Yusuf Pathan continued his fine run in limited overs format as his smashing half-century helped West Zone crush South by five wickets as they entered the final of the Deodhar Trophy.
West will now take on North Zone in Wednesday’s summit clash. Put into bat, South made a decent 258 for five in their stipulated 50 overs riding on half-centuries from Stuart Binny (65) and Sachin Baby (58).
In reply, West knocked off the runs in 41.1 overs courtesy Yusuf's 53-ball-68.
The India discard hit eight boundaries and two mighty sixes — one each of offie Baba Aparajith and left-arm spinner B Sudhakar.
This is his third consecutive 60-plus score having scored a century and a half century in the successive matches in Vijay Hazare one day meet.