Challenger trophy: India Red defeats India Blue by 3 wickets

Indore: Stormy knocks by Yusuf Pathan and Monish Mishra helped India Red upstage India Blue by three wickets in the inaugural match of the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy tournament here on Friday.

India Blue scored 251 with the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs courtesy Ajinkya Rahane (84) and Ravindra Jadeja (58).

Fluent innings by Pathan (63) and Mishra (42) swayed the match in favour of India Red which reached the target with the loss of seven wickets and eight balls to spare.