Thanks to Yusuf Pathan’s explosive innings, the team achieved a mammoth target of 536 runs. 10 years ago this historic victory was destined on this day.
If someone asks you this question, which team has the record of achieving the biggest goal in cricket history, then it will not be so easy to find the answer. And if you are told that the contribution of Indian batsman Yusuf Pathan is the most important in achieving this goal, then it will not be too surprising. But this is the truth. This charisma happened ten years ago in 2010. In 2010, Yusuf Pathan’s team made history by achieving a record 536 runs in this first-class match ended today. The amazing thing is that this match took a total of five centuries. Out of which two players scored four centuries. Let’s go on this wonderful journey.
The final match of the Duleep Trophy, an important tournament of India’s domestic cricket, was played between West Zone and South Zone in Hyderabad from 2 to 6 February. South Zone batted first in this match and scored 400 runs in the first innings. Captain Dinesh Karthik’s contribution of 183 runs made with the help of 25 fours and a six off 226 balls was important. Apart from him, Ganesh Satish scored 53 and Chidambaram Gautam scored 49 runs. Irfan Pathan took five wickets for the West Zone.
Captain Karthik’s answer is no
In response, the West Zone team collapsed for 251 runs in the first innings. Yusuf Pathan scored the highest 108 runs for the team. In 76 balls, he hit 12 fours and 5 sixes. After him, the highest score of 27 runs came from the bat of number 10 Dhawal Kulkarni. The most successful bowler for South Zone was Chandrashekhar Ganapathy, who took five wickets. After this, South Zone declared for 386 runs after losing 9 wickets in the second innings. Captain Karthik’s bat spoke again and this time he scored 150 runs from 162 balls. 22 fours were included in this innings. Chidambaram Gautam contributed 88 runs. This time five wickets for West Zone came in the part of Dhawal Kulkarni.
History created like this
In this way, the West Zone got the target of a record 536 runs to win. Chirag Pathak and Harshad Khadiwale gave the team a strong start. Chirag scored 130 off 168 balls while Harshad scored 45 runs. Captain Wasim Jaffer, who landed at number three, played a brilliant innings of 66 runs. But the game after this was named after Yusuf Pathan. Pathan fiercely scored runs in every corner of the field and on seeing that he scored a double century. Finally, when Pathan returned to the pavilion after scoring an unbeaten 210, history was created.
In order to reach the team’s record target of 536, Pathan also hit 19 fours and 10 sixes in 190 balls. In this way, the biggest goal of first class history was achieved. Earlier this record was made in the Sri Lankan home match when Central Provinces won against Northeast Provinces by scoring 513 runs for 9 wickets. This is from the year 2003-04.