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)

Hello and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's live coverage of the 1st Semi-final between North Zone and South Zone. New from the middle is that South Zone won the toss and elected to field first.

Mamba Manish: "All set to see Viru and Gauti bat together again on Live TV irrespective of nature of bowling, condition or competition in Vizag in Deodhar Trophy. I still believe that both Viru and Gauti has at least 3 years left in them to serve India in all formats with distinction. It's time to score loads of run to bring their name in selector's notice. Go Viru Go ! - Sorry to inform you that Viru is not playing, however Gautam playing though.

"why is karun Nair not selected to represent South Zone." - Karun Nair is playing Sonnet.

0.1

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, no run, good length delivery holds the line around off, pushes with soft hands infront of cover

0.2

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, no run, this time he gets more bounce than the previous which holds the line outside off, shoulders arms

0.3

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, no run, slightly shortish around off which shapes away touch, gets behind it and pushes it towards point

0.4

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, no run, on a length outside off, Chopra strides forward and lets it go through

0.5

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, 1 run, short of a length outside off, check his shot as he tries to leave it alone, gets the toe end of the bat which went towards third man for a single.

0.6

Vinay Kumar to Gambhir, 1 run, good length delivery around middle and off, waits on the crease and pushes with soft hands infront of point, sneaks a quick single.

End of over 1 (2 runs) North Zone 2/0

    • G Gambhir 1 (1b)
    • P Chopra 1 (5b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-2-0
1.1

Mithun to Gambhir, no run, good length delivery moving across with the angle, Gambhir defends it

1.2

Mithun to Gambhir, no run, back of a length this time around middle and leg which rises on Gambhir, he took it on the body which rolls to off side

1.3

Mithun to Gambhir, 1 run, shortish delivery around leg as this time he gets behind the line and tucks it to on side for a single

1.4

Mithun to Chopra, no run, pitches it on a length and gets the inward movement, Chopra blocks it off the back foot

1.5

Mithun to Chopra, no run, stays on a length around off, gets forward and pushes it towards short cover

1.6

Mithun to Chopra, 1 run, dropped, Ojha the culprit down at third man, Chopra slashes hard at a back of length delivery which took the outside edge

End of over 2 (2 runs) North Zone 4/0

    • P Chopra 2 (8b)
    • G Gambhir 2 (4b)
    • A Mithun 1-0-2-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-2-0
2.1

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, no run, on a length angling in from off, flicks it to square leg

2.2

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, no run, short of a length around off and moves away with good bounce, Chopra gets his bat away from the line

2.3

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, 1 run, good length delivery straying on the pads, glances it fine towards long leg and picks a single

2.4

Vinay Kumar to Gambhir, no run, back of a length delivery as Gambhir misses a flick and struck on the front pad, that's heading down leg is what the umpire thought, looked it was hitting the leg

2.5

Vinay Kumar to Gambhir, no run, kept it on a length, 127 kph, Gambhir pushes it to on side

2.6

Vinay Kumar to Gambhir, no run, good length delivery which moves away from off and Gambhir lets it go through without any trouble

End of over 3 (1 run) North Zone 5/0

    • G Gambhir 2 (7b)
    • P Chopra 3 (11b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-3-0
    • A Mithun 1-0-2-0
3.1

Mithun to Chopra, no run, back of a length angles back in from outside off, 131 kph, Chopra able to block it

3.2

Mithun to Chopra, no run, on a length which holds the line around off, pushes it back to the bowler

3.3

Mithun to Chopra, no run, kept in on a length which angles in as Chopra clips it straight to square leg, gets the timing but not the placement

3.4

Mithun to Chopra, no run, shortish delivery around off as Chopra punches off the back foot towards cover, a bit fumble there but the fielder from point rushes to it and hence no chance of a run

3.5

Mithun to Chopra, FOUR, back of a length delivery which was heading down leg, Chopra moves across touch and a nice gentle tickle from him to get the first boundary

3.6

Mithun to Chopra, no run, short once again and this time way outside off and Chopra leaves it alone

End of over 4 (4 runs) North Zone 9/0

    • P Chopra 7 (17b 1x4)
    • G Gambhir 2 (7b)
    • A Mithun 2-0-6-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-3-0
4.1

Vinay Kumar to Gambhir, no run, length delivery around off, Gambhir pushes it from the crease to point

4.2

Vinay Kumar to Gambhir, no run, on a driving length around off which brought Gambhir on the front foot, the away movement beats his drive

4.3

Vinay Kumar to Gambhir, no run, good length delivery which was pitched around off and moves away once again from Gambhir, left alone

4.4

Vinay Kumar to Gambhir, no run, yorker length delivery around off, Gambhir gets his bat down in time and digs it out nicely back towards the bowler

4.5

Vinay Kumar to Gambhir, OUT, 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.

G Gambhir c Ojha b Vinay Kumar 2 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

4.6

Vinay Kumar to Saini, 1 run, shortish delivery around off and Saini punches it to the right of short cover for a quick single

End of over 5 (1 run) North Zone 10/1

    • N Saini 1 (1b)
    • P Chopra 7 (17b 1x4)
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-4-1
    • A Mithun 2-0-6-0
5.1

Mithun to Saini, 1 run, good length delivery angling in from off, Saini waits on the crease and tucks behind square leg

5.2

Mithun to Chopra, no run, back of a length delivery, straightens outside off, pushes to point off the back foot

5.3

Mithun to Chopra, no run, shortish delivery around off, Chopra punches off the back foot but finds point

5.4

Mithun to Chopra, no run, short of a length delivery which angles back in and Chopra took it on the thumb, that's really painful.

