Duleep Trophy, Final: South Zone v West Zone at Chennai, Feb 5-9, 2009
West Zone won by 274 runs
5,6,7,8,9 February 2009 (5-day match)
  West Zone 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PA Patel lbw b Ashwin 27 79 51 5 0 52.94
16.2 Ashwin strikes for South Zone. Tossed up on the middle and leg and Parthiv comes forward and plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad in line with the off and middle stump, loud appeal and umpire Erasmus nods in the favour of the bowler. 55/1
View dismissal W Jaffer* b Jakati 69 155 113 8 1 61.06
36.2 tossed up straight and going on, Jaffer misjudges the line of the delivery and lets it go, the ball uproots the off stump. 132/2
View dismissal AM Rahane lbw b Ashwin 165 396 301 18 3 54.81
120.3 spins in sharply from outside the off stump and Rahane on the back foot gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and given by umpire Erasmus. Finally Rahane falls to Ashwin. 397/7
View dismissal CA Pujara lbw b Ashwin 14 30 28 1 0 50.00
47.1 Ashwin strikes, picks up his second wicket. A quicker delivery and Pujara on the back foot plays down the wrong line, the ball hits the back pad and a loud appeal, given by umpire Saheba. 163/3
View dismissal BD Thaker c Dravid b Sreesanth 73 147 136 9 2 53.67
87.5 fuller and swinging away wide outside the off stump and Thaker falls, goes after the ball and gets the outside edge to Dravid at first slip. 297/4
View dismissal AM Nayar c †Karthik b Sreesanth 0 22 10 0 0 0.00
91.3 short delivery and Nayar ducks but leaves the bat in the air, the ball takes the back of the bat and lobs up in the air, Karthik moves to his right and takes the catch. Sreesanth is excited. 303/5
View dismissal SK Trivedi lbw b Jakati 23 86 76 3 0 30.26
112.6 finally Jakati picks up the wicket on day 2. Flat delivery on the middle stump and straightens, strikes the pad in line with off and middle, loud appeal and umpire Erasmus lifts the finger. Trivedi's vigil ends. 360/6
View dismissal KM Jadhav c †Karthik b Suresh 47 118 71 6 0 66.19
141.4 West Zone finish on 459, goes for the big slog sweep and gets a top edge, the ball lobs up to the onside and Karthik takes the catch. 459/10
View dismissal RV Pawar c Dravid b Sreesanth 18 35 34 1 0 52.94
129.4 short delivery and that surprises Pawar and he plays awkwardly and gets an edge high in the air and Dravid takes the catch above his head. 424/8
View dismissal RR Powar run out (sub [PR Prem]) 12 45 34 1 0 35.29
140.4 from Jakati, loud appeal for lbw turned down and the ball goes to silly-point, the fielder fields and rolls the ball back to the stumps and the third umpire is called for, the red light flashes as Powar fails to make it in time. 455/9
DS Kulkarni not out 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, w 1, nb 6) 11
  Total (all out; 141.4 overs; 563 mins) 459 (3.24 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets S Sreesanth 26.2 5 108 3 4.10 (5nb, 1w)
87.5 to Thaker, fuller and swinging away wide outside the off stump and Thaker falls, goes after the ball and gets the outside edge to Dravid at first slip. 297/4
91.3 to Nayar, short delivery and Nayar ducks but leaves the bat in the air, the ball takes the back of the bat and lobs up in the air, Karthik moves to his right and takes the catch. Sreesanth is excited. 303/5
129.4 to Pawar, short delivery and that surprises Pawar and he plays awkwardly and gets an edge high in the air and Dravid takes the catch above his head. 424/8
  R Vinay Kumar 6.4 1 20 0 3.00 (1nb)
View wickets R Ashwin 48 9 134 3 2.79
16.2 to Patel, Ashwin strikes for South Zone. Tossed up on the middle and leg and Parthiv comes forward and plays down the wrong line, strikes the pad in line with the off and middle stump, loud appeal and umpire Erasmus nods in the favour of the bowler. 55/1
