loss of eight wickets.
Rohan Bhosale was the top scorer with 44 in 38 balls and Sanklecha took a fifer.
In reply, DYPSA-A scored 132 for 6 wickets with Shaikh providing the spark in his 45-ball essay. Hitesh Kadam grabbed four wickets for the railway men.
The second semi-final saw Amitoze Singh and Yusuf Pathan play leading roles for Reliance 1.
Wnning the toss batting first, Reliance 1 scored 184 for 6. Amitoze scored 60 in 34 balls, while Pathan made 51 in 33.
In reply, Air India managed to get only 154. Prashant Naik was the top scorer with 83 off 47 balls but the target was too stiff. Farook Sheikh secured three wickets.
First Published: January 27, 2013, 6:16 pm