Pandya sixathon secures Baroda victory

Baroda 168 for 4 (Pandya 86*) beat Vidarbha 162 for 5 (Satish 54, Wankhede 40) by six wickets

File photo – Hardik Pandya followed up his blistering knock against Delhi with a match-winning effort for Baroda © BCCI

Allrounder Hardik Pandya slammed eight sixes in his unbeaten 86 as he guided Baroda to a six-wicket win over Vidarbha in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Super League match in Mumbai.

Baroda, who were struggling at 85 for 4 in the 13th over, went into the last five overs of the chase needing 63 runs. Pandya, who had recently struck 34 runs in an over, took charge of the chase, slamming sixes off Ravi Jangid and Ravi Thakur to help Baroda reach the target with an over to spare. Pandya’s 43-ball knock – his fifth half-century – is his best in T20 cricket. Pandya was supported by Irfan Pathan (26*), who contributed to the unbeaten 83-run, fifth-wicket partnership.

Earlier Vidarbha were buoyed by Ganesh Satish’s 31-ball 54 with supporting knocks from wicketkeeper Jitesh Sharma (35) and Apoorv Wankhede (40).

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