Deodhar Trophy, 1st Semi-final: North Zone v South Zone at Visakhapatnam, Mar 24, 2014
Deodhar Trophy - 1st semi final
North Zone won by 100 runs
24 March 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)
  North Zone innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal P Chopra lbw b Aparajith 34 65 3 1 52.30
20.3 Baba strikes an important wicket here, flighted delivery around off which turns back in sharply. Chopra goes back and tries to work it to on side, misses the line completely and struck on the front pad. Huge appeal from Karthik and the bowler, umpire took a bit of time but an affirmative answer. 63/4
View dismissal G Gambhir c Ojha b Vinay Kumar 2 12 0 0 16.66
4.5 Gambhir departs without any impact, good length delivery which straightens on middle and leg. Gambhir walks down the crease and tries to work on the leg side, closes the face early which took the leading edge towards mid-off, Ojha dives full length to his right and holds a good one. 9/1
View dismissal N Saini c Samson b Vinay Kumar 16 17 2 0 94.11
11.4 Vinay brought him back and gets a wicket, short of a length delivery on middle and leg, Saini waits on the back and tries to clear the infield on the leg side. He didn't get the elevation and an edge lobs towards mid-on where Samson runs to his right to hold that. 35/2
View dismissal Mandeep Singh run out (Mahesh/†Karthik) 0 10 0 0 0.00
14.5 from Mahesh, Mandeep's misery comes to an end, good length delivery which was driven straight back towards the bowler, get finger tips onto it and roll towards on side, Mandeep calls for a single but Chopra refuses but he was half way down. Mahesh get rid off the ball quickly and throws towards the striker's end. Karthik did the rest. 40/3
RS Paliwal not out 107 113 8 2 94.69
View dismissal Gurkeerat Singh lbw b Vinay Kumar 77 66 6 4 116.66
43.4 finally able to break the partnership, yorker length delivery on middle and leg. Gurkeerat tries to play across the line and misses it, struck just above the toe, a bit of inside edge to the pad? definitely down leg, umpire has a different view as he raised his finger. 214/5
View dismissal Parvez Rasool c Vinay Kumar b Mithun 8 8 0 0 100.00
47.2 Mithun follows Rasool as he was charging down the track and alters his length, shortish delivery around middle and off. Rasool ends up in a awkward position to work with that and hence not able to reach the top of the bounce, ends his slash into the safe hands of the captain at cover 243/6
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh* c Vinay Kumar b Ojha 7 6 0 1 116.66
48.4 his counterpart picks him out at short third man, kept full and wide outside off. He has to reaches for it as he was backing away, gets it at the toe end of the bat which lobs towards Vinay Kumar, who moves to his right and holds a good running catch. 252/7
R Dhawan not out 4 4 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 4, w 5, nb 1) 10
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 265 (5.30 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets R Vinay Kumar 10 0 57 3 5.70 (1w)
4.5 to Gambhir, Gambhir departs without any impact, good length delivery which straightens on middle and leg. Gambhir walks down the crease and tries to work on the leg side, closes the face early which took the leading edge towards mid-off, Ojha dives full length to his right and holds a good one. 9/1
11.4 to Saini, Vinay brought him back and gets a wicket, short of a length delivery on middle and leg, Saini waits on the back and tries to clear the infield on the leg side. He didn't get the elevation and an edge lobs towards mid-on where Samson runs to his right to hold that. 35/2
43.4 to Gurkeerat Singh, finally able to break the partnership, yorker length delivery on middle and leg. Gurkeerat tries to play across the line and misses it, struck just above the toe, a bit of inside edge to the pad? definitely down leg, umpire has a different view as he raised his finger. 214/5
View wicket A Mithun 10 1 37 1 3.70 (1w)
