In a match which went down to the wire, Sonnet defeated Young Friends Club by seven wickets in a league tie of the Lala Raghubir Singh hot-weather tournament on Tuesday. The match was virtually a knock-out contest as the team emerging victorious would have more or less secured a semifinal berth. And Sonnet did their semifinal chances a lot of good by snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.
Sonnet put YFC in to bat after winning the toss but none of their bowlers barring Ashish Malhotra (2-33) could make an impact and YFC put up a handsome 189 for 7 in the allotted 20 overs.
Sunny Sehrawat, who bowled the last over, came in for some special treatment as he was hit for 30 runs by Puneet Mehra and Ranjit Singh.
YFC 189 for 7 (P. Mehra 40 n.o., R. Singh 28 n.o; A. Malhotra 2-33) lost to Sonnet 195 for 3 (M. Sidania 93 n.o., R. Dhiwan 57; P. Mehra 1-33); ITC 153 for 9 (M. Vishal 45, M. Kapoor 32; W. Ahmad 3-11, R. Mehra 3-30) lost to Collage 156 for 5 (A. Katariya 51, P. Tehlan 41; N. Towari 2-15).
RRG 200 for 6 (R. Yadav 68, T. Gupta 52) beat Hargopal Academy 150 for 5 ( M. Kumar 83 n.o.; Pawan Singh 3-12); TC 95 for 9 (Sumit 16; P. Thakur 3-17, C. Saini 3-18) lost to Malviya 96 for 3 (Hemant 22).