Bengaluru, Jan 22 - 25 2009, Duleep Trophy
329 & 377
(67.4 ov, target 381)326 & 255/9
Match drawn
• The Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

South ease into semi-finals after draw

Legspinner M Suresh took six Central Zone wickets during an extended spell to seal South Zone's berth in the semi-finals of the Duleep Trophy. Central were faced with the ardous task of scoring 381 in 77 overs and the aggressive approach of their batsmen

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Scorecard summary
South Zone329/10(73.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Central Zone326/10(100.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Naman Ojha85 (168)
Mohammad Kaif73 (118)
South Zone377/9(98.3 overs)2nd INNINGS
Rahul Dravid118 (218)
Dinesh Karthik103 (121)
Central Zone255/9(67.4 overs)2nd INNINGS
Match details
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
TossSouth Zone, elected to bat first
SeriesDuleep Trophy
Series resultSouth Zone advanced
Hours of play (local time)<b>Updates Only</b><br>09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 16.30
Match days22,23,24,25 January 2009 - day (4-day match)
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Krishna Hariharan
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Suresh Shastri
Match Referee
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Sanjay Patil