Reliance 1 overcame a strong challenge from State Bank of Patiala to win their quarterfinal match by five wickets in a last over thriller in the ninth All India Dr D Y Patil T20 cricket tournament in Navi Mumbai on Friday.
Chasing 146 runs, Reliance 1 was without the services of key player Virender Sehwag, but managed the task with the help of Shikhar Dhawan's 48 in 43 balls.
The victorious team, however, started the run-chase with a stutter, as they lost skipper Parthiv Patel (20) and Jalaj Saxena (10) cheaply to Sanjay Mahajan.
Dhawan, who hit five boundaries in his knock, was run out while looking for a quick single. Yusuf Pathan and Amitoze Singh then forged a 44-run stand for the fifth wicket to guide their team home.
State Bank of Patiala was earlier bundled out for 145.
The other quarter-final match between Western Railway and BPCL turned out to be low scoring affair. The Railways team registered a comprehensive six-wicket victory over their rivals with two overs to spare.
Reliance 1: 147 for 5 in 19.1 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 48, Yusuf Pathan 22, Amitoze Singh 20*; Sanjay Mahajan 2 for 22 Rajiv Sirhindi 1 for 20, Siddharth Kaul 1 for 28) bt State Bank of Patiala 145 all out in 20 overs (Rajiv Sirhindi 41, Jaskaran Singh 31, Vishwas Bhalla 26; Pawan Suyal 1 for15, Rishi Dhawan 3 for 25, Baltej Singh 2 for 18, Yuzvendra Chahal 1 for 35) by 5 wickets.
Western Railway: 105 for 4 in 17.4 overs (Rohan Srivastava 51, Rohan Bhosale 18; Rajesh Verma 1 for 7, Bhavin Thakkar 1 for 4) bt BPCL 103 all-out in 19.5 overs (Gaurav Jathar 20, Onkar Khanvilkar 17; Sonu Batham 4 for 21, Hardik Rathod 3 for 20) by 6 wickets.
First Published: January 25, 2013, 9:37 pm