Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > News >

Deodhar Trophy 2013: Yusuf Pathan slams quickfire half-century to guide West Zone to final

Deodhar Trophy 2013: Yusuf Pathan slams quickfire half-century to guide West Zone to final

West Zone will face North in the final of Deodhar Trophy 2013 © AFP

Guwahati: Mar 12, 2013

Yusuf Pathan continued his fine run in limited-overs format as his smashing half-century helped West Zone crush South by five wickets as they entered the final of the Deodhar Trophy.

West will now take on North Zone in Wednesday’s summit clash.

Put into bat, South made a decent 258 for five in their stipulated 50 overs riding on half-centuries from Stuart Binny (65) and Sachin Baby (58).

In reply, West knocked off the runs in 41.1 overs courtesy Yusuf’s 53-ball-68. The India discard hit eight boundaries and two mighty sixes — one each of offie Baba Aparajith and left-arm spinner B Sudhakar.

This is his third consecutive 60-plus score having scored a century and a half century in the successive matches in Vijay Hazare one day meet.

India U-19 star Vijay Zol also hit a matured 75 off 88 balls with the help of 11 boundaries and a six.

The only time that South looked like making a match of it was in the first seven overs when West were reduced to 26 for two with opener Parthiv Patel (14) and Manpreet Juneja (1) back in the hut. However a 71-run stand between Zol and Ambati Rayudu (31) helped West steady the ship.

Once Rayudu was dismissed by left-arm spinner Sudhakar edging an away spinning delivery to the glovesman, Pathan walked in. Initially, he didn’t take any risks but once he got set, he just stuck into the bowling. He hit Aparajith over deep mid-wicket for maximum and Sudhakar’s delivery was sent soaring over the sightscreen. The duo added 66 runs in a shade over 11 overs after which Zol was dismissed by R Vinay Kumar.

Kedar Jadhav (56 no) then sent the South bowlers on a leatherhunt smashing eight fours in 44 balls to finish off the contest.

Brief Scores: South Zone 258 for 5 (Stuart Binny 65, Sachin Baby 58, Munaf Patel 2 for 48, Abhishek Nayar 2 for 49) lost to West Zone 259 for 5 in 41.1 overs (Vijay Zol 75, Yusuf Pathan 68, Kedar Jadhav 56*) by 5 wickets.

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 26, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 26, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 23, 2014  at Dubai

Chennai Super Kings won by 7 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 22, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 72 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 21, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Chennai Super Kings won by 93 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 20, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Delhi Daredevils won by 4 wkts

Photos

CSK vs DD, IPL 2014 Match 8 at Abu Dhabi

Videos

IPL: Tanmay Mishra talks shows the contents of his kit

IPL 2013: Chris Gayle’s monumental 175 against Pune Warriors India

Who else but Shakespeare on the World Book and Copyright Day?

IPL 2013: Shane Watson’s scintillating century against Chennai Super Kings goes in vain

John Small — The first man to use a straight bat

IPL 2014: Dwayne Bravo’s absence a major blow for Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings Delhi Daredevils Glenn Maxwell India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kings XI Punjab KXIP vs SRH KXIP vs SRH 2014 MS Dhoni Rajasthan Royals RR vs CSK 2014 Sanju Samson Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sachin Tendulkar turns 41, celebrating birthday away from cricket field

IPL 2014 set to break all records

Saleem Malik hits out at PCB for not reviewing his life ban

IPL 2014: Ravindra Jadeja says he enjoys bowling after Chennai’s win over Rajasthan

David Miller believes three consecutive wins in IPL 2014 ‘phenomenal’ for Kings XI Punjab

Sachin Tendulkar — the greatest batsman of India

Sachin Tendulkar: Five forgotten gems

Sachin Tendulkar: A timeless fairytale

Sachin Tendulkar: Why he remains my favourite cricketer

Sachin Tendulkar: How he made me fall in love with cricket

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

622 Posts | 7 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli's 77 during India vs Sri Lanka ICC World T20 2014 final at Dhaka

Google Street View now lets users go back in time

Is Cameron Diaz planning holiday for Gwyneth Paltrow?

Apple Q2 2014 earnings: 43.7 million iPhones, 16.3 million iPads sold

Sonakshi Sinha beats Akshay Kumar in basketball – Watch video!

Sachin Tendulkar turns 41, celebrating birthday away from cricket field

Sachin Tendulkar: Five forgotten gems

Also on cricketcountry.com