all over and a win with a six, hit down the ground over the long on fence for the winning runs.
This the highest successful run chase in first-class cricket and West Zone has done it in style, well done. West Zone win by 3 wickets and lift the Duleep Trophy for the 16th time. Yusuf is being hugged and lifted by his brother Irfan, a fantastic effort and a great win. Feel for Karthik, who will be dejected and disappointed to end up losing the game, after his wonderful knocks in both the innings. The fielding was terrible, drops all around and that was the case for South. A Final worth remembering for West Zone and the fans, but this match will linger in the minds of South Zone for all the wrong reasons.
Tanveer: "Hats off to Yusuf pathan!!!!!!! what an inning he has played, I think this is his best inning so far. "
Vrijlesh: "Duleepsinhji would have been proud of this effort! Kudos to the West Zone."
Satvir Singh: "Final words: Long live YK, DK and the longest format of the game."
Anish: "This match shows nothing is impossible in cricket"
Karthik: "It has been very tough, we worked hard for 4 days and it did not go well on the 5th day, we did not take the catches."
Jaffer: "I was really positive, the openers played well and Yusuf batted extremely well. The Finals are getting too close for comfort but I am enjoying it."
Thanks for joining us, it has been a pleasure going through all the emails, a fantastic finish. Do join us again for more domestic cricket, until then this is Binoy George your scorer and commentator signing off.
swings to deep square leg, the scores level.
Aravind to bowl some left arm spinners.
drags it short as Powar steps out to hit, he hits it hard to extra cover.
That boundary brings up the 50 runs partnership.
Powar steps out and miscues in the air down the ground to long off fence.
played back to the bowler.
An amazing knock from Pathan.
played through the onside to deep midwicket for a single.
another massive hit down the ground and over the long on fence for maximum, goes to the second tier, wonderful hitting, brings up his 200 in style.
uses his feet and launches it down the ground over the long off fence, goes a long way.
Krishna: "I was not very serious about the saying "Little drops make the mighty ocean" until I saw this match today where little "drops" have made up this mighty ocean of 500+. The context of the drops is different though ;)"
walks down the track and pushes it back.
fuller and Powar looks to play from the crease and gets an inside edge onto the pads.
punches through the off side to the sweeper.
run out missed, chops it to point and takes off for a run, the throw misses the stumps at the bowlers end.
mistimes the shot to the off side.
fuller and pushed down the ground to long on.
Suresh: "Just feel that SOUTH ZONE will come victorious as something tells me that they have a chance with the spinners and Ganapathy bowling his heart out.Come on Fielders hold everything from here on."
Absolem is back.
moves forward and looks to pad it away, misses and through to Gautam.
23 runs required.
punches to cover for a single.
sweeps forward of square leg to the deep for couple of runs.
moves forward and looks to defend.
swings it in the air and bisects the two fielders in the deep to the midwicket fence.