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)
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

North Zone 9/1   P Chopra 7* (17b 1x4)   R Vinay Kumar 2.5-0-3-1
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

North Zone 35/2   P Chopra 16* (41b 2x4)   R Vinay Kumar 4.4-0-16-2
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

North Zone 40/3   P Chopra 21* (50b 3x4)   VY Mahesh 3.5-0-10-0
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

North Zone 63/4   RS Paliwal 8* (19b)   B Aparajith 1.3-0-3-1
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

North Zone 214/5   RS Paliwal 76* (93b 8x4)   R Vinay Kumar 7.4-0-32-3
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

North Zone 243/6   RS Paliwal 96* (107b 8x4 1x6)   A Mithun 9.2-1-35-1
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

North Zone 252/7   RS Paliwal 98* (109b 8x4 1x6)   PP Ojha 11.4-0-73-1
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Hours of play (local time) 13:30 start, Lunch 17:00-17.45, Close 21:15

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