Monday, July 31, 2023

Six-hitting Deodhar Trophy winner West Zone wins by six wickets thanks to Shivam Dube

 NEW DELHI: In Sunday's round-robin match of the Deodhar Trophy in Puducherry, West Zone defeated North Zone by six wickets, demonstrating Shivam Dube's versatility across the board.

Playing for Chennai Super Lords in the IPL, the unique left-given hitter was in excellent condition, going on a six-hitting binge by sending the ball rising above the limit multiple times. He also hit three fours to score 83 runs without losing in just 78 balls.

Pursuing an objective of 260, West Zone's batsmen conveyed a great execution. Harvik Desai established a strong groundwork at the top with a fine 50 years, scoring 56 runs. Dube and Kathan Patel built on that foundation to create an unbeaten 138-run partnership for the fifth wicket.

Dube's dangerous innings and Patel's significant commitment of 63 runs guaranteed that West Zone accomplished the objective with 7 balls in excess, getting a persuading triumph in the match.

Picking to bat, North Zone posted a cutthroat 259 for six, riding on the three fifties scored by Himanshu Rana (54), Nitish Rana (54) and Shubham Rohilla (56) yet it was insufficient eventually.

Shams Mulani, who took 29 wickets for West Zone, was the best bowler, while RS Hangargekar, Sarfaraz Khan, Rahul Tripathi, and RS Hangargekar each took one wicket.

For North Zone, Rishi Dhawan (1/30), Mayank Yadav (1/39), and Nitish Rana (1/46) each took one wicket.

West Zone are set at the third spot with 12 focuses following three successes in four matches, while North Zone are at the fifth situation with one dominate from four matches.

Brief Ratings:

North Zone: 259 for six in 50 overs (H Rana 54, S Rohilla 56, Nitish Rana 54; Hoaxes Muani 3/29)

West Zone: 260 for 4 in 48.5 overs (Kathan Patel 63, Shivam Dube 83; Rishi Dhawan 1/30).

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