North Zone v West Zone, Duleep Trophy, 4th day October 9, 2012

North Zone win on first-innings lead

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North Zone 484 (Dhawan 101, Dogra 77, Makvana 5-140) and 208 for 7 (Dhawan 50, Makvana 5-80) drew with West Zone 164 (Patel 51, Sharma 4-29) and 69 for 2
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North Zone won on first-innings lead

North Zone's powerful batting and incisive bowling in the first innings helped them win their quarterfinal against West Zone on the basis of a first-innings lead.

The final day began with North Zone on 30 for 0 in their second innings and they extended that to 208 for 7 before declaring. All of the top six batsmen got starts but no one made more than Shikhar Dhawan's 50. They slumped from 111 for 1 and were reduced to 208 for 7. West Zone offspinner Kalmesh Makvana took 5 for 80 to finish the match with figures of 10 for 220.

Chasing an academic target of 529, West Zone batted 29 overs to reach 69 for 2 before the match was called off as a draw.

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