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    28
    92
    143
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    30.43
    31 Gone! cleaned up! Flighted delivery, just outside off stump, hint of turn and Sahil jabs at it, the bat comes outside the line, gets an inside-edge and runs on to the off stump 122/2
    8.4 finally a wicket. And it is Jaffer who has the fatal flirt. It landed on a length, outside off and held its line. An unsure Jaffer hung his bat out and feathered a edge behind. They have been bowling well but it appeared that the batsmen have seen off the worst times when VRV breaks through. Now, game on. Let's see how the new batsmen face up to the moving cherry. 34/1
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    112
    161
    18
    0
    81.25
    45.1 Reverse swing does Rahane in! What a gem of a knock it has been, though. It was full and came in late in the air, Rahane pushed across and before the bat comes around the pad the ball struck him in front of middle and leg. It would have taken out leg stump, only doubt was it looked a touch high. We have no hawk eye here, may be ... just may be it would have gone over. Fab knock. 170/5
    33.1 Parthiv is gone. Huge wicket. He doesn't look too happy though. It kicked from a length, Parthiv stabbed at it and the ball went close to the outside edge. The bowler and the 'keeper were absolutely sure that it was out. They didn't even appeal too vociferously and up went the umpire's finger. Parthiv stalled a brief while before walking off. No replays yet to confirm Parthiv's doubts or the bowler's conviction. If there is, i will let you know. 139/3
    33.2 What a screaming yorker from VRV! A peach of a delivery to face up. Poor Cheteshwar Pujara. It was hurled in full, Pujara shaped to jab it away but it swung away late too - too good for the batsman on a duck and it took out the middle stump. North have roared back into the game 139/4
    61.1 done in by the sharp bouncer. VRV's golden day continues. It was banged in short, at the body and Solanki, who was troubled through the day by the extra bounce of VRV, fended at it in an ungainly manner and lobbed a easy catch to the man who ran in from covers. 238/7
    52.4 flighted outside leg, Pathan gives him the charge, goes for the loft over the on side but fails to get the desired elevation. He ends up hitting low to VRV Singh at mid-on who dives forward and claims the catch 217/6
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    48
    70
    4
    0
    41.66
    63.4 sharp catch by Chopra at third slip. Full and outside off, Jobanputra had a wild swing and it flew chest-high to Chopra. VRV gets a five-for in the Duleep Trophy final. 247/8
    66.3 run out! Makda steers a delivery just outside off to right of backward point and the throw from Malik comes in quick. He was sent back by Dhruv but couldn't make it back in time. 270/9
    68.2 That's it, West Zone have been bowled out for 274. Flighted delivery, on the middle stump, Trivedi has a wild slog across the line but can only edge it to covers. 274/10
    Extras
    26 (lb 11, nb 14, w 1)
    TOTAL
    274 all out (68.2 Overs, RR: 4.0, 313 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Wasim Jaffer, 8.4 ov), 2-122 (Sahil Kukreja, 30.6 ov), 3-139 (Parthiv Patel, 33.1 ov), 4-139 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 33.2 ov), 5-170 (Ajinkya Rahane, 45.1 ov), 6-217 (Yusuf Pathan, 52.4 ov), 7-238 (Rakesh Solanki, 61.1 ov), 8-247 (Sandeep Jobanputra, 63.4 ov), 9-270 (Ashraf Makda, 66.3 ov), 10-274 (Siddharth Trivedi, 68.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    VRV Singh2049154.5518
    VS Malik1333212.4604
    AK Thakur1214904.0800
    R Bhatia613405.6601
    A Mishra17.265733.2801
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    16.1 What a start! Trivedi removes Chopra first ball! It landed on a length, just outside the off stump and shaped away a touch. Chopra, on the walk, pushes at it and the outside edge is snapped up in the third slip. He batted so well yesterday but gone first ball today. 53/1
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    76
    105
    6
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    39.47
    26.3 Trivedi is on a roll and North are tottering here. This one kicks up from just a length and it shapes in a touch. Dhawan shapes to cut but is cramped up as the ball comes in and also beaten by the extra bounce. He gets a inside edge that takes the ball on to the off stump 88/3
    16.4 What did they have for breakfast? Trivedi strikes again and West have roared back into the game. This one again shapes away from the left-hander Goel who has a fatal poke at it. 53/2
    28.1 Trivedi on a demolition job here. What a morning he has had. Another key wicket. Manhas gone. teasing line outside off stump and Manhas lunges forward but the ball curves away, taking a bit of outside edge along with it 97/4
    70 And that outside-leg theory works! Yashpal comes out of the track and tries to drive inside-out but can only send it towards mid-off where Jobanputra jumps up to take the catch. They kept padding Dhruv away for two overs but suddenly this over, they started to play at those outside-leg deliveries and have lost a wicket 225/5
    83 Bhatia finally falls after a gritty fighting knock. They still trail by three. Another wicket for Trivedi. It was banged in short and Bhatia top-edged his pull to fine leg 271/8
    75.5 And one more down. Outside off stump and Kaul goes for a cut and feathers an edge to Parthiv. Kaul, though, doesn't look too happy. There was a noise though. North trail by 25 runs 249/6
    80.5 Trivedi gets a five-for. Mishra succumbs. Full and swinging away and Mishra chases it. North trail by 6 runs 268/7
