Day 3 Updated Match Report of D Y Patil T20 Cup 2024 (All Four Matches) – Tilak Verma shines; Bhuvi, Krunal, Chakravarthy cast a spell

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India’s rising star Tilak Verma starred in Reliance 1’s thumping 65 run win over Central Railway in the 18th DY Patil T20 Cup at the DY Patil Stadium in Nerul on Wednesday. Verma scored a brilliant unbeaten 91 off 44 balls with four boundaries and eight sixes to help Reliance 1 post 220 for four in their 20 overs. Verma shared a 122 run stand with Shwalik Sharma (56: 36b, 5×4, 1×6) for the fourth wicket. The chase for Central Railway never took off as they lost wickets regularly. Their innings was stalled at 155 for six in their 20 overs. The hero with the ball was also Verma who picked up 1-16.

In the other encounter in the afternoon at the DY Patil Ground in Talegaon, Aman Khan struck an unbeaten 89 off 49 with 12 boundaries and three sixes to star in DY Patil Red’s seven wicket win over Income Tax. Asked to bat, Income Tax posted 169 for eight in their 20 overs. For DY Patil Red the best bowlers were India’s T20I heroes Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (2-30), Varun Chakravarthy (3-31) and skipper Krunal Pandya (2-33).

India’s champion batter Shikhar Dhawan made a valiant return to competitive cricket as his valuable knock went in vain as his side DY Patil Blue lost by just one run to Tata Sports Club at the DY Patil Ground in Talegaon on Wednesday. The chase for Blue started off well as their openers Abhijit Tomar and Shikhar Dhawan (39: 28b, 5×4, 2×6) added 64 runs in 7.1 overs. Then Nutan Goel remained unbeaten on 38 off 35 balls and he added a valuable 58 runs for the fifth wicket with Shubham Dubey (42: 18b, 6×4, 2×6).

Thursday is a rest day in the tournament.

BRIEF SCORES

At DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

11 am: Group C: Bank of Baroda 151-8 in 20 overs (Rohan Kadam 76 n.o.; Manoj Bhandage 3-34) lost to Canara Bank 152-8 in 19.4 overs (MG Naveen 47 n.o., Pallav Kumar Das 31; Kushang Patel 2-19, K Gowtham 2-27)-by two wickets

4 pm: Group A: Reliance 1 220-4 in 20 overs (Tilak Verma 91 n.o., Shwalik Sharma 56, Naman Dhir 30; Salil Agarkar 2-17) bt Central Railway 155-6 in 20 overs (Amit Paunikar 42, Gandhar Bhatawdekar 39; Tilak Verma 1-16)-by  65 runs

At DY Patil Ground, Talegaon

11 am: Group B: Tata Sports Club 185-9 in 20 overs (Apoorva Wankhede 83 n.o., Chinmay Sutar 51; Vipul Krishnan 4-42, Ajay Singh 2-32)

Bt DY Patil Blue 184-7 in 20 overs (Shubham Dubey 42, Shikhar Dhawan 39, Nutan Goel 38 n.o., Abhijit Tomar 30; Vivek Shelar 2-28, Aditya Dhumal 2-45)-by one run

4 pm: Group C: Income Tax 169-8 in 20 overs (Gaurav Jathar 47, Chirag Gandhi 33, Lalit Yadav 32 n.o.; Varun Chakravarthy 3-31, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar 2-30, Krunal Pandya 2-33) lost to DY Patil Red 170-3 in 15 overs (Aman Khan 89 n.o., Nitish Rana 37;