Yusuf Pathan powers Reliance One to victory

Yusuf Pathan scored an unbeaten 81 on Wednesday © AFP

Mumbai: Jan 23, 2013

India discard Yusuf Pathan cracked a quickfire 81 to help Reliance One register a four-wicket win over ONGC in the 9th D Y Patil Twenty20 Cup at Mumbai on Wednesday.

Pathan revived Reliance One’s tottering innings from 62 for six with his lusty hitting in which he struck six sixes and four boundaries in a match-turning effort in Group C. His knock came off just 48 balls.

Pathan was ably supported by Pawan Negi (27).

Earlier, Reliance One bundled out ONGC for 149.

Mayank Tehlan was the top scorer with 79 runs. For Reliance One, Rishi Dhawan took three for 20, including the wicket of Tehlan, while Baltej Singh claimed two for 27.

In reply, Shikhar Dhawan (1) and Virender Sehwag (9) fell cheaply to medium pacer Sumit Narwal. Parthiv Patel (13) too edged to keeper Salim Ansari in the same over from Narwal.

Three more wickets tumbled before Pathan began his blitzkrieg.

In another match, Tata Sports Club piled on 211 for 5 in 20 overs before bowling out D Y Patil B for 180 to register a 30-run win and make the quarter-finals.

The other two teams to make it to the knockout stage were State Bank of Patiala and BPCL, who too recorded wins in their final league matches.

Brief Scores:

ONGC 149 in 19.3 overs (Mayank Tehlan 79; Rishi Dhawan 3 for 20, Baltej Singh 2 for 27) lost to Reliance One 154 for 6 in 17.3 overs (Yusuf Pathan 81*, Pawan Negi 27*; Sumit Narwal 3 for 35, Sarang Rawat 3 for 33) by four wickets.

Tata Sports Club 211 for 5 (Usman Malvi 32, Nikhil Patil 39, Sujit Nayak 50; Dinesh Salunkhe 2 for 26) beat Dr D Y Patil B 180 in 17.2 Overs (Vidyut S 33, Kedar Jadhav 59, Dinesh Salunkhe 34; Usman Malvi 2 for 43, Javed Khan 4 for 25) by 31 runs.

Mumbai Customs 153 for 9 (Hiken Shah 38, Atul Ranade 37; Jaskaran Singh 4 for 30, Sanjay Mahajan 2 for 24) lost to State Bank of Patiala 156 for 4 in 18.2 Overs((Pankaj Dharmani 47*; Atish Gawand 2 for 22) by 6 wickets.

BPCL 217 for 4 (Manish Pandey 88*, Vinit Indulkar 43, Suryakumar Yadav 47) beat State Bank of Travancore 107 for 7 (K J Rakesh 49*; Avishkar Salvi 3 for 17, Gaurav Jathar 2 for 6, Saurabh Netravalkar 2-24) by 110 runs.