Yadav blasts East attack

Yadav blasts East attack

Talented Mumbai youngster Suryakumar Yadav hit a sparkling century under pressure to guide West Zone to a respectable 299 for seven in their Duleep Trophy match against East Zone here on Friday.

Coming in at No 6 with West reduced to 41 for four, Yadav took the East attack to the cleaners as he smashed a counter-attacking 134 off only 137 balls with the help of 23 boundaries and a six.

Along with captain Cheteshwar Pujara (55, 107 balls, 10x4), Yadav added 153 for the fifth wicket to get West back in the game after a top-order collapse in the first hour.

Bengal speedster Ashok Dinda (2/75) started the slide as he castled Harshad Khadiwale (1) in the fifth over of the day. Mumbai opener Kaustubh Pawar (9) struggled for 70 minutes.


WEST ZONE (I Innings): Harshad Khadiwale b Dinda 1, Kaustabh Pawar c Goswami b Mohanty 9, Abhishek Nayar b Ahmed 14, Cheteshwar Pujara c & b Ahmed 55, Ambati Rayudu c Samantray b Ahmed 9, Suryakumar Yadav c Goswami b Nadeem 134, Rohit Motwani c Vardhan b Dinda 45, Akshay Darekar (batting) 23. Extras (LB-6, W-2, NB-1) 9. Total (for 7 wkts, 87.5 overs) 299.
Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-20, 3-24, 4-41, 5-194, 6-233, 7-299.
Bowling: Ashoke Dinda 19.5-6-75-2, Basant Mohanty 22-12-39-1, Abu Nechim 16-6-56-3, Bilab Samantray 13-3-40-0, Shahbaz Nadeem 17-1-83-1.