5.5

Mithun to Chopra, no run, good length delivery which nips back in sharply and struck on the front pad around off, the bounce might have saved him.

5.6

Mithun to Chopra, no run

End of over 6 (1 run) North Zone 11/1

    • P Chopra 7 (22b 1x4)
    • N Saini 2 (2b)
    • A Mithun 3-0-7-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-4-1
6.1

Vinay Kumar to Saini, 1 run, good length delivery around off, pushes with soft hands and gets a single towards cover

6.2

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, FOUR, fuller in length straying on the pads, glances it fine and gets a boundary towards wide of long leg

6.3

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, no run, on a good length, straightens outside off, 121 kph, blocks it to off

6.4

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, 1 run

6.5

Vinay Kumar to Saini, no run, length delivery around off as Saini drives it back past the bowler, Vinay gets his finger tips onto it which rolls towards mid-on

6.6

Vinay Kumar to Saini, no run, pitches it on a good length outside off and moves away with good bounce, left alone by Saini

End of over 7 (6 runs) North Zone 17/1

    • N Saini 3 (5b)
    • P Chopra 12 (25b 2x4)
    • R Vinay Kumar 4-0-10-1
    • A Mithun 3-0-7-0
7.1

Mithun to Chopra, no run, length delivery angling in from off, gets behind the line and defends

7.2

Mithun to Chopra, no run, good length delivery which holds the line outside off, left alone

7.3

Mithun to Chopra, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, pushes it towards point

7.4

Mithun to Chopra, no run, short of a length outside off as Chopra drops his wrist and lets it go through

7.5

Mithun to Chopra, no run, pitches it outside off on a good length and moves away, Chopra goes for a slash but unable to reach it

7.6

Mithun to Chopra, no run, good length once again and hint on inward movement, covers the stumps and lets it go through

End of over 8 (maiden) North Zone 17/1

    • P Chopra 12 (31b 2x4)
    • N Saini 3 (5b)
    • A Mithun 4-1-7-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 4-0-10-1
8.1

Mahesh to Saini, no run, on a length and width offered outside off, Saini drives but beaten by the movement

8.2

Mahesh to Saini, no run, once again Saini unable to get his drive right as Mahesh shaped that away from a good length outside off

8.3

Mahesh to Saini, no run, kept the line around off and a gentle movement, Saini shoulders arms this time

8.4

Mahesh to Saini, 2 runs, good length delivery angling in from off, clips it through square leg, Vinay cuts it off before the ropes

8.5

Mahesh to Saini, no run, yorker length delivery on middle and leg, blocks it nicely

8.6

Mahesh to Saini, no run, shortish delivery outside off which straightens, punches to short cover by Saini

End of over 9 (2 runs) North Zone 19/1

    • N Saini 5 (11b)
    • P Chopra 12 (31b 2x4)
    • VY Mahesh 1-0-2-0
    • A Mithun 4-1-7-0
9.1

Mithun to Chopra, 2 runs, good length delivery around off, waits and pushes it infront of backward point, over throw allows an extra run

9.2

Mithun to Chopra, no run, length delivery angles back in from outside off, defends off the back foot

9.3

Mithun to Chopra, no run, wow, that's on a good length way outside off and jags back in a lot which went over the off stump, Chopra just manages to get rid of it

9.4

Mithun to Chopra, no run, shortish delivery outside off, punches it to short point

9.5

Mithun to Chopra, no run, length delivery around off and Chopra stride forward to drive, inward movement beats it

9.6

Mithun to Chopra, 1 run, short of a length, on middle and leg, mistimes a pull to wide of mid-on

End of over 10 (3 runs) North Zone 22/1

    • P Chopra 15 (37b 2x4)
    • N Saini 5 (11b)
    • A Mithun 5-1-10-0
    • VY Mahesh 1-0-2-0
10.1

Mahesh to Chopra, 1 wide, pitches it on a length but way outside off and moves away too, called wide

10.1

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, length delivery straying down leg, misses a flick and struck on the pad, that's heading down leg

10.2

Mahesh to Chopra, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Chopra stays on the crease and a mistimes a drive just above the mid-off, gets a single though

10.3

Mahesh to Saini, FOUR, stays on a length and width offered outside off, free his arms and driven to the right of short point which races away like a bullet

10.4

Mahesh to Saini, 1 run, this time kept it on middle and leg, nudges it to wide of midwicket for a single

10.5

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, good length delivery outside off, straightens, left alone by Chopra

10.6

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, kept it on a length outside off and shapes away, Chopra stride forward and shoulders arms

End of over 11 (7 runs) North Zone 29/1

    • P Chopra 16 (41b 2x4)
    • N Saini 10 (13b 1x4)
    • VY Mahesh 2-0-9-0
    • A Mithun 5-1-10-0
11.1

Vinay Kumar to Saini, no run, good length around off and kept low, defends

11.2

Vinay Kumar to Saini, FOUR, slightly short around off but that's been nicely picked up by Saini, goes back and pulls it along the ground to square leg fence

11.3

Vinay Kumar to Saini, 2 runs, good length delivery on middle and leg, swatted to wide of deep square leg, picks up a couple

11.4

Vinay Kumar to Saini, OUT, 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.