47.1 to Pujara, Ashwin strikes, picks up his second wicket. A quicker delivery and Pujara on the back foot plays down the wrong line, the ball hits the back pad and a loud appeal, given by umpire Saheba. 163/3
120.3 to Rahane, spins in sharply from outside the off stump and Rahane on the back foot gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and given by umpire Erasmus. Finally Rahane falls to Ashwin. 397/7
View wicket M Suresh 24.4 5 94 1 3.81
141.4 to Jadhav, West Zone finish on 459, goes for the big slog sweep and gets a top edge, the ball lobs up to the onside and Karthik takes the catch. 459/10
View wickets SB Jakati 29 6 83 2 2.86
36.2 to Jaffer, tossed up straight and going on, Jaffer misjudges the line of the delivery and lets it go, the ball uproots the off stump. 132/2
112.6 to Trivedi, finally Jakati picks up the wicket on day 2. Flat delivery on the middle stump and straightens, strikes the pad in line with off and middle, loud appeal and umpire Erasmus lifts the finger. Trivedi's vigil ends. 360/6
  S Badrinath 3 0 8 0 2.66
  RV Uthappa 4 1 8 0 2.00
  South Zone 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RV Uthappa b Powar 32 99 63 5 0 50.79
23.3 Powar strikes for South Zone, Uthappa looking to come down the track yorks himself, the stumps are uprooted. 71/2
View dismissal M Vijay c †Patel b Pawar 10 58 49 1 0 20.40
13.2 caught †Patel 28/1
S Badrinath* not out 100 245 163 10 3 61.34
View dismissal R Dravid c Jadhav b Pawar 5 38 31 0 0 16.12
32.6 tossed up full and bit wide outside the off stump and Dravid stretches, goes after it and gets the edge to Jadhav at gully. 92/3
View dismissal M Suresh run out (Pawar/Powar) 0 10 9 0 0 0.00
35.3 Powar to Badrinath, short ball pulled straight into short leg, the ball deflects to short midwicket, a mix-up, the fielder picks up the ball and throws it to Ramesh Powar, who breaks the stumps, third umpire is called for and the red light flashes as Suresh is short of the crease at the non-strikers end. 94/4
View dismissal KD Karthik c Jaffer b Trivedi 18 73 54 1 1 33.33
54.3 loose shot by Karthik, Trivedi angles it wide of the offstump and lures Karthik forward, he's tempted to chase that and the ball travels off the face of the bat to Jaffer at wide first slip, good field placement there 133/5
View dismissal AS Yadav c Jadhav b Powar 8 20 21 1 0 38.09
59.3 pushes it a little quicker through the air, Yadav shapes to flick it away behind square on the on side but he finds Kedar Jadhav at forward short-leg who takes a sharp catch 148/6
View dismissal R Ashwin c Thaker b Powar 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
59.6 he flights it on the off stump and gets a bit of turn, the bat's slightly behind the pad as he shapes to defend, the ball appears to clip his pad before lobbing to silly point, Erasmus gives him out caught but Ashwin hangs around at the crease before walking, I need to see another replay of that 148/7
View dismissal SB Jakati c Thaker b Nayar 23 41 39 3 1 58.97
70.2 Nayar strikes early in his spell, the ball lands wide outside off and Jakati is tempted in to chasing it, he tamely glides it to second slip, what Jakati probably failed to see was the packed slip cordon, West are bowling to a plan here 191/8
View dismissal S Sreesanth run out (Thaker/Nayar) 2 8 7 0 0 28.57
72.4 from Nayar, terrible mixup, Sreesanth works it down to deep square-leg, he sets off, then hesitates but goes ahead with the run as Badri was already halfway down the track, Thaker throws to the bowler 195/9
View dismissal R Vinay Kumar c Jaffer b Pawar 0 5 2 0 0 0.00
73.2 South are bowled out just minutes away from lunch, he bowls it on the line of the off stump and draws Vinay forward, the outside edge falls safely in to Jaffer's hands at first slip 199/10
