Central Zone v West Zone, Deodhar Trophy, 2nd semi-final

Yusuf, Kulkarni lead West into final

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March 25, 2014

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West Zone 233 for 9 (Yusuf 70, Pujara 60, Chawla 4-54) beat Central Zone 191 (Shrivastava 65, Kulkarni 4-39) by 42 runs
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A rapid half-century from Yusuf Pathan converted a middling total into a competitive one for West Zone in Visakhapatnam, after which Dhawal Kulkarni and Arpit Vasavada secured a 42-run win against Central Zone, sealing a place in the Deodhar Trophy final. West's wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel had a terrific game, effecting seven dismissals, equalling the national record.

West Zone did not make a good start after winning the toss. Cheteshwar Pujara held the top order together but wickets fell around him and West were struggling at 125 for 4 in the 36th over. Pujara had just fallen for 60 off 96 balls. Yusuf provided the acceleration, smacking 70 off 57 balls with nine fours and a six. Legspinner Piyush Chawla ran through the lower order, dismissing Yusuf as well, to finish with 4 for 54 in 12 overs. West Zone had scored 233 for 9 in their 50 overs.

Central Zone's top order fared worse than West's did. Their openers fell for 1 and 4, and their No. 4 and 5 batsmen were also dismissed in single digits. Shalabh Shrivastava made 65 at No. 3 and his 63-run stand with Chawla, who made 41, was the only substantial one in the innings. It took Central from 73 for 4 to 136 for 5. Once that partnership was broken, though, the rest folded and Central were dismissed for 191 in 44.3 overs. Kulkarni finished with 4 for 39, while Vasavada took 3 for 19.

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Posted by   on (March 26, 2014, 18:16 GMT)

Why isn't Yusuf playing in the World Cup? He is a better batsman than Jaddu; a better spinner than many. Guess his problem is Dhoni.

Posted by KhemrajThakur on (March 26, 2014, 4:39 GMT)

@Niraj Sharma: BCCI has framed new rules for domestic one day games. Now one bowler is allowed to bowl maximum 12 overs instead of 10. That's why he has bowled 11 overs.

Posted by   on (March 26, 2014, 4:35 GMT)

In Domestic One day matches (In India), two bowler can go for 12 overs max. and rest of the bowler should go less than 10 overs.

Posted by   on (March 26, 2014, 4:06 GMT)

can any one tell me how kulkarni deliver 11 over in one day match ....

even score board and commentary are showing 11 over hows that possible?

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