N Saini c Samson b Vinay Kumar 16 (17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 94.11

11.5

Vinay Kumar to Mandeep Singh, no run, good length around off and gets bit of extra bounce, 131 kph, left alone

11.6

Vinay Kumar to Mandeep Singh, no run, shortish once again around off, didn't rise too much, punches it to short cover

End of over 12 (6 runs) North Zone 35/2

    • Mandeep Singh 0 (2b)
    • P Chopra 16 (41b 2x4)
    • R Vinay Kumar 5-0-16-2
    • VY Mahesh 2-0-9-0
12.1

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, good length delivery around off, dabs it from the crease towards point

12.2

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, length delivery outside off which holds the line outside off, left alone by Chopra

12.3

Mahesh to Chopra, 1 run, stays on a length outside off, stride forward for a drive, inside edge which runs to long leg for a single.

12.4

Mahesh to Mandeep Singh, no run, good length delivery around off, straightens as he defends getting forward towards cover

12.5

Mahesh to Mandeep Singh, no run, yorker length delivery around middle and leg, defends it off the back foot

12.6

Mahesh to Mandeep Singh, no run, fuller in length outside off, Mandeep drives it nicely but unable to pick the gap as this went straight to mid-off

End of over 13 (1 run) North Zone 36/2

    • Mandeep Singh 0 (5b)
    • P Chopra 17 (44b 2x4)
    • VY Mahesh 3-0-10-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 5-0-16-2
13.1

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, no run, good length delivery around middle and off, gets behind the line to block

13.2

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, FOUR, back of a length around off which straightens, gets on the top of the bounce and punches it between the gap between point and cover

13.3

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, no run, pitches it on a length outside off and moves away, Chopra left it alone

13.4

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, no run, good length delivery around middle and off, defends

13.5

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, no run, touch short around off stump channel, digs it out towards point

13.6

Vinay Kumar to Chopra, no run, stays on a length outside off, pushes off the front foot towards cover

End of over 14 (4 runs) North Zone 40/2

    • P Chopra 21 (50b 3x4)
    • Mandeep Singh 0 (5b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 6-0-20-2
    • VY Mahesh 3-0-10-0
14.1

Mahesh to Mandeep Singh, no run, back of a length outside off as Mandeep punches that off the back foot but finds short cover

14.2

Mahesh to Mandeep Singh, no run, fuller and width offered outside off, Mandeep gets the timing right but his drive finds fielder once again, this time Baba dives at point and save few runs.

14.3

Mahesh to Mandeep Singh, no run, on a length outside off, stride forward for a drive, edges it back towards the bowler

14.4

Mahesh to Mandeep Singh, no run, shortish delivery outside off, Mandeep unable to get his cut right as a bottom edge rolls to off side

14.5

Mahesh to Mandeep Singh, OUT, 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.

Mandeep Singh run out 0 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

14.6

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, length delivery around middle and off, inside edge to the pad.

End of over 15 (wicket maiden) North Zone 40/3

    • RS Paliwal 0 (1b)
    • P Chopra 21 (50b 3x4)
    • VY Mahesh 4-1-10-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 6-0-20-2
15.1

Mithun to Chopra, 1 run, touch fuller around middle and leg as Chopra nudges it towards wide of short midwicket

15.2

Mithun to Paliwal, no run, good length delivery around off stump channel, blocks to on side

15.3

Mithun to Paliwal, no run, good length delivery around off, extra bit of bounce took a leading edge which fall short of cover

15.4

Mithun to Paliwal, no run, good length delivery angling in from off, tucks it to on side

15.5

Mithun to Paliwal, 1 run, back of a length angling in from outside off, gets behind it and tucks towards square leg

15.6

Mithun to Chopra, 1 run, length delivery angling down leg, tucks it to long leg and picks up a single.

End of over 16 (3 runs) North Zone 43/3

    • P Chopra 23 (52b 3x4)
    • RS Paliwal 1 (5b)
    • A Mithun 6-1-13-0
    • VY Mahesh 4-1-10-0
16.1

Uthappa to Chopra, no run, good length delivery outside off, edges it towards short third man

16.2

Uthappa to Chopra, 1 wide, poor line as a length delivery pitches down leg and gets bit of movement too

16.2

Uthappa to Chopra, 1 wide, another wide down leg from Robin, those are very good balls if that been pitched around off

16.2

Uthappa to Chopra, 1 run, touch short around off, punches it down to sweeper cover

16.3

Uthappa to Paliwal, no run, stays on a length and kept straight on middle and off, defends

16.4

Uthappa to Paliwal, 1 run, back of a length around middle and off, nudges it to on side and picks up another single.

16.5

Uthappa to Chopra, 1 run, good length delivery outside off, waits on the crease and steers it to third man

16.6

Uthappa to Paliwal, 1 run, kept it short around middle and off, tucks it around the corner for a single.

End of over 17 (6 runs) North Zone 49/3

    • RS Paliwal 3 (8b)
    • P Chopra 25 (55b 3x4)
    • RV Uthappa 1-0-6-0
    • A Mithun 6-1-13-0
17.1

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, shortish and turning away from off, cuts it to deep point off the back foot

17.2

Ojha to Chopra, no run, tossed it up on off and turns away with good bounce, left alone

17.3

Ojha to Chopra, SIX, tossed it up once again on middle and off, Chopra steps out and a inside out drive over extra cover, went deep into the stands.

