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Dr. DY Patil T20 Cup 2017, Day 7, Review: Rishabh Pant blasts 84 in 34 balls

Rishabh Pant Ranji Trophy 2016-17
Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: The Indian Express).

The herculean rise of 19-year old sensation Rishabh Pant does not seem to cease. On the 7th day of the Dr. DY Patil T20 Cup 2017, the Delhi batsman showed his class and power yet again. The young lad plundered 84 runs in just 34 balls to steer his team Reliance 1 to a thumping 10 wicket win over the hapless Canara Bank unit. The action packed T20 tournament continued to live up to the expectation even though some of the players could not feature on the day due to national commitment.

The likes of Hardik Pandya and Yuvraj Singh stepped up for India A match against England on the day and hence were not part of their matches in the DY Patil Cup today. Another batsman who rose to the occasion on the day was Ian Dev Chouhan. The Tata Sports Club batsman blasted a 49-ball 95 in his team’s clinical win over RBI Sports Club. Opener KS Bharat also struck a timely 83 off just 46 balls for BPCL in their encounter against Jain Irrigation.

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Despite a fighting 62 from Sanjay Mishra, Jain Irrigation fell short of the target set by BPCL. Here is the complete round up of day 7 in Dr. DY Patil T20 Cup 2017:

Reliance 1 v Canara Bank – Rishabh Pant blasts Canara Bank singlehandedly

Arguably in the most exciting match of the day’s play, Canara Bank took on Reliance 1. Reliance 1 won the toss and opted to bowl first. Batting first, Canara Bank lost their openers cheaply. As many as 3 batsmen from the top 5 scored ducks. At 20/4, they looked in no position to restore.

A fighting 55 off 56 balls from KB Pawan saw them post 120/7 on the board. BK Pathan was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/22. The run chase was all about Rishabh Pant. Pant’s miraculous 34-ball unbeaten 84 saw Reliance 1 win by 10 wickets with in just 10.1 overs.

Brief Scores:

Canara Bank 120/7 in 20 overs (Pawan 55, Suchith 29, B Pathan 3/22)

Reliance 1 123/0 in 10.2 overs (Pant 84*, Jitesh 35*)

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BPCL v Jain Irrigation – BPCL won by 28 runs

After choosing to bat first BPCL were led by opener KS Bharat’s guiding 46-ball 83 that was studded with 3 fours and 6 sixes. He was well supported by Bhavin Thakkar (23) and Vinit Indulkar (21) as they posted 166/6 in their 20 overs.

Anant Tambvekar bagged 4/20 for the Jain Irrigation. In the run chase, Jain Irrigation lost Faiz Fazal cheaply on a duck. Urvesh Patel (30) and Sanjay Mishra (62) gave brief resistance before they bundled out for 138 in 18.2 overs.

Brief Scores:

BPCL 166/6 in 20 overs (Bharat 83, Thakkar 23, Tambvekar 4/20)

Jain Irrigation 138/10 in 18.2 overs (Sanjay 62, Urvesh 30, Rishi Arother 4/14)

DY Patil (B) v Western Railways – DY Patil (B) wins by 6 runs

Western Railways had a poor start to the game as they lost their top order batsmen cheaply. They were placed at 45/4 in 8 overs. A middle order rebuild by Samarth Vyas (30) and Vinayak Bhoir (46) saw Western Railways finish with 141/9 in their 20 overs. Vinit Sinha was the pick of the bowlers with 4/22 to his name.

DY Patil (B) were led firmly by their openers Kevin Almeida and Shashank Singh. The openers put on a 108-run stand in just 57 balls. Almeida scored 47 and Shashank managed to finish on 70 off 40 balls. Their efforts saw DY Patil (B) win the match by 7 wickets.

Brief Scores:

Western Railways 141/9 in 20 overs (Bhoir 46, Samarth 30, Vinit 4/22)

DY Patil (B) 147/3 in 14.3 overs (Shashank 70, Kevin 47, Rathod 2/24)

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Tata Sports Club v RBI Sports Club – TSC win over RBI

After winning the toss, RBI Sports Club chose to put the opposition into bat. Tata Sports club rallied on a marathon knock of unbeaten 95 by ID Chouhan. The batsman scored 95 in just 49 balls with 13 fours and 2 sixes. He was only unlucky to have missed out on a century. His efforts saw TSC post 189/7 in their 20 overs. Ali Murtaza bagged 3/30 for RBISC. In response, none of the RBISC batters could claim a stake at the crease. Wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals and they were never in the game. The were eventually bundled out for 151 in 19.4 overs, thereby losing by 38 runs.

Brief Scores:

Tata Sports Club 189/7 in 20 overs (Chouhan 95*, Murtaza 3/30)

RBI Sports Club 151/10 in 19.4 overs (Kuldip Hudda 40, Dhumal 3/24)

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