Extras (nb 1) 1
  Total (all out; 73.2 overs; 304 mins) 199 (2.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DS Kulkarni 15 6 35 0 2.33 (1nb)
View wicket SK Trivedi 15 5 28 1 1.86
54.3 to Karthik, loose shot by Karthik, Trivedi angles it wide of the offstump and lures Karthik forward, he's tempted to chase that and the ball travels off the face of the bat to Jaffer at wide first slip, good field placement there 133/5
View wickets RV Pawar 23.2 6 73 3 3.12
13.2 to Vijay, caught †Patel 28/1
32.6 to Dravid, tossed up full and bit wide outside the off stump and Dravid stretches, goes after it and gets the edge to Jadhav at gully. 92/3
73.2 to Vinay Kumar, South are bowled out just minutes away from lunch, he bowls it on the line of the off stump and draws Vinay forward, the outside edge falls safely in to Jaffer's hands at first slip 199/10
View wickets RR Powar 17 2 47 3 2.76
23.3 to Uthappa, Powar strikes for South Zone, Uthappa looking to come down the track yorks himself, the stumps are uprooted. 71/2
59.3 to Yadav, pushes it a little quicker through the air, Yadav shapes to flick it away behind square on the on side but he finds Kedar Jadhav at forward short-leg who takes a sharp catch 148/6
59.6 to Ashwin, he flights it on the off stump and gets a bit of turn, the bat's slightly behind the pad as he shapes to defend, the ball appears to clip his pad before lobbing to silly point, Erasmus gives him out caught but Ashwin hangs around at the crease before walking, I need to see another replay of that 148/7
View wicket AM Nayar 3 0 16 1 5.33
70.2 to Jakati, Nayar strikes early in his spell, the ball lands wide outside off and Jakati is tempted in to chasing it, he tamely glides it to second slip, what Jakati probably failed to see was the packed slip cordon, West are bowling to a plan here 191/8
  West Zone 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PA Patel c Uthappa b Ashwin 131 224 167 15 1 78.44
31.4 length ball outside off, Parthiv comes down the track and punches it to mid-off 145/2
88.1 Parthiv's gone this time, he was looking to clear the fielder at mid-on but he hits it straight to Robin Uthappa, again he was looking to slam the ball against the turn, pays the price this time as it hits the toe end of the bat 383/7
View dismissal W Jaffer* lbw b Sreesanth 15 37 29 2 0 51.72
8.1 Sreesanth strikes, the ball pitches on middle and leg and rises a bit, Jaffer's beaten for pace and the ball hits him a little high on the pad and slightly wide of the leg stump, Erasmus gives him out, not too sure if that would have hit the stumps but another replay will help 35/1
View dismissal AM Rahane c †Karthik b Badrinath 98 132 110 10 4 89.09
43.2 Tragedy! Bowled flat outside leg stump, no spin there, Rahane tries to work it away fine, gets a thin edge to the keeper who goes up straightaway. 196/3
View dismissal CA Pujara c & b Suresh 14 28 32 1 0 43.75
40.2 tame dismissal there, M Suresh finally strikes, tossed up outside off stump, seemingly harmless delivery, takes it on the full and just pushes it back to the bowler. A lazy drive there, he could have hit that anywhere 182/2
View dismissal BD Thaker c Dravid b Sreesanth 22 49 32 3 1 68.75
52.2 gone!! Wicket at the death! Full outside off stump and a hint of away movement, Thaker goes for the drive, gets a thick outside edge and Dravid snaps it easily at first slip 228/4
View dismissal AM Nayar c Badrinath b Jakati 44 113 73 3 3 60.27
70.1 Nayar's gone, he was looking to reach his half-century with a six over long-on, he has pulled off that shot successively a couple of times but this time it goes straight down the throat of Badrinath at the short midwicket as he doesn't get the elevation he wanted 298/6