17.4

Ojha to Chopra, 1 run, shortish delivery around off, goes back and punches to sweeper cover for a single

17.5

Ojha to Paliwal, no run, tossed it up on a length outside off and spun away, left alone

17.6

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, flighted delivery around off, comes out and pushes it down to long-on

End of over 18 (9 runs) North Zone 58/3

    • RS Paliwal 5 (11b)
    • P Chopra 32 (58b 3x4 1x6)
    • PP Ojha 1-0-9-0
    • RV Uthappa 1-0-6-0
18.1

Aparajith to Paliwal, 1 run, tossed up delivery on off, drills it down to long-on for a single

18.2

Aparajith to Chopra, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, tucks to on side

18.3

Aparajith to Paliwal, no run, flighted delivery around off, comes out and pushes it to short midwicket

18.4

Aparajith to Paliwal, 1 run, flatter and on a length, middle and leg, tucks to short fine leg

18.5

Aparajith to Chopra, no run, kept it on a length once again, blocks it to on side

18.6

Aparajith to Chopra, no run, Chopra charges down the track and Baba kept it short, pushes it to on side once again

End of over 19 (3 runs) North Zone 61/3

    • P Chopra 33 (61b 3x4 1x6)
    • RS Paliwal 7 (14b)
    • B Aparajith 1-0-3-0
    • PP Ojha 1-0-9-0
19.1

Ojha to Paliwal, no run, tossed up delivery from round the wicket, stride forward and defends

19.2

Ojha to Paliwal, no run, on a length and turning away, blocks it off the front foot

19.3

Ojha to Paliwal, no run, flighted delivery outside off, pushes it to short cover

19.4

Ojha to Paliwal, no run, tossed up on off, gets forward and pushes it to the left of Ojha

19.5

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, shortish delivery on middle and leg, goes back and works it down to long-on

19.6

Ojha to Chopra, 1 run, short of a length once again, Chopra goes back and punches it to wide of long-on

End of over 20 (2 runs) North Zone 63/3

    • P Chopra 34 (62b 3x4 1x6)
    • RS Paliwal 8 (19b)
    • PP Ojha 2-0-11-0
    • B Aparajith 1-0-3-0
20.1

Aparajith to Chopra, no run, spins in from a length outside off, pushes to on side

20.2

Aparajith to Chopra, no run, Chopra comes down the track and turns a length delivery to leg side

20.3

Aparajith to Chopra, OUT, 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.

P Chopra lbw b Aparajith 34 (65b 3x4 1x6) SR: 52.30

20.4

Aparajith to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, tossed up delivery on middle and leg, drills it down to long-on

20.5

Aparajith to Paliwal, 1 run, once again a length delivery been worked down to long-on

20.6

Aparajith to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, three in a row in the same direction, flighted stuff from Baba as Gurkeerat pushes it to wide of long-on

End of over 21 (3 runs) North Zone 66/4

    • Gurkeerat Singh 2 (2b)
    • RS Paliwal 9 (20b)
    • B Aparajith 2-0-6-1
    • PP Ojha 2-0-11-0
21.1

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, tossed up on off, stride forward and driven along the ground to long-off

21.2

Ojha to Paliwal, no run, flighted delivery on off, comes forward and pushes it to short cover

21.3

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, on a length outside off, waits on the crease and pushes it infront of point for a quick single

21.4

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, on a length from round the wicket and spun away, left alone

21.5

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, pitches touch full around off as Gurkeerat drives it to the left of cover for a single

21.6

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, Paliwal comes out and took it on the full to drive it past back the bowler

End of over 22 (4 runs) North Zone 70/4

    • RS Paliwal 11 (23b)
    • Gurkeerat Singh 4 (5b)
    • PP Ojha 3-0-15-0
    • B Aparajith 2-0-6-1
22.1

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, stays on a length outside off, driven off the front foot to short cover

22.2

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, length delivery on middle and leg, flicks it to square leg

22.3

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, on a length and straightens outside off, pushes it towards mid-off

22.4

Mahesh to Paliwal, 1 run, good length angling in from off, inside edge roll towards on side for a single

22.5

Mahesh to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, back of a length outside off, pushes it towards wide of point

22.6

Mahesh to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, touch short outside off as Gurkeerat lets it go through

End of over 23 (1 run) North Zone 71/4

    • Gurkeerat Singh 4 (7b)
    • RS Paliwal 12 (27b)
    • VY Mahesh 5-1-11-0
    • PP Ojha 3-0-15-0
23.1

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, flighted delivery around off, Paliwal comes out and driven down the ground

23.2

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, on a length and turning away from middle, pushes it back towards Ojha

23.3

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, FOUR, shortish and spun away, width offered too. He waits on the back foot and opens the face at the last moment to guide it to the left of short third man

23.4

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, backs away and pushes it to long-off

23.5

Ojha to Paliwal, no run, flighted delivery on middle and off, comes out and blocks it to on side

23.6

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, fuller in length outside off, driven along the ground to long-off

End of over 24 (7 runs) North Zone 78/4

    • RS Paliwal 14 (30b)
    • Gurkeerat Singh 9 (10b 1x4)
    • PP Ojha 4-0-22-0
    • VY Mahesh 5-1-11-0
24.1

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, fullish around middle and off, driven towards mid-on

24.2

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, shortish delivery around off, waits and dabs it towards second slip, poor communication but none towards the bowler's end.

