Duleep Trophy, Final: North Zone v South Zone at Visakhapatnam, Feb 2-5, 2011
South Zone won by 7 wickets
  North Zone 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal N Saini c †Gautam b Ojha 3 40 30 0 0 10.00
8.6 and there is the wicket! Saini lunges forward to a delivery that was looped up by Ojha. He looks to drive and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. Gautam fumbles with the catch before taking the catch 9/1
View dismissal S Dhawan c Mukund b Mithun 5 45 29 1 0 17.24
9.5 and there is the second wicket already! Mithun pitches it short and slows it down a touch. Dhawan is early into it and pulls it straight into the hands of Mukund at midwicket 9/2
View dismissal Mandeep Singh c Sumanth b Aravind 18 85 52 4 0 34.61
27.4 fuller outside the off stump. Mandeep shows poor shot selection as he goes for the drive and it ends up safely in the hands of Sumanth at point 42/4
View dismissal M Manhas b Vinay Kumar 7 42 26 1 0 26.92
18.4 Vinay Kumar has this ability to move the ball both ways. This time he jags it back in and beats the defenses of Manhas. Manhas hears the rattle behind him and has to walk back 30/3
View dismissal P Dogra c Aravind b Ojha 167 337 228 20 5 73.24
99.1 fuller on the off stump. Dogra lofts it straight into the hands of the mid-on fielder and what an innings it has been to watch. He was looking to attack as he must have felt that there was a need for the runs and sacrifices his wicket in pursuit of them 311/9
View dismissal Yashpal Singh c †Gautam b Aravind 32 124 92 5 0 34.78
57.5 the change of the angle does the trick! Yashpal pokes at a ball just outside the off stump and gets the faint outside edge. Gautam does the rest 141/5
View dismissal U Kaul c Vinay Kumar b Mukund 38 89 81 4 0 46.91
79.2 and there's the sixth wicket! Kaul comes down the track and looks to go on the leg side. He gets a leading edge that flies high to the right of cover and Vinay Kumar takes the catch. Badrinath will be happy with the turn of the things 230/6
View dismissal A Mishra* b Vinay Kumar 7 28 18 1 0 38.88
86.5 Vinay dismisses him the way where he requires no help from others- Mishra is bowled. A short ball that Mishra looks to defend and gets an inside edge. Uthappa will be a relieved man after all 256/7
View dismissal Joginder Sharma b Ojha 30 47 39 4 1 76.92
97.4 on the middle stump and hits the top of off. How delightful to watch it as a bowler! He beats the outside edge of the bat and hits the top of off. He seems to be pretty angry there, Ojha. Joginder was looking to play for the straight ball and was beaten by the turn. A superb dismissal that 298/8
View dismissal S Narwal b Aravind 15 34 17 2 1 88.23
106.1 and Aravind has the final laugh! After the productive last over, Narwal was trying to stretch it too far and is looking to slog it away. This time around Aravind does not stray with the line. He beats Narwal's slog and hits the middle 337/10
I Sharma not out 9 26 27 1 0 33.33
Extras (lb 2, w 2, nb 2) 6
  Total (all out; 106.1 overs; 453 mins) 337 (3.17 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets R Vinay Kumar 23.4 7 60 2 2.53 (2w)
18.4 to Manhas, Vinay Kumar has this ability to move the ball both ways. This time he jags it back in and beats the defenses of Manhas. Manhas hears the rattle behind him and has to walk back 30/3
86.5 to Mishra, Vinay dismisses him the way where he requires no help from others- Mishra is bowled. A short ball that Mishra looks to defend and gets an inside edge. Uthappa will be a relieved man after all 256/7
View wicket A Mithun 19 5 46 1 2.42 (2nb)
9.5 to Dhawan, and there is the second wicket already! Mithun pitches it short and slows it down a touch. Dhawan is early into it and pulls it straight into the hands of Mukund at midwicket 9/2
View wickets PP Ojha 16.2 5 49 3 3.00
8.6 to Saini, and there is the wicket! Saini lunges forward to a delivery that was looped up by Ojha. He looks to drive and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. Gautam fumbles with the catch before taking the catch 9/1
