Yusuf Pathan powers Baroda to fourth straight win in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy

Skipper Yusuf Pathan slammed 57 off 24 balls to guide Baroda to a six-wicket victory over Maharashtra in West Zone leg match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy in Mumbai.

updated: April 04, 2014 17:26 IST
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Mumbai: Yusuf PathanRiding on skipper Yusuf Pathan's brilliant unbeaten half century, Baroda registered their fourth successive win by thrashing Maharashtra by six wickets in a West Zone leg match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, here on Friday. (Adjoining images is a file photo of Yusuf Pathan)

Opting to bat, Maharashtra posted a modest 139 for seven, which Baroda chased down with 15 balls to spare but not before they experienced some early jitters. Yusuf, who came into bat at number six, struck seven fours and three sixes during his unconquered 24-ball 57.

Chasing 140 for victory, Baroda did not have an ideal start as they lost openers Kedar Devdhar (11) and Aditya Waghmode (2) early. Waghmode was the first to return to the pavilion when he fell short of his crease as a direct hit from Harshad Khadiwale hit the stumps in the second over. (Also read: Sehwag, Gambhir power Delhi to fourth straight win)

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