24.3

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, length delivery outside off, pushes it to mid-off

24.4

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, stays on a length outside off, pushes it towards short cover region

24.5

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, fuller in length around off stump channel, mistimes it towards mid-off

24.6

Mahesh to Paliwal, 1 run, full and well outside off, driven to sweeper cover and finally gets a single

End of over 25 (1 run) North Zone 79/4

    • RS Paliwal 15 (36b)
    • Gurkeerat Singh 9 (10b 1x4)
    • VY Mahesh 6-1-12-0
    • PP Ojha 4-0-22-0
25.1

Aparajith to Paliwal, 1 run, shortish delivery turning in from off, goes back and punches it towards cover

25.2

Aparajith to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, tossed up delivery on off, driven back past the bowler for a single

25.3

Aparajith to Paliwal, 1 run, flighted delivery around off, comes out and pushes it to on side

25.4

Aparajith to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, on a length and spins in from outside off, goes back and nudges it through midwicket

25.5

Aparajith to Paliwal, 1 run, kept it on a length around off, pushes it infront of cover and sneaks a quick single

25.6

Aparajith to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, comes round the wicket, kept it on a length, middle and off, pushes it to the left of him for a single

End of over 26 (6 runs) North Zone 85/4

    • Gurkeerat Singh 12 (13b 1x4)
    • RS Paliwal 18 (39b)
    • B Aparajith 3-0-12-1
    • VY Mahesh 6-1-12-0
26.1

Mahesh to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, short and moves away from way outside off, not given wide though

26.2

Mahesh to Gurkeerat Singh, FOUR, length delivery straying on the pads, clips it nicely between midwicket and mid-on, man runs back and gave a chase in vain

26.3

Mahesh to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, length delivery heading down leg, flicks it through square leg for a single

26.4

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, on a good length, 122 kph, pushes it back towards the bowler

26.5

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, on a length outside off, stride forward from Paliwal as he drives it to short cover

26.6

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, back of a length angling in from off, gets behind the line to defend

End of over 27 (5 runs) North Zone 90/4

    • RS Paliwal 18 (42b)
    • Gurkeerat Singh 17 (16b 2x4)
    • VY Mahesh 7-1-17-0
    • B Aparajith 3-0-12-1
27.1

Nair to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, tossed up delivery outside off, driven past short cover for a single

27.2

Nair to Paliwal, no run, shortish delivery around off, punches it to point

27.3

Nair to Paliwal, 1 run, fullish around middle and off, drills it down to long-on

27.4

Nair to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, flighted delivery outside off, free his arms and driven to point

27.5

Nair to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, short and kept straight on off, pushes it back to the bowler

27.6

Nair to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, short once again and turning away from Gurkeerat, goes back and cuts it to wide of backward point

End of over 28 (3 runs) North Zone 93/4

    • Gurkeerat Singh 19 (20b 2x4)
    • RS Paliwal 19 (44b)
    • KK Nair 1-0-3-0
    • VY Mahesh 7-1-17-0
28.1

Aparajith to Gurkeerat Singh, SIX, tossed up delivery on middle and leg, clears his front leg and hoicks it over midwicket

28.2

Aparajith to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, flighted delivery around off, pushes it to long-off

28.3

Aparajith to Paliwal, FOUR, flatter on middle and leg, gets down on one knee and sweeps it to wide of long leg

28.4

Aparajith to Paliwal, no run, tossed up on off, comes out and pushes it to short midwicket

28.5

Aparajith to Paliwal, no run, shortish and spins in from outside off, goes back and blocks it

28.6

Aparajith to Paliwal, 1 run, fuller on middle and off, comes out and drills it to long-on

End of over 29 (12 runs) North Zone 105/4

    • RS Paliwal 24 (48b 1x4)
    • Gurkeerat Singh 26 (22b 2x4 1x6)
    • B Aparajith 4-0-24-1
    • KK Nair 1-0-3-0
29.1

Ojha to Paliwal, no run, flatter delivery on a length around off, pushes it to point

29.2

Ojha to Paliwal, FOUR, tossed up delivery on off, Paliwal steps out and inside out chip over extra cover

29.3

Ojha to Paliwal, no run, on a length outside off, took the outside edge which runs to short third man

29.4

Ojha to Paliwal, FOUR, picks the gap once again, shortish and turning away, goes back and cuts it between backward point and short third man

29.5

Ojha to Paliwal, no run, length delivery as Paliwal stride forward and took it on the pad outside off

29.6

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, flatter delivery on the stumps, pushes it infront of cover for a single

End of over 30 (9 runs) North Zone 114/4

    • RS Paliwal 33 (54b 3x4)
    • Gurkeerat Singh 26 (22b 2x4 1x6)
    • PP Ojha 5-0-31-0
    • B Aparajith 4-0-24-1
30.1

Aparajith to Paliwal, no run, shortish delivery turns in from off, goes back and defends

30.2

Aparajith to Paliwal, 1 run, on middle and leg, tucks it to long leg for a single

30.3

Aparajith to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, tossed up delivery on middle and off, powers it to wide of deep midwicket

30.4

Aparajith to Paliwal, 1 run, on middle and leg, tucks it behind square leg

30.5

Aparajith to Gurkeerat Singh, SIX, tossed up delivery on middle and off, gets down on one knee and sweeps it over square leg region

30.6

Aparajith to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, flatter and on a length outside off, pushes it infront of point for a single

End of over 31 (10 runs) North Zone 124/4

    • Gurkeerat Singh 34 (25b 2x4 2x6)
    • RS Paliwal 35 (57b 3x4)
    • B Aparajith 5-0-34-1
    • PP Ojha 5-0-31-0
31.1

Pandey to Gurkeerat Singh, FOUR, length delivery straying on the pads, glances it fine to wide of long leg and gets another boundary