View dismissal KM Jadhav c Dravid b Ashwin 16 47 40 3 0 40.00
63.3 wicked bounce for Ashwin, that gets the wicket, pitching just short of a length, Jadhav gets on the backfoot to defend, but that jumps shoulder high, and he can only glove it to Rahul Dravid at first slip 274/5
RV Pawar not out 50 88 57 7 0 87.71
View dismissal RR Powar c Vijay b Suresh 7 7 6 1 0 116.66
89.5 no patience from Powar, soft dismissal really, he charged down the track, didn't quite make the pitch of the ball, his attempt to find the long-off boundary ends up in a swirling catch for Vijay at point 396/8
DS Kulkarni not out 8 12 6 1 0 133.33
Extras (b 9, lb 2, w 1) 12
  Total (8 wickets dec; 92 overs; 373 mins) 417 (4.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets S Sreesanth 14 2 59 2 4.21
8.1 to Jaffer, Sreesanth strikes, the ball pitches on middle and leg and rises a bit, Jaffer's beaten for pace and the ball hits him a little high on the pad and slightly wide of the leg stump, Erasmus gives him out, not too sure if that would have hit the stumps but another replay will help 35/1
52.2 to Thaker, gone!! Wicket at the death! Full outside off stump and a hint of away movement, Thaker goes for the drive, gets a thick outside edge and Dravid snaps it easily at first slip 228/4
  RV Uthappa 3 0 12 0 4.00
View wickets R Ashwin 30 4 121 2 4.03
63.3 to Jadhav, wicked bounce for Ashwin, that gets the wicket, pitching just short of a length, Jadhav gets on the backfoot to defend, but that jumps shoulder high, and he can only glove it to Rahul Dravid at first slip 274/5
88.1 to Patel, Parthiv's gone this time, he was looking to clear the fielder at mid-on but he hits it straight to Robin Uthappa, again he was looking to slam the ball against the turn, pays the price this time as it hits the toe end of the bat 383/7
View wicket SB Jakati 17 0 67 1 3.94 (1w)
31.4 to Patel, length ball outside off, Parthiv comes down the track and punches it to mid-off 145/2
70.1 to Nayar, Nayar's gone, he was looking to reach his half-century with a six over long-on, he has pulled off that shot successively a couple of times but this time it goes straight down the throat of Badrinath at the short midwicket as he doesn't get the elevation he wanted 298/6
View wickets M Suresh 17 1 93 2 5.47
40.2 to Pujara, tame dismissal there, M Suresh finally strikes, tossed up outside off stump, seemingly harmless delivery, takes it on the full and just pushes it back to the bowler. A lazy drive there, he could have hit that anywhere 182/2
89.5 to Powar, no patience from Powar, soft dismissal really, he charged down the track, didn't quite make the pitch of the ball, his attempt to find the long-off boundary ends up in a swirling catch for Vijay at point 396/8
View wicket S Badrinath 9 1 38 1 4.22
43.2 to Rahane, Tragedy! Bowled flat outside leg stump, no spin there, Rahane tries to work it away fine, gets a thin edge to the keeper who goes up straightaway. 196/3
  M Vijay 2 0 16 0 8.00
  South Zone 2nd innings (target: 678 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay c †Patel b Powar 63 164 115 7 2 54.78
35.2 Vijay's gone, the breakthrough West have been searching for, the ball doesn't turn as much as the others, and Vijay's attempted push towards the offside gets a nick through to the keeper 165/1
View dismissal RV Uthappa c Trivedi b Pawar 94 170 98 12 3 95.91
36.5 Uthappa's gone! he tries to launch the ball over long-off, but he doesn't quite get hold of it, and it ends up as a simple catch for Siddharth Trivedi at mid-off 167/2
View dismissal S Badrinath* c Powar b Pawar 59 108 85 8 0 69.41
62.2 finally the patience gives in, Badri steps out, looking to hit it from outside leg and over the top, he gets the elevation but is cramped for room. Powar takes a good catch at long-on boundary, keeping his balances inches inside the fence. So it's caught Powar b Pawar 288/4
