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South Zone v West Zone, Duleep Trophy Final, Chennai, 5th day

Powar takes seven as West lift title

Feb 9, 2009: A seven-wicket haul by Ramesh Powar helped West Zone lift the Duleep Trophy with a massive 274-run win in Chennai

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South Zone v West Zone, Duleep Trophy Final, Chennai, 4th day

South make brave progress in impossible chase

Feb 8, 2009: South Zone have to bat a day with seven wickets in hand to save the match, having all but lost the Duleep Trophy to West Zone after conceding a first-innings lead

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South Zone v West Zone, Duleep Trophy Final, Chennai, 3rd day

Rahane shines for dominant West Zone

Feb 7, 2009: West Zone took complete control of the Duleep Trophy final on the third day in Chennai. Despite S Badrinath's unbeaten century, West's bowlers shut out South for 199 in the first session, giving a first-innings lead of 260

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South Zone v West Zone, Duleep Trophy Final, Chennai, 2nd day

Late wickets give West the edge

Feb 6, 2009: West Zone capped a good day in the field, first boosted to 459 by Ajinkya Rahane's 165 and stubborn stands by the lower order and then snapping three wickets before stumps

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South Zone v West Zone, Duleep Trophy Final, Chennai, 1st day

Late wickets take sheen off Rahane ton

Feb 5, 2009: A couple of late strikes by Sreesanth helped South Zone claw back after West Zone - led by Ajinkya Rahane's unbeaten 109 - held the initiative for most of the opening day of the Duleep Trophy final in Chennai

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South Zone v West Zone, Duleep Trophy Final, Chennai

M Vijay and Sreesanth boost South

Feb 4, 2009: Cricinfo previews the Duleep Trophy final between South Zone and West Zone to be played in Chennai

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North Zone v South Zone, Duleep Trophy semi-final, Rajkot, 4th day

South crush North by 411 runs

Feb 1, 2009: It took 42.3 overs on the final day for South Zone to complete a crushing win against North Zone and set up a final clash with West Zone. L Balaji and M Suresh combined well to make the tall ask of chasing 568 even more imposing

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North Zone v South Zone, Duleep Trophy semi-final, Rajkot, 3rd day

Uthappa's 160 shuts out North

Jan 31, 2009: Powered by Robin Uthappa's rapid century, South Zone shut North Zone out of contention for a place in the Duleep Trophy final

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East Zone v West Zone, Duleeep Trophy semi-final, 3rd day

West cruise to eight-wicket victory

Jan 31, 2009: West Zone marched into the Duleep Trophy final for the second year in a row after snatching a comprehensive eight-wicket victory against East Zone

Nagraj Gollapudi at the Brabourne Stadium

North Zone v South Zone, Duleep Trophy semi-final, Rajkot, 2nd day

North make steady reply to South's 548

Jan 30, 2009: North Zone made a steady reply on the second day at the Madhavrao Scindia Ground, finishing 376 adrift of South Zone's massive 548 with seven wickets in hand

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East Zone v West Zone, Duleeep Trophy semi-final, 2nd day

Lower order resistance hands West the edge

Jan 30, 2009: A couple of top-order wickets late in the day has this game interestingly poised at the halfway mark. Though East Zone have a slender lead of 17 runs with seven wickets in the bag, West Zone will retain strong hopes of taking charge tomorrow especially in

Nagraj Gollapudi at the Brabourne Stadium

East Zone v West Zone, Duleeep Trophy semi-final, 1st day

Pawar triggers East collapse

Jan 29, 2009: It took only an hour in the second session of play for Rajesh Pawar to trigger East Zone's collapse, as he picked up a career-best 6 for 34 on the first day of the semi-final clash in Mumbai. Though East fought back with the two early wickets of captain W

Nagraj Gollapudi at the Brabourne Stadium

North Zone v South Zone, Duleep Trophy semi-final, Rajkot, 1st day

Badrinath and Dravid punish North Zone

Jan 29, 2009: Runs flowed on the opening day of the semi-final at the Madhavrao Scindia Ground as South Zone, led by centuries by S Badrinath and Rahul Dravid, pounded 442 for 6 against North Zone

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North Zone v South Zone, Duleep Trophy semi-final, Rajkot

Experience gives South the edge

Jan 28, 2009: Defending champions North Zone will start as underdogs against a star-studded South Zone line-up in their Duleep Trophy semi-final in Rajkot

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West Zone v East Zone, Duleep Trophy semi-final, Mumbai

Formidable West Zone start favourites

Jan 28, 2009: Cricinfo previews the Duleep Trophy semi-final between West Zone and East Zone at the Brabourne Stadium

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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

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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

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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

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

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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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