Parthiv Patel led from the front with a blistering 40-ball 70 © PTI (File Photo)
Parthiv Patel led from the front with a blistering 40-ball 70 © PTI (File Photo)

Nagpur: Skipper Parthiv Patel led from the front with a blistering 40-ball 70 as Gujarat defeated Hyderabad by three wickets in the national T20 championship for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Monday. In the Group A match, Hyderabad were restricted to 131 for seven in the stipulated 20 overs after choosing to bat at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground. In reply, Gujarat chased down the target with three balls to spare, reaching 134 for seven in 19.3 overs. During his blazing knock, Parthiv struck eight boundaries and three sixes, and put on 99 runs for the opening wicket with Priyank Kirit Panchal, who made 32. Live Cricket Updates, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015-16

Left-arm pacer Rudra Pratap Singh was the most successful bowler for Gujarat, returning figures of three for 15 in four economical overs. Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Patel picked up two wickets apiece for the visiting side. For Hyderabad, skipper Hanuma Vihari top-scored with 32, while Tanmay Agarwal, Akash Bhandari and B Sandeep contributed 25, 24 and 20 respectively.

Brief Scores:

Hyderabad 131 for 7 in 20 overs (Hanuma Vihari 32; RP Singh 3 for 15) lost to Gujarat 134 for 7 in 19.3 overs (Parthiv Patel 70; B Sandeep 2 for 14, Mohammed Siraj 2 for 29) by 3 wickets.