97.4 to Joginder Sharma, on the middle stump and hits the top of off. How delightful to watch it as a bowler! He beats the outside edge of the bat and hits the top of off. He seems to be pretty angry there, Ojha. Joginder was looking to play for the straight ball and was beaten by the turn. A superb dismissal that 298/8
99.1 to Dogra, fuller on the off stump. Dogra lofts it straight into the hands of the mid-on fielder and what an innings it has been to watch. He was looking to attack as he must have felt that there was a need for the runs and sacrifices his wicket in pursuit of them 311/9
View wickets S Aravind 19.1 8 56 3 2.92
27.4 to Mandeep Singh, fuller outside the off stump. Mandeep shows poor shot selection as he goes for the drive and it ends up safely in the hands of Sumanth at point 42/4
57.5 to Yashpal Singh, the change of the angle does the trick! Yashpal pokes at a ball just outside the off stump and gets the faint outside edge. Gautam does the rest 141/5
106.1 to Narwal, and Aravind has the final laugh! After the productive last over, Narwal was trying to stretch it too far and is looking to slog it away. This time around Aravind does not stray with the line. He beats Narwal's slog and hits the middle 337/10
  Amit Verma 14 1 54 0 3.85
View wicket A Mukund 8 0 39 1 4.87
79.2 to Kaul, and there's the sixth wicket! Kaul comes down the track and looks to go on the leg side. He gets a leading edge that flies high to the right of cover and Vinay Kumar takes the catch. Badrinath will be happy with the turn of the things 230/6
  S Badrinath 6 1 31 0 5.16
  South Zone 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal A Mukund c Yashpal Singh b Narwal 34 97 72 4 0 47.22
20.3 and finally the breakthrough as Mukund drives away from the body and gets an outside edge to where fourth slip would have been. Clever field placements by Mishra 85/1
View dismissal RV Uthappa c Mishra b Joginder Sharma 66 123 63 8 2 104.76
25.4 and that's curtains for Uthappa! He looks to go for the pull shot of a ball that Joginder held back a touch. Uthappa goes through the shot and gets a top edge to mid-off, where Mishra does not commit any mistake and takes the catch easily 107/2
View dismissal S Badrinath* run out (Sharma) 136 348 208 12 2 65.38
95.3 Sharma to Amit Verma, and Badrinath is run-out again! Ishant bowls a fuller ball and Verma drives it straight back at him. Ishant drops the catch and gets some part of his hand on it as the ball is deflected onto the stumps. Badrinath is out of the crease by atleast a foot. He seemed shocked that the ball hit the stumps 374/5
View dismissal MK Pandey c Sharma b Narwal 74 122 94 5 5 78.72
51.4 fuller ball outside the off stump. Pandey lofts it straight into the hands of Ishant at mid-off. Pity considering the bowling wasn't all that great. NArwal himself is surprised at the wicket 243/3
View dismissal B Sumanth b Narwal 48 147 124 7 0 38.70
86.5 finally some respite for the bowlers as the ball keeps lows and rattles the timber 362/4
View dismissal Amit Verma c †Kaul b Joginder Sharma 32 122 76 1 2 42.10
111.6 short of a good length and moving away from the bastman, Verma cuts in the air, Uday Kaul takes a diving catch 420/8
View dismissal CM Gautam c Dhawan b Sharma 9 21 14 2 0 64.28
99.5 finally Ishant has a wicket! Short of a good length delivery outside the off stump. Gautam gets onto the backfoot and has a defensive prod at it. Enough to get an outside edge that is taken by Dhawan by diving to his left at first slip 386/6
View dismissal R Vinay Kumar c Dhawan b Sharma 0 7 6 0 0 0.00
101.5 and the 'Ishant-Dhawan' combine is at it again. The ball moves a touch after pitching on the good length area on the middle stump. Vinay gets back and edges it to Dhawan at first slip and the match is opening up 386/7
View dismissal A Mithun lbw b Joginder Sharma 26 78 51 4 1 50.98
119.1 good length delivery and pace cut down from the delivery. Enough to deceive Mithun. He is into his defensive push by the time the ball hits him in line with the off stump on the back pad. Reward for maintaining a good line 445/9
View dismissal PP Ojha st †Kaul b Yashpal Singh 21 93 60 3 0 35.00
132.2 flighted ball outside the off stump. Ojha looks to slog it and misses the line completely. In an attempt to slog it, he drags the backfoot forward and Kaul is quick to whip the bails off 477/10
