India Green tumble to 170 as Yusuf Pathan grabs four wickets

All-rounder Yusuf Pathan scalped four wickets for 25 runs against India Green Getty Images

Nagpur: Oct 11, 2011

After an impressive victory last night, the Gautam Gambhir-led India Red side dismissed India Green for a paltry 170 in only 37.5 overs in the second match of the NKP Salve Challenger Series being played here.

Part time offie Yusuf Pathan was the pick of the bowlers grabbing four for 25 in only 7.5 overs.

There was a dramatic batting collapse of the Green team as they lost 10 wickets for only 70 runs after Robin Uthappa (56) gave his team a blazing start in company of Aniruddha Srikkanth (37). The duo added 100 runs in first 15 overs before Uthappa’s impetuosity brought about his downfall.

Trying to give MP medium pacer Taduri Sudhindra the charge, the burly opener was caught at long-on. Uthappa played only 47 balls and hit eight fours and a six.

Uthappa’s dismissal started the collapse as another three wickets feel with the addition of 14 runs. T20 specialist T Suman (0)charged out to Pathan and was promptly stumped, followed by Aniruddha who edged one to Wriddhiman Saha behind stumps.

Mohnish Mishra (2) was run-out and Green team slumped to 114 for four. Mohammed Kaif who returned to the Challenger fold scored a painstaking 29 aading 36 runs in the process with glovesman CM Gautham (19).

The last six wickets went for only 20 runs with Gautham’s mistimed sweep leading the procession. Skipper Harbhajan Singh (0) tried an audacious sweep shot off Jalaj Saxena and was caught at third man.

The most interesting aspect of the Green innings was seven wickets that were shared between three spinners Yusuf, Jalaj Saxena (two for 39) and Chawla (one for 38) despite two new balls being used from both ends which keeps it sufficiently hard.(PTI)

Brief Score: India Green 170 all out in 37.5 overs (Robin Uthappa 56, Srikkanth Anirudha 37; Yusuf Pathan 4 for 25) vs India Red

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