View dismissal R Dravid b Powar 0 4 4 0 0 0.00
37.4 Dravid's gone! that one was an absolute shooter, that didn't rise more than a few inches off the ground, Dravid was looking to defend it off the backfoot, but that scooted under his bat to rock middle and off stumps 167/3
View dismissal KD Karthik hit wicket b Powar 75 137 102 5 3 73.52
71.5 thats the wicket they have been waiting for! Karthik gets his frontfoot across and wants to look the ball right into the hands of the keeper but in the bargain the right pad hits the stumps and he is out hitwicket. This wicket will certainly feature in Cricinfo XI in years to come 319/6
View dismissal AS Yadav c Pawar b Powar 14 30 22 1 1 63.63
69.3 the ploy works this time! Powar was plugging away at the line outside the off stump. Yadav, with no movement of his feet ends up lofting a tame catch to Pawar, who has to move to his left to take the catch at mid-off 312/5
R Ashwin not out 46 122 82 8 0 56.09
View dismissal M Suresh b Powar 28 96 71 3 1 39.43
93.6 bowled! Powar pushes a quicker delivery on the off stump and Suresh looking for the late cut, misses it and the stumps are uprooted. 377/7
View dismissal SB Jakati lbw b Powar 4 22 17 1 0 23.52
99.1 lbw! Powar picks up his sixth wicket, pitches it outside the off stump and straightens to strike the pad in line with the off stump, loud appeal and given by umpire Saheba. 399/8
View dismissal S Sreesanth c Rahane b Powar 4 3 5 1 0 80.00
99.6 goes for the big slog and mishits it high in the air to square leg and Rahane calls for it and settles under the ball to take the catch. Powar picks up his 7th wicket and the 10th of the match. 403/9
R Vinay Kumar absent hurt -
Extras (b 12, lb 1, w 2, nb 1) 16
  Total (all out; 100 overs; 427 mins) 403 (4.03 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DS Kulkarni 17 3 75 0 4.41
  SK Trivedi 16 3 51 0 3.18 (2w)
View wickets RV Pawar 26 1 112 2 4.30 (1nb)
36.5 to Uthappa, Uthappa's gone! he tries to launch the ball over long-off, but he doesn't quite get hold of it, and it ends up as a simple catch for Siddharth Trivedi at mid-off 167/2
62.2 to Badrinath, finally the patience gives in, Badri steps out, looking to hit it from outside leg and over the top, he gets the elevation but is cramped for room. Powar takes a good catch at long-on boundary, keeping his balances inches inside the fence. So it's caught Powar b Pawar 288/4
View wickets RR Powar 38 9 140 7 3.68
35.2 to Vijay, Vijay's gone, the breakthrough West have been searching for, the ball doesn't turn as much as the others, and Vijay's attempted push towards the offside gets a nick through to the keeper 165/1
37.4 to Dravid, Dravid's gone! that one was an absolute shooter, that didn't rise more than a few inches off the ground, Dravid was looking to defend it off the backfoot, but that scooted under his bat to rock middle and off stumps 167/3
69.3 to Yadav, the ploy works this time! Powar was plugging away at the line outside the off stump. Yadav, with no movement of his feet ends up lofting a tame catch to Pawar, who has to move to his left to take the catch at mid-off 312/5
71.5 to Karthik, thats the wicket they have been waiting for! Karthik gets his frontfoot across and wants to look the ball right into the hands of the keeper but in the bargain the right pad hits the stumps and he is out hitwicket. This wicket will certainly feature in Cricinfo XI in years to come 319/6
93.6 to Suresh, bowled! Powar pushes a quicker delivery on the off stump and Suresh looking for the late cut, misses it and the stumps are uprooted. 377/7
