Indias West Zone break world record
NEW DELHI: India's West Zone team amassed the highest successful run chase in first-class cricket history, reaching 541-7 to win a premier domestic tournament in Hyderabad today.
Yusuf Pathan smashed an unbeaten 210 off 190 balls as West Zone surpassed a fourth innings target of 536 to defeat South Zone by three wickets in the five-day Duleep Trophy final.
The total surpassed the previous world record of 513-9 by Sri Lanka's Central Province against South Province in Kandy during the 2003-04 season.
Pathan, 27, who has played 30 one-day internationals and 11 Twenty20 matches for India, plundered 19 boundaries and 10 sixes during his match-winning knock after making 108 in the first innings. It marked a stunning comeback for West Zone, who had conceded a 149-run first innings lead to South Zone in the inter-zonal final. The highest successful run chase in Test history is 418-7 by the West Indies against Australia at St John's, Antigua in May, 2003.