North Zone v West Zone, Duleep Trophy, 2nd day October 7, 2012

Dogra, Mishra build huge total

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Zone 6 for 1 trail North Zone 484 (S Dhawan 101, Dogra 77, Makvana 5-140) by 478 runs

Paras Dogras's half-century enabled North Zone to take control of their Duleep Trophy match against West Zone on the second day in Chennai. His 77 pushed the overnight 251 for 3 to 484 all out shortly before the close. An early wicket then put West Zone on the back foot.

Dogra struck 10 boundaries and a six in his 147-ball innings and shared a partnership of 88 with Rishi Dhawan and took North Zone from 299 for 5 into a strong position at 387 for 6. Dogra became the third wicket for Kamlesh Makvana but there was more to come for North Zone as Amit Mishra settled in and found a most stubborn partner in Ishant Sharma, who survived 72 balls scoring just 8. He hung around long enough for Mishra to strike two fours and two sixes in his 48 from 94 balls.

The eighth wicket stand added 47 before Makvana removed both players lbw to complete his five-wicket haul. But there was still time for a cameo from Parvinder Awana, who made 23 from 22 balls to boost the total.

West Zone had three overs to survive to the close but Ajinkya Rahane fell caught behind to his first ball from Sharma.