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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    not out
    94 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 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
    100 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
    absent hurt
    16 (b 12, lb 1, nb 1, w 2)
    403 all out (100 Overs, RR: 4.03, 427 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-165 (M Vijay, 35.2 ov), 2-167 (RV Uthappa, 36.5 ov), 3-167 (R Dravid, 37.4 ov), 4-288 (S Badrinath, 62.2 ov), 5-312 (AS Yadav, 69.3 ov), 6-319 (KD Karthik, 71.5 ov), 7-377 (M Suresh, 93.6 ov), 8-399 (SB Jakati, 99.1 ov), 9-403 (S Sreesanth, 99.6 ov)
    DS Kulkarni17.037504.4100
    SK Trivedi16.035103.1820
    RV Pawar26.0111224.3001
    RR Powar38.0914073.6800
    AM Nayar3.001204.0000

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