31.2

Pandey to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, full on middle and off, drills to long-on

31.3

Pandey to Paliwal, 1 run, length delivery delivery outside off, runs off the outside edge to third man

31.4

Pandey to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, on middle and leg, works it down to long-on for another single

31.5

Pandey to Paliwal, 1 run, fuller in length outside off, driven off the front foot to long-off

31.6

Pandey to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, shortish delivery around off, pushes it back to Pandey

End of over 32 (8 runs) North Zone 132/4

    • Gurkeerat Singh 40 (29b 3x4 2x6)
    • RS Paliwal 37 (59b 3x4)
    • MK Pandey 1-0-8-0
    • B Aparajith 5-0-34-1
32.1

Ojha to Paliwal, no run, on a length and turning away from leg, defends

32.2

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, pushes it full around off, comes out and drills to long-off

32.3

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, shortish delivery outside off, cuts it off the back foot to point

32.4

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, kept it on a length and turning away, dabs it to point

32.5

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, good length delivery around off, gets forward to defend

32.6

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, on a length and turns away, defends it once again to off side

Time for Drinks

End of over 33 (1 run) North Zone 133/4

    • Gurkeerat Singh 40 (33b 3x4 2x6)
    • RS Paliwal 38 (61b 3x4)
    • PP Ojha 6-0-32-0
    • MK Pandey 1-0-8-0
33.1

Pandey to Paliwal, no run, length, on middle and leg, defends

33.2

Pandey to Paliwal, no run, full and outside off, slices to point

33.3

Pandey to Paliwal, FOUR, length delivery outside off, inside out drive over extra cover

33.4

Pandey to Paliwal, 1 run, good length deliver around off, pushes it infront of point

33.5

Pandey to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, touch short outside off, waits and tries to cut, hint of away movement there

33.6

Pandey to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, good length delivery outside off, dabs it from the crease to backward point

End of over 34 (5 runs) North Zone 138/4

    • Gurkeerat Singh 40 (35b 3x4 2x6)
    • RS Paliwal 43 (65b 4x4)
    • MK Pandey 2-0-13-0
    • PP Ojha 6-0-32-0
34.1

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, shortish delivery which was cut away towards cover for a single

34.2

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, short and spinning away from off, punches to short cover

34.3

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, flighted delivery on middle and off, pushes to on side

34.4

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, on middle and leg, tucks to on side

34.5

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, flatter delivery and on a length on the stumps, defends

34.6

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, tossed up delivery on middle stump, pushes it back towards the bowler

End of over 35 (1 run) North Zone 139/4

    • Gurkeerat Singh 40 (40b 3x4 2x6)
    • RS Paliwal 44 (66b 4x4)
    • PP Ojha 7-0-33-0
    • MK Pandey 2-0-13-0
35.1

Mithun to Paliwal, 1 run, back of a length, on middle and leg, tucks to on side

35.2

Mithun to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, shortish delivery around off, gets on the top of the bounce and taps it for a single

35.3

Mithun to Paliwal, 1 run, on a length outside off, pushes it infront of point for a single

35.4

Mithun to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, short of a length once again outside off, runs it down to third man and picks a single

35.5

Mithun to Paliwal, 1 run, back of a length delivery angling in from off, pushes it infront of cover

35.6

Mithun to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, back of a length angles back in from outside off, good carry to the keeper

End of over 36 (5 runs) North Zone 144/4

    • Gurkeerat Singh 42 (43b 3x4 2x6)
    • RS Paliwal 47 (69b 4x4)
    • A Mithun 7-1-18-0
    • PP Ojha 7-0-33-0
36.1

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, on a length outside off, pushes with soft hands to short cover

36.2

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, FOUR, tossed up delivery on middle and leg, he backs away and an inside out drive over extra cover

36.3

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, shortish delivery around off, punches off the back foot to wide of long-off

36.4

Ojha to Paliwal, no run, short of a length once again around off, works it to cover

36.5

Ojha to Paliwal, no run, tossed up delivery on off and spun away sharply

36.6

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, on middle and leg, pushes it down to long-on

End of over 37 (7 runs) North Zone 151/4

    • RS Paliwal 49 (73b 4x4)
    • Gurkeerat Singh 47 (45b 4x4 2x6)
    • PP Ojha 8-0-40-0
    • A Mithun 7-1-18-0
37.1

Mithun to Paliwal, no run, good length delivery angling in from outside off, defends

37.2

Mithun to Paliwal, FOUR, shortish delivery outside off, waits on the crease and gets an outside edge over the keeper's head and Paliwal brings his fifty

37.3

Mithun to Paliwal, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, works it behind square leg

37.4

Mithun to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 wide, back of a length but down leg, called wide

37.4

Mithun to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, back of a length outside off, cuts it off the back foot towards diving backward point

37.5

Mithun to Paliwal, 1 run, good length delivery on middle and leg, inside edge to on side for a single

37.6

Mithun to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, length delivery straying on the pads, tucks to short fine leg

End of over 38 (9 runs) North Zone 160/4

    • Gurkeerat Singh 49 (47b 4x4 2x6)
    • RS Paliwal 55 (77b 5x4)
    • A Mithun 8-1-27-0
    • PP Ojha 8-0-40-0
38.1

Vinay Kumar to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, back of a length outside off, dabs it from the crease to wide of backward point, fifty for Gurkeerat too.