47.2 to Parvez Rasool, Mithun follows Rasool as he was charging down the track and alters his length, shortish delivery around middle and off. Rasool ends up in a awkward position to work with that and hence not able to reach the top of the bounce, ends his slash into the safe hands of the captain at cover 243/6
  VY Mahesh 9 1 36 0 4.00 (1nb, 1w)
  RV Uthappa 1 0 6 0 6.00 (2w)
View wicket PP Ojha 12 0 75 1 6.25
48.4 to Harbhajan Singh, his counterpart picks him out at short third man, kept full and wide outside off. He has to reaches for it as he was backing away, gets it at the toe end of the bat which lobs towards Vinay Kumar, who moves to his right and holds a good running catch. 252/7
View wicket B Aparajith 5 0 34 1 6.80
20.3 to Chopra, Baba strikes an important wicket here, flighted delivery around off which turns back in sharply. Chopra goes back and tries to work it to on side, misses the line completely and struck on the front pad. Huge appeal from Karthik and the bowler, umpire took a bit of time but an affirmative answer. 63/4
  KK Nair 1 0 3 0 3.00
  MK Pandey 2 0 13 0 6.50
  South Zone innings (target: 266 runs from 50 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RV Uthappa c Gurkeerat Singh b Dhawan 47 47 9 0 100.00
14.2 another set batsmen back into the hut, South all of sudden losing the tempo. It was on a length which holds line outside off, he stride forward and drives uppishly with a intention to clear the long-off, didn't get the elevation as Gurkeerat has to run forward and dives full length to hold that. 72/2
View dismissal B Aparajith c Chopra b Sharma 21 37 2 1 56.75
13.4 finally Ishant able to give that break through, Baba a bit carried away after those flicks around the corner. This one bounce a bit more than the expectation of him from back of a length, he didn't able to keep it down nor enough wood on that to clear the infield on leg side, went flat to short square leg. 72/1
View dismissal KL Rahul c †Saini b Dhawan 3 7 0 0 42.85
16.3 another one goes, short of a length delivery down leg, Rahul waits on the back foot and tries to glance it towards long leg as it didn't rise too much, that was quick enough and he ends up gloving it back towards Saini. Dhawan gets his second wicket. 78/3
View dismissal KD Karthik c Chopra b Parvez Rasool 10 19 1 0 52.63
22.6 on my Lord, another one throw his wicket to a shortish delivery, kept it flat on middle and leg. Karthik goes back and went for the pull, got the elevation but not able to get the distance, it went flat into the hands of Chopra at short midwicket, actually he just holds that with the finger tips. 106/5
View dismissal MK Pandey c Mandeep Singh b Harbhajan Singh 7 11 1 0 63.63
19.1 Harbhajan strikes as Pandey been beaten by the pace, shortish delivery and turning in from middle stump, that was pushed too quicker than the expectation of Pandey, He goes back and pulls it but no timing at all and went flat to the man at square leg 89/4
KK Nair not out 51 57 5 2 89.47
View dismissal SV Samson c Chopra b Harbhajan Singh 0 2 0 0 0.00
23.3 Samson gone for a duck, South in real trouble now, who would have thought this score when Robin and Baba batting, that was flatter and on a length, on middle and leg. Samson walks down the track and just hands a simple catching practice to the man at short cover, its Chopra once again. 107/6
View dismissal R Vinay Kumar* c Harbhajan Singh b Parvez Rasool 3 8 0 0 37.50
24.6 so its again the captain who holds the catch of the other, Harbhajan thanks him with a simple catch at short cover, shortish and spins in from outside off. Vinay goes back and tries to work it on the leg side, leading edge and into the safe hands. 110/7
View dismissal A Mithun c Gurkeerat Singh b Harbhajan Singh 4 8 0 0 50.00
27.6 tossed up delivery on middle and off, Mithun gets down on one knee and goes for slog sweep. He times it well but didn't get the enough distance to clear the lone man at deep midwicket, Gurkeerat places underneath it just near the ropes and judges it to the perfection. 121/8
View dismissal VY Mahesh c †Saini b Nehra 7 19 1 0 36.84