    84 Jobanputra gets his first wicket and North lose their ninth. Full and outside off induces another loose drive and Patel snaps him up. 274/9
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    57.89
    100 and he is stumped. He just didn't try to get back; he must have thought his back foot was in . He had lunged forward and dragged his back foot out and PAtel whipped the bails off . The last wicket partnership was 66 and that's North's lead too. 340/10
    Extras
    7 (lb 4, w 3)
    TOTAL
    340 all out (100 Overs, RR: 3.4, 435 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Aakash Chopra, 16.1 ov), 2-53 (Karan Goel, 16.4 ov), 3-88 (Shikhar Dhawan, 26.3 ov), 4-97 (Mithun Manhas, 28.1 ov), 5-225 (Yashpal Singh, 69.6 ov), 6-249 (Uday Kaul, 75.5 ov), 7-268 (Amit Mishra, 80.5 ov), 8-271 (Rajat Bhatia, 82.6 ov), 9-274 (Vikramjeet Malik, 83.6 ov), 10-340 (Vikram Singh, 99.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SK Trivedi2766762.4810
    AM Makda1765503.2300
    YK Pathan1205404.5000
    RV Dhurv2438733.6200
    SP Jobanputra2047313.6520
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    2.3 VRV makes a early breakthrough. After slipping in two deliveries on the legs, he got this one full and just outside off and Sahil nicked a loose drive behind. The quality of the batting in the game, barring Rahane and Chopra, to an extent, has been pretty ordinary. Yes. Rajat Bhatia and Yashpal did put up a gritty partnership but the batsmanship left lots to be desired. Bhatia was still ok but .. the rest were pretty average. 7/1
    23
    49
    72
    4
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    46.93
    15.2 timber.... Thakur pitches it on a good length on off stump and gets it to straighten, Jaffer gets forward half heartedly and fails to cover the line as the ball creeps between bat and pad and clips the off stump, the bails go for a spin 56/2
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    73
    122
    6
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    58.90
    27.3 Rahane has been given out lbw. Looked high. It cut in from just a length, beat the defensive poke and hit him high on the thigh pad. It was in front but would have gone over. 108/5
    18.2 and Patel is gone. Lovely delivery from Malik. It kicked up from a length and also, moved away sharply, taking the outside edge of the jab and straight to first slip 66/3
    20.5 cleaned up! Cracker of a inswinger, full and moving and Pujara plays an expansive off drive, the bat goes outside the line and the ball dips in to crash into the middle stump. The previous one didn't come in as much but to the horror of Pujara, this one curved in appreciably. The middle stump went on a walk. 70/4
    38.1 caught at short fine leg! Mishra flights it outside leg and Yusuf went for his fav sweep shot but gets a top edge. Yusuf falls after a brisk 61. This is a big wicket and North can now get into the tail 167/6
    57.5 caught at wide third man. Banged in short and outside off, he went for the slash cut but hit it straight to Dhawan 222/7
    60 And North need 166 to win. VRV takes a five-for. Again. Short of length and Dhurv top edged his swipe to mid-on. 5 for 91 in the first and 5 for 86 in the second for VRV. 231/10
    58 two in two. He kicks it up from a length, outside off stump and Jolly has a poke at it. Fatal. Edged to slips. 222/8
    58.3 North are rolling over West here. Full in length, outside off stump and he pushed hard at it and flew low to left of gully where Karan Goel takes a neat diving catch 227/9
    not out
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    6
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    0.00
    Extras
    23 (b 2, lb 8, nb 13)
    TOTAL
    231 all out (60 Overs, RR: 3.85, 277 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Sahil Kukreja, 2.3 ov), 2-56 (Wasim Jaffer, 15.2 ov), 3-66 (Parthiv Patel, 18.2 ov), 4-70 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 20.5 ov), 5-108 (Ajinkya Rahane, 27.3 ov), 6-167 (Yusuf Pathan, 38.1 ov), 7-222 (Rakesh Solanki, 57.5 ov), 8-222 (Sandeep Jobanputra, 57.6 ov), 9-227 (Ashraf Makda, 58.3 ov), 10-231 (Rakesh Dhurv, 59.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    VRV Singh1808654.7704
    VS Malik1436224.4205
    AK Thakur1132111.9003
    A Mishra1524513.0001
    R Bhatia20713.5000
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    6.3 gone lbw. Chopra is not happy and walks off shaking his head. It landed on a length, around off and came in, Chopra, is caught on the sideways shuffle, and is hit in front on the knee roll. Did he get an inside edge? Hmm... There was a noise. 28/1
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    274
    13
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    58.75
    9.3 Makda strikes in his first over. Probing line outside off and the shuffling Goel flirts. Gone! Caught behind. He never looked 'in'. 39/2
    10.1 third wicket goes down and West are in the game. It was a length delivery that held its line and had Manhas pushing hard at it and the resultant edge was snapped up low at second slip 40/3
    39.3 now that ends the long stay of Yashpal, as out of character he flays at a ball wide outside the off stump to point where Rahane takes the sitter. Solid blow this for North. My Co-scorer, Raymond jumped up with glee as he saw the catch being completed 103/4
    not out
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    68
    89
    5
    0
    48.52
    Extras
    10 (lb 1, nb 4, w 5)
    TOTAL
    166/4 (58.1 Overs, RR: 2.85, 274 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Aakash Chopra, 6.3 ov), 2-39 (Karan Goel, 9.3 ov), 3-40 (Mithun Manhas, 10.1 ov), 4-103 (Yashpal Singh, 39.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SK Trivedi20114222.1000
    SP Jobanputra1855102.8303
    AM Makda18.145923.2401
    RV Dhurv201306.5010