38.2

Vinay Kumar to Paliwal, 1 run, length delivery straying on the pads, clips it through square leg

38.3

Vinay Kumar to Gurkeerat Singh, SIX, length delivery on middle and off, stays on the crease and clears the front leg which he muscled it over midwicket

38.4

Vinay Kumar to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, stays on a length around middle and off, pushes it to the left of the bowler

38.5

Vinay Kumar to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, good length delivery angling down leg, clips it behind square leg for a single

38.6

Vinay Kumar to Paliwal, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg, swatted it down the ground

End of over 39 (10 runs) North Zone 170/4

    • RS Paliwal 57 (79b 5x4)
    • Gurkeerat Singh 57 (51b 4x4 3x6)
    • R Vinay Kumar 7-0-30-2
    • A Mithun 8-1-27-0
39.1

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, good length heading down leg, misses the flick and took it on the pad

39.2

Mahesh to Paliwal, 1 run, shortish delivery on middle and leg, mistimes a pull towards wide of long-on, gets a single, Vinay runs from long-on and cuts it off

39.3

Mahesh to Gurkeerat Singh, FOUR, length delivery outside off, with mid-off in Gurkeerat backs away and driven over the man there

39.4

Mahesh to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, back of a length outside off, pushes it towards cover region

39.5

Mahesh to Paliwal, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, backs away and Paliwal gets it to wide of midwicket

39.6

Mahesh to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, kept it on a length, middle and leg, Gurkeerat mistimes a slog over the bowler's head, mid-on cuts that off for a single

End of over 40 (8 runs) North Zone 178/4

    • Gurkeerat Singh 63 (54b 5x4 3x6)
    • RS Paliwal 59 (82b 5x4)
    • VY Mahesh 8-1-25-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 7-0-30-2
40.1

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, shortish delivery on middle and leg, pushes to short midwicket

40.2

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, FOUR, short of a length once again, this time outside off, waits on the back foot and opens the face to guide it to the left of short third man

40.3

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, on a length, middle and leg, pushes to on side

40.4

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, flatter and on a length outside off, punches it to point

40.5

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, Ojha gave more air and he pushes with soft hands infront of cover

40.6

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, touch full outside off, driven along the ground for a single

End of over 41 (6 runs) North Zone 184/4

    • RS Paliwal 60 (83b 5x4)
    • Gurkeerat Singh 68 (59b 6x4 3x6)
    • PP Ojha 9-0-46-0
    • VY Mahesh 8-1-25-0
41.1

Mahesh to Paliwal, FOUR, back of a length around off, Paliwal steps out and an inside out slash through diving extra cover

41.2

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, good length delivery way outside off, Paliwal walks across a lot to off and misses a scoop

41.3

Mahesh to Paliwal, 1 run, back of a length outside off, dabs it towards short third man

41.4

Mahesh to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, shortish delivery on middle and leg, works it away behind square leg for a single

41.5

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, short of a length on middle and leg, backs away and tries to work it over point, misses it completely

41.6

Mahesh to Paliwal, (no ball) FOUR, over-steps, length delivery outside off, Paliwal backs away and slices that over point region

41.6

Mahesh to Paliwal, no run, he follows him with a shortish delivery down leg, unable to get bat onto it

End of over 42 (11 runs) North Zone 195/4

    • RS Paliwal 69 (89b 7x4)
    • Gurkeerat Singh 69 (60b 6x4 3x6)
    • VY Mahesh 9-1-36-0
    • PP Ojha 9-0-46-0
42.1

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, short and wide outside off, Gurkeerat misses a cut

42.2

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, no run, flatter delivery which kept low on middle and leg, defends

42.3

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, SIX, tossed up delivery on off, leans forward and launches that over the sight screen

42.4

Ojha to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, shortish and turning in from off, goes back and punches it towards cover

42.5

Ojha to Paliwal, FOUR, flatter delivery on middle and leg, bends down on one knee and sweeps it over square leg

42.6

Ojha to Paliwal, 2 runs, slightly short outside off, goes back and cuts it to wide of sweeper cover

End of over 43 (13 runs) North Zone 208/4

    • RS Paliwal 75 (91b 8x4)
    • Gurkeerat Singh 76 (64b 6x4 4x6)
    • PP Ojha 10-0-59-0
    • VY Mahesh 9-1-36-0
43.1

Vinay Kumar to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, length delivery around off, pushes it towards cover and picks up a single

43.2

Vinay Kumar to Paliwal, 4 byes, attempts a yorker which ends up in a low full toss down leg, beats everyone which races away to the fence

43.3

Vinay Kumar to Paliwal, 1 run, yorker length delivery outside off, steers to third man

43.4

Vinay Kumar to Gurkeerat Singh, OUT, 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.

Gurkeerat Singh lbw b Vinay Kumar 77 (66b 6x4 4x6) SR: 116.66

43.5

Vinay Kumar to Parvez Rasool, 1 wide, on a good length but that's down leg, called wide

43.5

Vinay Kumar to Parvez Rasool, 1 run, good length delivery on off, pushes it towards cover and gets a quick single

43.6

Vinay Kumar to Paliwal, 1 run, yorker length delivery on middle and leg, digs it out nicely for a single

End of over 44 (9 runs) North Zone 217/5

    • RS Paliwal 77 (94b 8x4)
    • Parvez Rasool 1 (1b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 8-0-35-3
    • PP Ojha 10-0-59-0
44.1

Mithun to Paliwal, 2 runs, short and wide outside off, reaches to it and slashes that through wide of point

44.2

Mithun to Paliwal, no run, yorker length delivery outside off, Paliwal unable to get bat onto it