99.1 to Jakati, lbw! Powar picks up his sixth wicket, pitches it outside the off stump and straightens to strike the pad in line with the off stump, loud appeal and given by umpire Saheba. 399/8
99.6 to Sreesanth, goes for the big slog and mishits it high in the air to square leg and Rahane calls for it and settles under the ball to take the catch. Powar picks up his 7th wicket and the 10th of the match. 403/9
  AM Nayar 3 0 12 0 4.00

Match details


Toss - West Zone, who chose to bat
Series - West Zone won the 2008/09 Duleep Trophy
Umpires - M Erasmus (South Africa) and AM Saheba
TV umpire - SK Tarapore
Match referee - S Chaturvedi
Close of play
  • Thu, 5 Feb - day 1 - West Zone 1st innings 303/5 (AM Rahane 109*, SK Trivedi 0*, 92 ov)
  • Fri, 6 Feb - day 2 - South Zone 1st innings 106/4 (S Badrinath 54*, KD Karthik 5*, 38 ov)
  • Sat, 7 Feb - day 3 - West Zone 2nd innings 232/4 (AM Nayar 9*, KM Jadhav 4*, 54 ov)
  • Sun, 8 Feb - day 4 - South Zone 2nd innings 232/3 (S Badrinath 35*, KD Karthik 27*, 50 ov)
  • Mon, 9 Feb - day 5 - South Zone 2nd innings 403 (100 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • West Zone 50 runs 67 mins, 13.4 overs
    • West Zone 100 runs 121 mins, 27.2 overs
    • W Jaffer 50 runs in 124 mins, 90 balls, 5x4, 1x6
    • At Lunch West Zone 127/1 (W Jaffer 66*, AM Rahane 25*, 33 overs)
    • West Zone 150 runs 161 mins, 43.3 overs
    • AM Rahane 50 runs 112 mins, 113 balls, 5x4, 1x6
    • West Zone 200 runs 223 mins, 62.2 overs
    • At Tea West Zone 223/3 (AM Rahane 71*, BD Thaker 33*, 71 overs)
    • West Zone 250 runs 276 mins, 78.6 overs
    • BD Thaker 50 runs 119 mins, 114 balls, 7x4
    • AM Rahane 100 runs 205 mins, 195 balls, 12x4, 1x6
    • West Zone 300 runs 328 mins, 90.2 overs
    • West Zone 350 runs 416 mins, 109.6 overs
    • AM Rahane 150 runs 357 mins, 280 balls, 17x4, 2x6
    • West Zone 400 runs 461 mins, 122.6 overs
    • At Lunch West Zone 424/7 (KM Jadhav 24*, RV Pawar 18*,129 overs)
    • West Zone 450 runs 569 mins, 139.5 overs
    • At Tea South Zone 28/0 (M Vijay 10*, RV Uthappa 18*, 13 overs )
    • South Zone 50 runs 95 mins, 17.5 overs
    • South Zone 100 runs 175 mins, 37.2 overs
    • S Badrinath 50 runs 87 mins, 65 balls, 5x4, 3x6
    • South Zone 150 runs 266 mins, 60.4 overs
    • S Badrinath 100 runs in 231 mins, 162 balls, 10x4, 6x3
    • At Lunch: South Zone 199/10 (S Badrinath 100*)
    • West Zone 50 runs 50 mins, 10.5 overs
    • West Zone 100 runs 94 mins, 22.4 overs
    • AM Rahane 50 runs in 69 mins, 63 balls, 5x4, 2x6
    • At Tea: West Zone 143/1 (PA Patel 62*, AM Rahane 62*, 31 overs)
    • West Zone 150 runs 132 mins, 32.6 overs
    • West Zone 200 runs 173 mins, 44.6 overs
    • West Zone 250 runs in 243 mins, 60.4 overs
    • PA Patel (2) retired hurt on 64* from 142/1 to 274/5
    • West Zone 300 runs in 285 mins. 71.1 overs
    • West Zone 350 runs in 328 mins. 82.6 overs
    • West Zone 400 runs in 362 mins 90.4 overs
    • At Lunch West Zone 404/8 (RV Pawar 38*, DS Kulkarni 7*, 91 overs)
    • RV Pawar 50 runs in 127 mins, 57 balls 7x4
    • South Zone 50 runs in 48 mins, 10.4 overs
    • RV Uthappa 50 runs in 92 mins, 56 balls, 7x4, 1x6
    • At Tea South Zone 93/0 (RV Uthappa 53*, M Vijay 40*, 22 overs)
    • South Zone 100 runs in 115 mins, 25.1 overs
    • South Zone 150 runs in 151 mins, 34.1 overs
    • M Vijay 50 runs in 135 mins. 96 balls, 6x4, 1x6
    • South Zone 200 runs in 200 mins 45.2 overs
    • South Zone 250 runs in 54.2 overs
    • S Badrinath 50 runs in 67 balls, 8x4
    • KD Karthik 50 runs in 58 balls, 2x4, 3x6
    • South Zone 300 runs in 66.6 overs
    • South Zone 350 runs in 83.5 overs
    • At Lunch: South Zone 369/6 (R Ashwin 24*, M Suresh 24*, 87 overs)
    • South Zone 400 runs in 99.4 overs
 
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