Close of Play

  • Tue, 19 Feb - day 1 - North Zone 1st innings 53/0 (A Chopra 35*, S Dhawan 17*, 16 ov)
  • Wed, 20 Feb - day 2 - West Zone 2nd innings 2/0 (SO Kukreja 0*, W Jaffer 0*, 2 ov)
  • Thu, 21 Feb - day 3 - North Zone 2nd innings 74/3 (S Dhawan 44*, Yashpal Singh 15*, 26 ov)
  • Fri, 22 Feb - day 4 - North Zone 2nd innings 166/4 (58.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Dhawan guides North to title

    Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 94 led North Zone to their second consecutive Duleep Trophy title

  • North need 92 more to clinch trophy

    West were bowled out in two sessions to set North Zone an easy 166 to get, with two days and a session to go

  • Trivedi's six can't prevent North lead

    On a roller coaster day at the Wankhede Stadium, where fortunes kept swinging from one side to other, North Zone managed to grab a slight advantage with a 66-run lead

  • Brave decision to bowl first

    Mithun Manhas made a brave decision in putting West Zone in on the Wankhede track which is reputed to be a good bat-first pitch

  • VRV five-for gives North the edge

    VRV took his second five-wicket haul in two Duleep Trophy matches since his return from Australia, while Ajinkya Rahane followed his 172 in the previous game with an aggressive 91

North Zone 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st28A ChopraS Dhawan
2nd11K GoelS Dhawan
3rd1M ManhasS Dhawan
4th63S DhawanYashpal Singh
5th63R BhatiaS Dhawan