44.3

Mithun to Paliwal, 2 runs, length delivery on middle and off, mistimes a slog over the bowler's head towards the sight screen for a couple

44.4

Mithun to Paliwal, 1 run, back of a length outside off, open the face and runs it down to third man

44.5

Mithun to Parvez Rasool, 1 run, shortish delivery on middle and leg, pulls away to deep square leg

44.6

Mithun to Paliwal, 1 run, yorker length around off, blocks it to off and gets off for a quick single

End of over 45 (7 runs) North Zone 224/5

    • RS Paliwal 83 (99b 8x4)
    • Parvez Rasool 2 (2b)
    • A Mithun 9-1-34-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 8-0-35-3
45.1

Vinay Kumar to Paliwal, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, dabs it infront of backward point

45.2

Vinay Kumar to Parvez Rasool, 1 run, Rasson comes out and took it on the full as he pushes it to mid-off

45.3

Vinay Kumar to Paliwal, SIX, fuller and too slow around off, 96 kph, picks it up nicely as he backs away and an inside out drive over extra cover

45.4

Vinay Kumar to Paliwal, 1 run, back of a length outside off, runs it down to third man

45.5

Vinay Kumar to Parvez Rasool, 1 run, fullish down leg, tucks it behind square leg

45.6

Vinay Kumar to Paliwal, 1 run, back of a length this time, on middle and leg, tucks to on side

End of over 46 (11 runs) North Zone 235/5

    • RS Paliwal 92 (103b 8x4 1x6)
    • Parvez Rasool 4 (4b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 9-0-46-3
    • A Mithun 9-1-34-0
46.1

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, arm delivery from round the wicket, goes back and pulls it to deep midwicket

46.2

Ojha to Parvez Rasool, 1 run, tossed up delivery on off, comes forward and pushes it towards cover

46.3

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, flighted delivery on off, gets froward and chips it towards long-on

46.4

Ojha to Parvez Rasool, 1 run, saw Rasool charging down, he kept it short and he gets it to on side for a single

46.5

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, tossed up on middle, steps out and pushes it to long-on

46.6

Ojha to Parvez Rasool, 2 runs, shortish and turns away from off, goes back and cuts it to wide of deep point

End of over 47 (7 runs) North Zone 242/5

    • Parvez Rasool 8 (7b)
    • RS Paliwal 95 (106b 8x4 1x6)
    • PP Ojha 11-0-66-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 9-0-46-3
47.1

Mithun to Paliwal, 1 run, on a length outside off, inside edge to the pad and rolls to off side

47.2

Mithun to Parvez Rasool, OUT, 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

Parvez Rasool c Vinay Kumar b Mithun 8 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

47.3

Mithun to Harbhajan Singh, no run, good length delivery on middle and off, pushes it back to the bowler

47.4

Mithun to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, shortish delivery on middle and leg, pulls it to wide of mid-on

47.5

Mithun to Paliwal, 1 run, back of a length outside off, dabs it towards backward point for a single

47.6

Mithun to Harbhajan Singh, no run, yorker length delivery on middle and leg, inside edge to the pad

End of over 48 (3 runs) North Zone 245/6

    • Harbhajan Singh 1 (3b)
    • RS Paliwal 97 (108b 8x4 1x6)
    • A Mithun 10-1-37-1
    • PP Ojha 11-0-66-0
48.1

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, on a length outside off, pushes it infront of backward point, gets a single

48.2

Ojha to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Harbhajan backs away and Ojha pitches it on a full length outside off

48.3

Ojha to Harbhajan Singh, SIX, full toss on middle and off and Bhajji picks it nicely as he launches over midwicket

48.4

Ojha to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, 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.

Harbhajan Singh c Vinay Kumar b Ojha 7 (6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 116.66

48.5

Ojha to Dhawan, 1 run, on a length outside off, pushes it infront of point and opens his account

48.6

Ojha to Paliwal, 1 run, tossed up delivery on off, comes out and pushes it down the ground

End of over 49 (9 runs) North Zone 254/7

    • RS Paliwal 99 (110b 8x4 1x6)
    • R Dhawan 1 (1b)
    • PP Ojha 12-0-75-1
    • A Mithun 10-1-37-1
49.1

Vinay Kumar to Paliwal, 1 run, well deserved hundred from Paliwal as he nudges a length delivery towards midwicket

49.2

Vinay Kumar to Dhawan, 2 runs, shortish delivery on middle and leg, mistimes a pull towards wide of long-on

Mamba Manish: "Great to see youngster like Rajat Paliwal from Sonepat who plays for unheralded Services and List A Average of 67 is doing well against quality attack of South Zone. Way to go Paliwal"

49.3

Vinay Kumar to Dhawan, 1 run, follows him with a back of a length delivery as Dhawan backing away, gets it past back the bowler for a single

49.4

Vinay Kumar to Paliwal, SIX, shortish delivery outside off, Paliwal backs away to leg and an upper cut over third man

49.5

Vinay Kumar to Paliwal, 1 run, full toss down leg, edges it towards the keeper and gets a single

49.6

Vinay Kumar to Dhawan, no run, good length delivery straightens outside off, Dhawan misses a cross batted shot

Do join us for the chase.

End of over 50 (11 runs) North Zone 265/7

    • R Dhawan 4 (4b)
    • RS Paliwal 107 (113b 8x4 2x6)
    • R Vinay Kumar 10-0-57-3
    • PP Ojha 12-0-75-1
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