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Late wickets take sheen off Rahane ton

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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Scorecard Summary

WEST ZONE 459(141.4 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SOUTH ZONE 199(73.2 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

WEST ZONE 417/8d(92 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

SOUTH ZONE 403(100 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

END OF OVER:
100 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | South: 403/9

  • Ravichandran Ashwin46 (82b)
  • Ramesh Powar38-9-140-7

That's it West Zone win by 274 runs and lift the Duleep Trophy for the 17th time. The players come out to shake hands with each other. Ramesh Powar picks up 10 wickets for the match. South Zone were never in the match after their poor performance in the first innings.

Badrinath: "We were outplayed in all three departments, we did not apply ourselves and did not bowl good lengths. 678 on any track is a bit too much, it was almost impossible."

Badrinath lifts the runners-up Trophy.

Wasim Jaffer: "Good season for me and the team, they had a great batting line up, but we bowled well on the 3rd morning, wicket was getting bad and the bowlers contributed."

Jaffer lifts the Duleep Trophy.

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99.6
W
Powar to Sreesanth, OUT, 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.

S Sreesanth c Rahane b Powar 4 (3m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

99.5
0
Powar to Sreesanth, no run, defended on the track.
99.4
4
Powar to Sreesanth, FOUR runs, uses the long handle, swings it high in the air and behind square leg to the fence, brings up the 400 for South Zone.
99.3
0
Powar to Sreesanth, no run, off the pad to the onside, looking to leave the ball.
99.2
0
Powar to Sreesanth, no run, pitches and straightens, defended to the off side.

Sreesanth enters the playing area. Has a chat with Parthiv, we might have some interesting action here.

99.1
W
Powar to Jakati, OUT, 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.

SB Jakati lbw b Powar 4 (22m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 23.52

  • Powar takes seven as West lift title

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

  • South make brave progress in impossible chase

    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

  • Rahane shines for dominant West Zone

    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

  • Late wickets give West the edge

    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

  • Late wickets take sheen off Rahane ton

    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

South Zone 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st165RV UthappaM Vijay
2nd2RV UthappaS Badrinath
3rd0R DravidS Badrinath
4th121KD KarthikS Badrinath
5th24AS YadavKD Karthik
6th7KD KarthikR Ashwin
7th58M SureshR Ashwin
8th22SB JakatiR Ashwin
9th4S SreesanthR Ashwin