Parthiv Patel scored 56, as West Zone drub North Zone by 8 wickets in Syed Mushtaq Ali Inter-Zonal Trophy    AFP (File Photo)
Parthiv Patel scored 56, as West Zone drub North Zone by 8 wickets in Syed Mushtaq Ali Inter-Zonal Trophy AFP (File Photo)

Mumbai: West Zone defeated North Zone by eight wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Inter-Zonal Twenty20 cricket tournament at Wankhede Stadium on Monday. For the West Zone, Shreyas Iyer (30) and skipper Parthiv Patel (56) were the top scorers. For the North Zone, Mohit Sharma and Parveez Rasool chipped in with one wicket each. Chasing 108, Iyer and Patel built a match winning 80-run first wicket partnership before Iyer was adjudged leg before wicket in the ninth over. He was taken by spinner Rasool with 80 runs on the board. After two overs, Patel was also sent packing by pacer Sharma with just 16 runs needed to win. His 35-ball knock was laced with nine boundaries. Syed Mushtaq Ali Inter-Zonal Trophy: Central beat West by 6 wickets

New batsmen Aditya Tare (14 not out) and Ankit Bawne (4) then completed the formalities to hand a comfortable victory with 66 balls remaining. Earlier, put in to bat, North Zone scored 107/8 in their allotted 20 overs with veteran batsman Gautam Gambhir scoring 60 runs. For the West Zone, Irfan Pathan scalped three wickets while Shardul Thakur, Ishwar Chaudhary and Abhishek Nayar chipped in with one wicket each. Earlier, The Central Zone defeated the West Zone by six wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Inter-Zonal Twenty20 cricket tournament at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Harbhajan Singh-led North Zone favourites for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

For the Central Zone, middle-order batsman Harpreet Singh (62) and Mahesh Rawat (30 not out) were the highest scorers. For the West Zone, Ishwar Chaudhary scalped two wickets while Irfan Pathan and Praveen Tambe took one wicket each. Chasing 161, openers Naman Ojha and Mahipal Lomror started the proceeding on a steady note.

Brief scores:

North Zone 107 for 8 in 20 overs (Gautam Gambhir 60; Irfan Pathan 3 for 10) lost to West Zone 108 for 2 in 12.4 overs (Shreyas Iyer 30, Parthiv Patel 56; Parveez Rasool 1 for 7) by 8 wickets.