Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2013-14, West Zone April 3, 2014

All-round Maharashtra edge past Mumbai

ESPNcricinfo staff

A pair of 40s by Harshad Khadiwale and Vijay Zol helped Maharashtra beat state rivals Mumbai by 30 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. The match was reduced to 18 overs due to two floodlight failures the first innings, after the 11th over. Khadiwale and Zol made a solid opening stand of 90 in 12.2 overs after Maharashtra opted to bat. Zol made 48 off 41 balls before he was caught and bowled by Zaheer Khan. Zaheer struck again in his following over when he had Khadiwale caught for 47. Kedar Jadhav and Rahul Tripathi had nearly four overs remaining to score as many as possible in the curtailed innings and took the score to 139 after 18 overs. The target was then adjusted to 144 from 18 overs by the VJD method.

The Mumbai top order failed to contribute, save for Aditya Tare who made 26. Tare departed in the seventh over and Suryakumar Yadav battled with 38 off 31 balls. When Yadav departed in the 16th over, Mumbai needed an improbable 46 off 17 balls. Shrikant Mundhe was the most effective bowler for Maharashtra with 3 for 25. Maharashtra picked up their second win of the tournament.

A half-century by Yusuf Pathan set up Baroda's 26-run victory over Saurashtra in Mumbai, making it their third win on the trot. After Baroda were put in to bat, Yusuf walked in with the score at 57 for 3. He then added a quick 53 off five overs with Rakesh Solanki, who made 29. Yusuf smashed four sixes and three fours in his 28-ball knock before he was dismissed by Abhishek Bhat in the final over. Chasing 143, Saurashtra failed to put on partnerships of note and were struggling at 35 for 3. Munaf Patel, Hardik Pandya and Lukman Meriwala took two wickets apiece to bundle out Saurashtra for 116. Cheteshwar Pujara failed with the bat, scoring 8 before he was out lbw to Irfan Pathan.

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