32.6 penultimate wicket falls, touch short and angling away from middle and leg. Mahesh stays on the crease and tries to run it down towards third man but that was too close to his body and that's not going anywhere where he wanted, ends up with a genuine edge back to Saini who doesn't misses those, now its just matter of time. 148/9
View dismissal PP Ojha c Nehra b Parvez Rasool 0 4 0 0 0.00
36.3 it's all over, a comprehensive victory for North Zone, length delivery from round the wicket, Ojha leans forward and tries to go over mid-on, top edge edges it towards short third man where Nehra picks it up nicely. 165/10
Extras (b 4, w 8) 12
  Total (all out; 36.3 overs) 165 (4.52 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket A Nehra 7 0 24 1 3.42 (2w)
32.6 to Mahesh, penultimate wicket falls, touch short and angling away from middle and leg. Mahesh stays on the crease and tries to run it down towards third man but that was too close to his body and that's not going anywhere where he wanted, ends up with a genuine edge back to Saini who doesn't misses those, now its just matter of time. 148/9
View wickets R Dhawan 9 1 47 2 5.22 (2w)
14.2 to Uthappa, another set batsmen back into the hut, South all of sudden losing the tempo. It was on a length which holds line outside off, he stride forward and drives uppishly with a intention to clear the long-off, didn't get the elevation as Gurkeerat has to run forward and dives full length to hold that. 72/2
16.3 to Rahul, another one goes, short of a length delivery down leg, Rahul waits on the back foot and tries to glance it towards long leg as it didn't rise too much, that was quick enough and he ends up gloving it back towards Saini. Dhawan gets his second wicket. 78/3
View wicket I Sharma 6 1 40 1 6.66
13.4 to Aparajith, finally Ishant able to give that break through, Baba a bit carried away after those flicks around the corner. This one bounce a bit more than the expectation of him from back of a length, he didn't able to keep it down nor enough wood on that to clear the infield on leg side, went flat to short square leg. 72/1
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 10 0 35 3 3.50 (4w)
19.1 to Pandey, Harbhajan strikes as Pandey been beaten by the pace, shortish delivery and turning in from middle stump, that was pushed too quicker than the expectation of Pandey, He goes back and pulls it but no timing at all and went flat to the man at square leg 89/4
23.3 to Samson, Samson gone for a duck, South in real trouble now, who would have thought this score when Robin and Baba batting, that was flatter and on a length, on middle and leg. Samson walks down the track and just hands a simple catching practice to the man at short cover, its Chopra once again. 107/6
27.6 to Mithun, tossed up delivery on middle and off, Mithun gets down on one knee and goes for slog sweep. He times it well but didn't get the enough distance to clear the lone man at deep midwicket, Gurkeerat places underneath it just near the ropes and judges it to the perfection. 121/8
View wickets Parvez Rasool 4.3 1 15 3 3.33
22.6 to Karthik, on my Lord, another one throw his wicket to a shortish delivery, kept it flat on middle and leg. Karthik goes back and went for the pull, got the elevation but not able to get the distance, it went flat into the hands of Chopra at short midwicket, actually he just holds that with the finger tips. 106/5
24.6 to Vinay Kumar, so its again the captain who holds the catch of the other, Harbhajan thanks him with a simple catch at short cover, shortish and spins in from outside off. Vinay goes back and tries to work it on the leg side, leading edge and into the safe hands. 110/7
36.3 to Ojha, it's all over, a comprehensive victory for North Zone, length delivery from round the wicket, Ojha leans forward and tries to go over mid-on, top edge edges it towards short third man where Nehra picks it up nicely. 165/10

Match details


Toss - South Zone, who chose to field
Series - North Zone advanced
Player of the match - RS Paliwal (North Zone)
Umpires - RM Deshpande and AM Saheba
TV umpire - R Sundar
Match referee - PJ Bhatt
 
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