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South Zone v Central Zone, Duleep Trophy, Bangalore, 4th day

South ease into semi-finals after draw

Jan 25, 2009: Legspinner M Suresh took six Central Zone wickets during an extended spell to seal South Zone's berth in the semi-finals of the Duleep Trophy. Central were faced with the ardous task of scoring 381 in 77 overs and the aggressive approach of their batsmen

The Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

South Zone v Central Zone, Duleep Trophy, Bangalore, 3rd day

Dravid returns to reliable ways

Jan 24, 2009: Rahul Dravid played the sort of knock that made him the world's most bankable batsman a few years ago, displaying the confidence, ease and solidity that were once second nature to him

Siddarth Ravindran

South Zone v Central Zone, Duleep Trophy, Bangalore, 3rd day

Dravid and Karthik tons build South's lead

Jan 24, 2009: Having gained a narrow first-innings lead early in the day, South Zone consolidated in their second to finish the penultimate day with a semi-final spot all but assured

The Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

South Zone v Central Zone, Duleep Trophy, Bangalore, 2nd day

Both sides of Sreesanth

Jan 23, 2009: Sreesanth's first bowling stint in the spotlight since last year's IPL was a typically entertaining mix of the sublime and the surreal

Siddarth Ravindran at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

South Zone v Central Zone, Duleep Trophy, Bangalore, 2nd day

Match tantalisingly poised as South fight back

Jan 23, 2009: Piyush Chawla and Murali Kartik had a horror day with the ball on Thursday, but their streaky, quickfire 57-run eighth-wicket stand put Central within touching distance of the all-important first-innings lead after the second day against South Zone in Ban

Siddarth Ravindran at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

South Zone v Central Zone, Duleep Trophy, Bangalore, 1st day

Carefree Karthik bludgeons Central Zone

Jan 22, 2009: Karthik's 113-ball 153 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium that bumped Central Zone from being front-runners to playing catch-up; from 86 for 6, South Zone rocketed along to a more-than-acceptable 290 for 8 by the time he was dismissed

Siddarth Ravindran at Chinnaswamy Stadium

South Zone v Central Zone, Duleep Trophy, Bangalore, 1st day

Karthik blitz helps South recover to 329

Jan 22, 2009: Dinesh Karthik led South Zone to a dramatic recovery in the second session where 188 runs were added for the loss of two wickets as compared to the first session where six wickets fell for 106

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Zone v Central Zone, Duleep Trophy 2008-09, Bangalore

Hopefuls target the big stage

Jan 21, 2009: This season's tournament opener, between South Zone and Central Zone at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, has several fringe players including Sreesanth hoping for an upturn in their fortunes

The Preview by Siddarth Ravindran in Bangalore
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Tournament Results
South Zone v West Zone at Chennai - Feb 5-9, 2009
West Zone won by 274 runs
North Zone v South Zone at Rajkot - Jan 29-Feb 1, 2009
South Zone won by 411 runs
East Zone v West Zone at Mumbai (BS) - Jan 29-31, 2009
West Zone won by 8 wickets
Central Zone v South Zone at Bangalore - Jan 22-25, 2009
Match drawn
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