S Aravind not out 11 55 40 1 0 27.50
Extras (lb 6, nb 14) 20
  Total (all out; 132.2 overs; 610 mins) 477 (3.60 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Joginder Sharma 24 5 66 3 2.75
25.4 to Uthappa, and that's curtains for Uthappa! He looks to go for the pull shot of a ball that Joginder held back a touch. Uthappa goes through the shot and gets a top edge to mid-off, where Mishra does not commit any mistake and takes the catch easily 107/2
111.6 to Amit Verma, short of a good length and moving away from the bastman, Verma cuts in the air, Uday Kaul takes a diving catch 420/8
119.1 to Mithun, good length delivery and pace cut down from the delivery. Enough to deceive Mithun. He is into his defensive push by the time the ball hits him in line with the off stump on the back pad. Reward for maintaining a good line 445/9
View wickets I Sharma 29 4 99 2 3.41 (8nb)
99.5 to Gautam, finally Ishant has a wicket! Short of a good length delivery outside the off stump. Gautam gets onto the backfoot and has a defensive prod at it. Enough to get an outside edge that is taken by Dhawan by diving to his left at first slip 386/6
101.5 to Vinay Kumar, and the 'Ishant-Dhawan' combine is at it again. The ball moves a touch after pitching on the good length area on the middle stump. Vinay gets back and edges it to Dhawan at first slip and the match is opening up 386/7
View wickets S Narwal 28 4 89 3 3.17
20.3 to Mukund, and finally the breakthrough as Mukund drives away from the body and gets an outside edge to where fourth slip would have been. Clever field placements by Mishra 85/1
51.4 to Pandey, fuller ball outside the off stump. Pandey lofts it straight into the hands of Ishant at mid-off. Pity considering the bowling wasn't all that great. NArwal himself is surprised at the wicket 243/3
86.5 to Sumanth, finally some respite for the bowlers as the ball keeps lows and rattles the timber 362/4
  A Mishra 35 4 150 0 4.28 (6nb)
  M Manhas 5 0 37 0 7.40
View wicket Yashpal Singh 11.2 2 30 1 2.64
132.2 to Ojha, flighted ball outside the off stump. Ojha looks to slog it and misses the line completely. In an attempt to slog it, he drags the backfoot forward and Kaul is quick to whip the bails off 477/10
  North Zone 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal N Saini c †Gautam b Ojha 65 201 135 9 0 48.14
46.6 caught †Gautam 145/3
View dismissal S Dhawan c Sumanth b Ojha 19 72 48 1 0 39.58
16.2 on the middle stump. Dhawan looks to defend it and gets an inside edge to short leg. Thats an easy catch for Sumanth and he takes it. First breakthrough for South 30/1
View dismissal Mandeep Singh c †Gautam b Aravind 22 73 57 3 0 38.59
33.2 caught †Gautam 87/2
View dismissal M Manhas c Pandey b Aravind 79 131 93 9 1 84.94
66.4 Manhas looks to flick it away and gets a leading edge to Pandey, who runs in from cover to take the catch 230/4
View dismissal P Dogra c Amit Verma b Ojha 44 93 80 5 0 55.00
71.4 outside the off stump. Dogra attempts a wild slog against the run of the play and gets a top edge that flies to cover and Verma takes it happily 244/5
Yashpal Singh not out 42 97 55 3 1 76.36
View dismissal U Kaul c †Gautam b Aravind 3 23 16 0 0 18.75
76.6 arm-ball does the trick. Kaul is looking to defend it and gets a faint outside edge back to the keeper 253/6
View dismissal S Narwal c †Gautam b Mukund 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
77.5 and there is another wicket. Narwal looks to turn it away and gets an inside edge that's taken by the keeper. For safe measure, he flicks the bails off too. Jerling at square-leg signals for the third-umpire and Shastri raises the index finger for the catch 254/7
View dismissal A Mishra* lbw b Mithun 30 38 36 3 1 83.33
86.4 and the new-ball does the trick as he is hit in front of the middle stump. Mishra has added valuable runs to the total and now he has to walk back 305/8
View dismissal I Sharma lbw b Mithun 1 9 7 0 0 14.28
88.2 fuller and lower on the off stump line. Coming in just a touch and it hits him in front of middle and off. The final rites for North's innings are being spelt out 317/9
