Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) defeated defending champions Indian Oil in a nail-biting super over to emerge victorious in the R12 lakh prize money 8th Dr DY Patil T20 Cricket Tournament in Nerul.
The super over came into play after the teams finished level with 154 runs each.
BPCL’s Manish Pandey's 17-run knock (2x4s, 1x6) off five balls floored the opposition as they successfully chased the target of 15 runs set for them. The winners pocketed R7 lakh, while Indian Oil had to settle for R3.5 lakh.
Earlier, BPCL’s 154-run total was built on sizeable knocks from Bhavin Thakkar (32 runs, 3x4s,1x6s), Uday Kaul (33, 5x4s), who shared a 57-run partnership for the second wicket, and later from skipper Abhishek Nayar (27, 3x4s,1x6s) and Vinit Indulkar (38, 1x4s,1x6s) added. Indian Oil’s Anand Rajan (2/33) and Amit Dani (2/28) were the most successful bowlers.
Indian Oil too started their chase on a brisk note as openers Ajinkya Rahane (20, 1x4s, 2x6s) and Paresh Patel (16, 1x4s,1x6s) put on a 29-run.
Indian Oil recovered from a precarious position of 63 for 4 as Aditya Tare (34*, 2x4s, 1x6s) and Harpreet Singh (57, 3x4s, 4x6s) paced their innings well to put on a record 90-run partnership for the 5th wicket, before Harpreet was adjudged run out on the penultimate ball of the match going for a second run, with two runs required for a win. But Abbas Ali could only manage a single off the last ball.