Doshi puts Baroda in a spin as Saurashtra wins West Zone T20 encounter

Spinner Nayan Doshi took two wickets conceding just 16 runs against Baroda Getty Images

Rajkot: Oct 24, 2011

Riding on a well-made half century by Sheldon Jackson and fine bowling by spinner Nayan Doshi, Saurashtra beat Baroda by 14 runs in the West Zone T20 match at SCA Stadium on Tuesday and kept their hopes alive for making it to the knock out stage.

Electing to bat first, Saurashtra made 151 for the loss of six wickets and then restricted Baroda at 137 for seven. This was Baroda’s first loss in the tournament.

Jackson, who cracked 73 off 51 balls, played the role of an anchor and guided Saurashtra to a respectable score.

His innings was punctuated by 10 fours and two sixes.

Kuldeep Raval came up with a useful 34 from 21 balls, hitting three sixes and one four.

For Baroda, medium pacer Murtuza Vohra was the most successful bowler, taking two wickets while conceding 18 runs.

Chasing 152 runs to win, Ambati Rayudu made 37 from 20 balls with the help of seven fours.

However, Baroda suffered a big blow when in-form and well set Yusuf Pathan was run out after making 19 runs with one six and two fours from just 12 balls.

Kedar Devdhar was the second highest scorer for Baroda, making 27 from 29 balls.

For Saurashtra, leg spinner Doshi took two wickets conceding just 16 runs, while medium pacer Siddharth Trivedi chipped in with two wickets giving away 28 runs.

With this win, Saurashtra kept their hopes alive for the second round as Saurashtra, Mumbai and Baroda have lost a match each. Maharashtra and Gujarat are already out of the knock out round. (PTI)