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Incredible Yusuf seals record chase

Yusuf Pathan played the most astonishing knock of his career, blasting a chance-filled double-century to pilot West Zone to the largest successful chase in first-class history

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This the highest successful run chase in first-class cricket and West Zone has done it in style, well done. West Zone win by 3 wickets and lift the Duleep Trophy for the 16th time. Yusuf is being hugged and lifted by his brother Irfan, a fantastic effort and a great win. Feel for Karthik, who will be dejected and disappointed to end up losing the game, after his wonderful knocks in both the innings. The fielding was terrible, drops all around and that was the case for South. A Final worth remembering for West Zone and the fans, but this match will linger in the minds of South Zone for all the wrong reasons.

Tanveer: "Hats off to Yusuf pathan!!!!!!! what an inning he has played, I think this is his best inning so far. "

Vrijlesh: "Duleepsinhji would have been proud of this effort! Kudos to the West Zone."

Satvir Singh: "Final words: Long live YK, DK and the longest format of the game."

Anish: "This match shows nothing is impossible in cricket"

Karthik: "It has been very tough, we worked hard for 4 days and it did not go well on the 5th day, we did not take the catches."

Jaffer: "I was really positive, the openers played well and Yusuf batted extremely well. The Finals are getting too close for comfort but I am enjoying it."

Thanks for joining us, it has been a pleasure going through all the emails, a fantastic finish. Do join us again for more domestic cricket, until then this is Binoy George your scorer and commentator signing off.

Aravind to Pathan, SIX runs, all over and a win with a six, hit down the ground over the long on fence for the winning runs.

136 | 17 Runs | West: 533/7

  • RR Powar18 (28b)
  • YK Pathan202 (187b)
  • PR Prem13-1-81-1

Aravind to bowl some left arm spinners.

Prem to Powar, no run, drags it short as Powar steps out to hit, he hits it hard to extra cover.

135 | 3 Runs | West: 516/7

  • RR Powar14 (25b)
  • YK Pathan189 (184b)
  • A Absolem23-2-80-2

Krishna: "I was not very serious about the saying "Little drops make the mighty ocean" until I saw this match today where little "drops" have made up this mighty ocean of 500+. The context of the drops is different though ;)"

Absolem to Powar, no run, walks down the track and pushes it back.

134 | 11 Runs | West: 513/7

  • RR Powar13 (21b)
  • YK Pathan187 (182b)
  • PR Prem12-1-64-1

Suresh: "Just feel that SOUTH ZONE will come victorious as something tells me that they have a chance with the spinners and Ganapathy bowling his heart out.Come on Fielders hold everything from here on."

Absolem is back.

Prem to Powar, no run, moves forward and looks to pad it away, misses and through to Gautam.

133 | 1 Run | West: 502/7

  • RR Powar13 (20b)
  • YK Pathan176 (177b)
  • C Ganapathy33-7-96-1

Rohan Prem is back.

Ganapathy to Powar, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

Biplab: "Wht a match man!!! I can't believe. This kind of matches will keep alive long format cricket for many years."

Ganapathy to Pathan, no run, good short delivery and well played by Yusuf, gets behind it and drops it down on the track.

West Zone 4th innings Partnerships

1st117HH KhadiwaleCR Pathak
2nd107W JafferCR Pathak
3rd15W JafferBD Thaker
4th24W JafferYK Pathan
5th31YK PathanRA Jadeja
6th84IK PathanYK Pathan
7th105YK PathanPR Shah
8th58RR PowarYK Pathan
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