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Irfan Pathan rescues Baroda with all-round show

Irfan Pathan bowled an economical spell and picked up two wickets Getty Images

Irfan Pathan took two wickets and then rescued Baroda with the bat to complete a three-wicket win over Saurashtra in Vadodara. Chasing the 161 target set by Saurashtra, Irfan came in to bat with his team at 38 for 4 in the ninth over - with Baroda needing 123 runs off 71 balls - and scored 65 not out at a strike-rate of over 200. His 32-ball stay included five fours and three sixes while opener Kedar Devdhar (35) supported him in a 66-run fourth-wicket stand. Chirag Jani's three wickets troubled Baroda but a late 13-ball knock of 23 by Swapnil Singh with Irfan at the other end took Baroda to their second-consecutive win. Earlier, Saurashtra made 160 for 4 courtesy a 91-run third-wicket stand between Cheteshwar Pujara (44) and Prerak Mankad (64).

Mumbai captain Aditya Tare's unbeaten knock of 71 (off 38 balls) helped them beat Maharashtra by six wickets. Maharashtra's target of 149 was overhauled with eight balls to spare with Tare stitching together useful partnerships with Shreyas Iyer (32) and Abhishek Nayar (20 not out). Debutant Armaan Jaffer (27) gave Mumbai a positive start to their chase before Tare's innings of nine fours and a six took the game away from Maharashtra. During Maharashtra's innings, Ankit Bawne fell after scoring his third-consecutive half-century. Nikhil Nayak (39) and Prayag Bhati (24 not out) added to the Maharashtra score but with Rohan Raje and Nayar taking three wickets each, Mumbai managed to restrict their opponents to 148 for 7 in their 20.

Baroda 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6KH DevdharMK Shah
2nd9KH DevdharDJ Hooda
3rd16KH DevdharVP Solanki
4th7YK PathanKH Devdhar
5th66IK PathanKH Devdhar
6th4IK PathanSLA Tai
7th47IK PathanSwapnil Singh
8th6IK PathanMY Vahora