View dismissal Joginder Sharma b Mithun 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
88.5 good length ball on the leg stump. Joginder plays all over it and is struck on the back leg. The ball then deflects off his leg to the off stump and that's that 317/10
Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 4, nb 1) 12
  Total (all out; 88.5 overs; 376 mins) 317 (3.56 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  R Vinay Kumar 16 4 64 0 4.00 (4w)
View wickets A Mithun 14.5 6 42 3 2.83 (1nb)
86.4 to Mishra, and the new-ball does the trick as he is hit in front of the middle stump. Mishra has added valuable runs to the total and now he has to walk back 305/8
88.2 to Sharma, fuller and lower on the off stump line. Coming in just a touch and it hits him in front of middle and off. The final rites for North's innings are being spelt out 317/9
88.5 to Joginder Sharma, good length ball on the leg stump. Joginder plays all over it and is struck on the back leg. The ball then deflects off his leg to the off stump and that's that 317/10
View wickets PP Ojha 25 1 94 3 3.76
16.2 to Dhawan, on the middle stump. Dhawan looks to defend it and gets an inside edge to short leg. Thats an easy catch for Sumanth and he takes it. First breakthrough for South 30/1
46.6 to Saini, caught †Gautam 145/3
71.4 to Dogra, outside the off stump. Dogra attempts a wild slog against the run of the play and gets a top edge that flies to cover and Verma takes it happily 244/5
View wickets S Aravind 26 6 76 3 2.92
33.2 to Mandeep Singh, caught †Gautam 87/2
66.4 to Manhas, Manhas looks to flick it away and gets a leading edge to Pandey, who runs in from cover to take the catch 230/4
76.6 to Kaul, arm-ball does the trick. Kaul is looking to defend it and gets a faint outside edge back to the keeper 253/6
View wicket A Mukund 5 0 25 1 5.00
77.5 to Narwal, and there is another wicket. Narwal looks to turn it away and gets an inside edge that's taken by the keeper. For safe measure, he flicks the bails off too. Jerling at square-leg signals for the third-umpire and Shastri raises the index finger for the catch 254/7
  Amit Verma 1 0 2 0 2.00
  RV Uthappa 1 0 7 0 7.00
  South Zone 2nd innings (target: 178 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
A Mukund not out 64 100 67 8 1 95.52
View dismissal RV Uthappa c sub (S Kanwar) b Narwal 71 64 45 8 3 157.77
13.5 and the entertainment from Uthappa ends as he lofts one straight down the throat of Kanwar at long-off. The lack of pace did him in 100/1
View dismissal Amit Verma c & b Yashpal Singh 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
14.1 fuller ball that Verma drives back to the bowler and is caught 100/2
View dismissal MK Pandey b Yashpal Singh 37 26 24 2 3 154.16
22.3 beats Pandey with the faster ball and hits the middle stump 166/3
B Sumanth not out 2 4 5 0 0 40.00
Extras (lb 4) 4
  Total (3 wickets; 23.4 overs; 100 mins) 178 (7.52 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
View wicket S Narwal 5.4 1 38 1 6.70
13.5 to Uthappa, and the entertainment from Uthappa ends as he lofts one straight down the throat of Kanwar at long-off. The lack of pace did him in 100/1
  I Sharma 4 0 31 0 7.75
  A Mishra 3 0 28 0 9.33
  Joginder Sharma 1.2 0 5 0 3.75
View wickets Yashpal Singh 6 0 40 2 6.66
14.1 to Amit Verma, fuller ball that Verma drives back to the bowler and is caught 100/2
22.3 to Pandey, beats Pandey with the faster ball and hits the middle stump 166/3
  M Manhas 2 0 17 0 8.50
  S Dhawan 1.4 0 15 0 9.00

Match details


Toss - North Zone, who chose to bat
Series - South Zone won the 2010/11 Duleep Trophy
Player of the match - S Badrinath (South Zone)
Umpires - BG Jerling (South Africa) and SL Shastri
TV umpire - NA Patwardhan
Match referee - Chinmay Sharma
Close of play
  • Wed, 2 Feb - day 1 - North Zone 1st innings 266/7 (P Dogra 147*, Joginder Sharma 4*, 90 ov)
  • Thu, 3 Feb - day 2 - South Zone 1st innings 298/3 (S Badrinath 97*, B Sumanth 21*, 70 ov)
  • Fri, 4 Feb - day 3 - North Zone 2nd innings 50/1 (N Saini 21*, Mandeep Singh 9*, 23 ov)
  • Sat, 5 Feb - day 4 - South Zone 2nd innings 178/3 (23.4 ov) - end of match
 
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