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Irfan Pathan helps West beat North

Seasoned pace bowler Irfan Pathan and up and coming swashbuckling batsman Ishan Kishan played stellar roles in West and East Zone’s comprehensive wins over North and Central Zone respectively in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament on Monday.

Irfan Pathan helps West beat North
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Gautam Gambhir

Mumbai

Pathan grabbed 3 for 10 in four overs as West stopped North, in spite of captain Gautam Gambhir’s second fifty (60) in as many days, at 107 for 8, and then romped home by eight wickets in just 12.4 overs by making 108 for 2 at the Wankhede Stadium. 

Captain Parthiv Patel led from the front with a 35-ball 56 with nine fours and also added 80 for the first wicket with Shreyas Iyer (30) in nine overs to pave the way for West’s first win after the loss to Central on Sunday. North, were reduced to 39 for five after the burst from the 32-year-old Pathan.

Scores: 

North Zone 107 for 8 (G Gambhir 60; I Pathan 3 for 10) lost to West Zone 108 for 2 in 12.4 overs (S Iyer 30, P Patel 56). 

Central Zone 151 for 7 (N Ojha 51, Harpreet Singh 48; A Dinda 2 for 24, S Ghosh 2 for 38) lost to East Zone 154 for 3 in 17.1 overs (I Kishan 67, I Jaggi not out 51; M Lamlor 2 for 31).

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