Player of the Match
Player of the Match

North Zone win by 5 wickets and retain the Deodhar Trophy. North Zone almost made a meal of the chase but Ravi Inder Singh gets them home, unbeaten on 43.

Parthiv: "We did not expect the wicket to do so much. I thought Joginder and Ishant bowled well."

Joginder Sharma (Man-of-the-Match): "The wicket was helpful in the morning session, bowled in the right areas."

Mishra: "I am very happy that I lost the toss, in my mind I was thinking put in a good score and defend, Ishant and Joginder Sharma bowled extremely well."

Thanks for tuning in, this is Binoy George signing off.

29.1
6
Jadeja to Joginder Sharma, SIX runs, hit well and down the ground and over the long on fence for a six.
28.1
W
Sharma to Mishra, OUT, change of bowling and Rohit Sharma drops it very short and Mishra pulls in the air straight to Pujara at deep midwicket.

A Mishra c Pujara b Sharma 2 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

26.3
W
Iqbal Abdulla to Dogra, OUT, lofts it high in the air and straight down the throat of long on, Chitnis takes the catch.

P Dogra c Chitnis b Iqbal Abdulla 34 (48m 47b 4x4 1x6) SR: 72.34

26.2
4
Iqbal Abdulla to Dogra, FOUR runs, looking to drive down the ground, gets a thickish edge down to fine leg.
23.5
6
Chaudhary to Dogra, SIX runs, lovely shot from Dogra, goes all the way for a six, clean strike.
20.2
4
Iqbal Abdulla to Dogra, FOUR runs, hits in the air down the ground to long on fence.
16.5
4
Kulkarni to Dogra, FOUR runs, another short pitched delivery, this time Dogra pulls it nicely to square leg fence
16.1
4
Kulkarni to Dogra, FOUR runs, pitched up and Dogra flicks it to mid-wicket fence

Lunch break: Is there a twist in the tale in the North Zone batting, join us after lunch to find out.

12.6
W
Kulkarni to Yashpal Singh, OUT, wicket at the stroke of lunch, slower delivery from Kulkarni and Yashpal miscues the drive in the air to mid-off and Unadkat does well to take the catch.

Yashpal Singh c Unadkat b Kulkarni 3 (20m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.42

8.2
W
Unadkat to Saini, OUT, another short pitched delivery on the leg stump, this time Saini pushes at it and gets an edge straight to Jaffer at first slip

N Saini c Jaffer b Unadkat 4 (7m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

8.1
4
Unadkat to Saini, FOUR runs, short pitched delivery, Saini punches it of the back foot to point fence
7.5
4
Chaudhary to Inder Singh, FOUR runs, worked away off his legs to the backward square leg fence.

Undakat from round the wicket.

6.4
W
Unadkat to Dhawan, OUT, lovely delivery coming in from back of a length, Dhawan on the back foot misses it and the ball takes the pad and knocks the stumps down.

S Dhawan b Unadkat 8 (27m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

5.1
4
Kulkarni to Inder Singh, FOUR runs, moves forward and drives well through extra cover and no stopping that.
4.3
4
Unadkat to Inder Singh, FOUR runs, lovely shot, stands up tall and punches through extra cover and the ball races to the fence.
3.1
4
Kulkarni to Dhawan, FOUR runs, short and wide outside the off stump, cut away hard through point and to the fence for a boundary.
2.5
4
Unadkat to Inder Singh, FOUR runs, lovely shot from Ravi Inder, drives well off the front foot in the gap to extra cover fence.

North Zone 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st23S DhawanR Inder Singh
2nd8N SainiR Inder Singh
3rd14Yashpal SinghR Inder Singh
4th48P DograR Inder Singh
5th6A MishraR Inder Singh
6th8Joginder SharmaR Inder Singh