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1st Semi-Final, Guwahati, Mar 11 2013, Deodhar Trophy
(29.5/33 ov)160/2
North Zone won by 8 wickets (with 19 balls remaining) (VJD)
Player Of The Match
77 (70)
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Yuvraj, Chand power North Zone into final

Yuvraj Singh and Unmukt Chand scored half-centuries as North Zone marched into the Deodhar Trophy final, beating Central Zone by eight wickets in a match affected by bad light and rain in Guwahati

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Scores: Kumar Chandan Duorah
Scorecard summary
Central Zone190/10(41.5 overs)
North Zone160/2(29.5 overs)

North Zone entered the final of the Deodhar Trophy with some brilliant batting from Yuvraj Singh and Unmukt Chand. Yuvraj named Man of the Match for his knock of 77. He had the match winning 129 runs partnership with Chand and won the match by 8 wickets, which is revised to 160, due to the loss of play due to bad light. Praveen Kumar was the pick of the bowlers who removed both the openers with the new ball but no support from any his fellow mates. That's all we had for today, do join us tomorrow for the second semi, till then stay cool and cheers!

29.5
1
Imtiaz to Yuvraj, 1 run

short of length, outside off, gets under it and pulls that over mid-on and that's the winning runs.

29.4
Imtiaz to Yuvraj, no run

short of length delivery, down leg, ducks under it

29.3
Imtiaz to Yuvraj, no run

short and wide outside off, cuts away to backward point

29.2
4
Imtiaz to Yuvraj, FOUR runs

full, on middle and leg, that's elegant, flicks off his backfoot to the midwicket fence

29.1
1
Imtiaz to Chand, 1 run

full, on middle and leg, slashes that to deep midwicket

end of over 293 runs
North: 154/2CRR: 5.31 RRR: 1.50
Unmukt Chand55 (85)
Yuvraj Singh72 (66)
Ashok Menaria 2-0-6-0
Imtiaz Ahmed 3-0-6-0
28.6
1
Menaria to Chand, 1 run

on middle and leg, tucks off his frontfoot for a quick one behind square

28.5
1
Menaria to Yuvraj, 1 run

length delivery, around off, goes back and pulls to deep midwicket region

28.4
1
Menaria to Chand, 1 run

short a bit wide too, cuts away off his backfoot through point for a single

28.3
Menaria to Chand, no run

comes out and pushes that length delivery to mid-on

28.2
Menaria to Chand, no run

another one on middle, pushes back to the bowler

28.1
Menaria to Chand, no run

tossed up, outside off, drives to extra cover

end of over 281 run
North: 151/2CRR: 5.39 RRR: 1.80
Yuvraj Singh71 (65)
Unmukt Chand53 (80)
Imtiaz Ahmed 3-0-6-0
Ashok Menaria 1-0-3-0
27.6
Imtiaz to Yuvraj, no run

length delivery, again outside off, pushes that to mid-off

27.5
Imtiaz to Yuvraj, no run

full, outside off, moves forward and drives to mid-off

27.4
Imtiaz to Yuvraj, no run

length delivery, that moves away too, beaten

27.3
Imtiaz to Yuvraj, no run

full, shapes away, goes back and drives to extra cover

27.2
1
Imtiaz to Chand, 1 run

short of length, outside off, goes back and tried to lofts it over mid-off, no proper elevation, went over extra cover

27.1
Imtiaz to Chand, no run

length delivery, on off, plays from the crease to point

end of over 273 runs
North: 150/2CRR: 5.55 RRR: 1.66
Unmukt Chand52 (78)
Yuvraj Singh71 (61)
Ashok Menaria 1-0-3-0
Praveen Kumar 7-1-28-2
26.6
1
Menaria to Chand, 1 run

length delivery, goes back and punched off his backfoot to long-on

26.5
Menaria to Chand, no run

on middle and leg, leans forward and defends

26.4
Menaria to Chand, no run

tossed up, outside off, comes out and plays to mid-on

Match details
Nehru Stadium, Guwahati
TossNorth Zone, elected to field first
SeriesDeodhar Trophy
Season2012/13
Player Of The Match
Yuvraj Singh
Series resultNorth Zone advanced
Hours of play (local time)08.30 start, Lunch 12:00-12.45, Close 16.15
Match days11 March 2013 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Sundaram Ravi
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Suresh Shastri
TV Umpire
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Subrat Das
Match Referee
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Feroze Ghayas