Final, Delhi, October 29 - November 02, 2014, Duleep Trophy
276 & 403
(T:301) 379 & 291

Central Zone won by 9 runs

Central Zone 1st Innings
South Zone 1st Innings
Central Zone 2nd Innings
South Zone 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Central Zone 1st Innings 
c Vihari b Aparajith49127-7038.58
c †Karthik b Vinay Kumar243-004.65
c Mithun b Ojha79153-12151.63
c Vinay Kumar b Aparajith45-1080.00
st †Karthik b Vihari3764-7057.81
c †Karthik b Gopal03-000.00
c Aparajith b Vinay Kumar3286-6037.20
c Uthappa b Sharath3056-4053.57
b Mithun1636-3044.44
lbw b Ojha1521-3071.42
not out 810-2080.00
Extras(nb 4)4
TOTAL100 Ov (RR: 2.76)276
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Jalaj Saxena, 17.2 ov), 2-90 (Faiz Fazal, 38.1 ov), 3-94 (Naman Ojha, 38.6 ov), 4-162 (Ashok Menaria, 61.6 ov), 5-163 (Mahesh Rawat, 62.4 ov), 6-185 (Robin Bist, 68.2 ov), 7-237 (Piyush Chawla, 86.6 ov), 8-237 (Arindam Ghosh, 89.5 ov), 9-262 (Ishwar Pandey, 96.2 ov), 10-276 (Ali Murtaza, 99.6 ov)
17.2 to Jalaj S Saxena, appeal for caught behind and the finger has gone up, Vinay breaks the stand! It was swinging away after pitching on length outside off, DK caught it and appealed straight away after Jalaj leaned forward to drive. Looks like there was a faint edge but the batsman looks unhappy with the decision. There was a sound but replays are not 100% conclusive. 25/1
South Zone 1st Innings 
lbw b Jalaj S Saxena8097-13282.47
b Chawla185233-19279.39
c †Ojha b Pankaj Singh2154-2138.88
lbw b Pankaj Singh02-000.00
c †Ojha b Pankaj Singh08-000.00
b Murtaza7597-10277.31
lbw b Murtaza26-0033.33
not out 1325-2052.00
lbw b Murtaza04-000.00
c Jalaj S Saxena b Murtaza114-007.14
c & b Chawla03-000.00
Extras(lb 2)2
TOTAL90.3 Ov (RR: 4.18)379
Fall of wickets: 1-168 (Robin Uthappa, 34.2 ov), 2-231 (Baba Aparajith, 51.4 ov), 3-231 (Dinesh Karthik, 51.6 ov), 4-233 (Ramaswamy Prasanna, 53.5 ov), 5-359 (KL Rahul, 80.6 ov), 6-363 (Hanuma Vihari, 81.5 ov), 7-366 (Vinay Kumar, 83.5 ov), 8-370 (Abhimanyu Mithun, 85.3 ov), 9-378 (Pragyan Ojha, 89.5 ov), 10-379 (HS Sharath, 90.3 ov)
Central Zone 2nd Innings 
c Aparajith b Vinay Kumar72139-11051.79
lbw b Ojha71119-14059.66
not out 112174-8464.36
c Uthappa b Gopal2735-5077.14
lbw b Gopal03-000.00
lbw b Ojha1624-3066.66
st †Karthik b Ojha2247-2046.80
st †Karthik b Aparajith08-000.00
c †Karthik b Mithun5067-6174.62
b Gopal1719-2189.47
c Aparajith b Gopal62-01300.00
Extras(b 6, lb 2, nb 2)10
TOTAL105.5 Ov (RR: 3.80)403
Fall of wickets: 1-128 (Jalaj Saxena, 37.5 ov), 2-160 (Faiz Fazal, 46.5 ov), 3-195 (Naman Ojha, 57.5 ov), 4-201 (Ashok Menaria, 59.2 ov), 5-219 (Mahesh Rawat, 65.4 ov), 6-259 (Arindam Ghosh, 77.3 ov), 7-260 (Piyush Chawla, 78.6 ov), 8-364 (Ali Murtaza, 100.2 ov), 9-397 (Ishwar Pandey, 105.3 ov), 10-403 (Pankaj Singh, 105.5 ov)
46.5 to FY Fazal, another short ball and he's into the pull too early! Gets a top edge and the ball soars high and carries only as far as the deep square leg fielder. Dragging this from outside off, when it was almost at shoulder height wouldn;t have helped either. Good contribution from Fazal. Central have more than a solid foundation to take control of this game. 160/2
100.2 to AG Murtaza, and walks back straightaway, but nothing to take away from him, that's a superb delivery making him to come on the front foot. It was on a length and induces the drive, the away movement kisses the outside edge and Karthik dives full length to his left to grab that with one hand.. 364/8
37.5 to Jalaj S Saxena, finally Ojha gets a leg before appeal in his favour. Saxena was lunging forward as often as he could, but this time his bat was more or less hidden behind the pad. Struck in line with middle and this pitch does not have enough turn for that ball to have gone anywhere but the off stump. Saxena wasn't pleased, he thought he'd hit it. He had, but it was pad first. 128/1
65.4 to M Rawat, this was pushes quicker through air and kept low, Rawat gets forward to defend but it came back in sharply. The bounce and and the sharp turn beats his defence and found infront of the stumps.. 219/5
77.3 to AN Ghosh, this was brilliantly done by Ojha, tossed up delivery on off which turns away from outside off. Ghosh takes a big stride forward to defend and was beaten by the movement, Karthik was aware of all the happenings and removes the bails in a flash. Gosh unable to drag his foot back and was near to the line, very much straight forward decision. 259/6
57.5 to NV Ojha, another wicket, Ojha falls cheaply, Gopal gets the ball to bounce plenty, much like Kumble did so many times, gets the top edge and the ball flies to Uthappa at slip. 195/3
59.2 to AL Menaria, umpire Anil Chaudhary had made a shocking lbw call here, the ball from Shreyas stayed low and turned a fair hit, hit Menaria low on the pad, but it struck him well outside leg and was spinning further down, Menaria has every reason to be upset to bag a duck to this sort of decision. 201/4
105.3 to IC Pandey, and that's a killer delivery for a number 10, perfect googly done the job for Pandey. Tossed it up on middle and off inducing him to get forward, plays across the line and that sneaks through the gate and knocks the middle stump out.. 397/9
105.5 to Pankaj Singh, tossed it up well outside off, Pankaj once again goes for the mighty hoick, ends up slicing that towards cover where Baba runs to his left and grabs to bring the end of Central innings.. 403/10
78.6 to PP Chawla, This is just some silly stuff from Chawla, loses his patience and steps out for a big heave. Aparajith pushes that touch quicker through air and spun away slightly beating Chawla's bat. Karthik once again very keen behind the stumps and does his job without an error. He was long way down the pitch and walks back.. 260/7
South Zone 2nd Innings (T: 301 runs)
c & b Chawla3072-3041.66
lbw b Pankaj Singh130152-14585.52
st †Ojha b Chawla56138-6140.57
b Pankaj Singh04-000.00
lbw b Jalaj S Saxena2963-3246.03
c & b Jalaj S Saxena114-007.14
b Murtaza2438-3063.15
b Murtaza1226-1046.15
lbw b Chawla216-0012.50
b Murtaza06-000.00
not out 03-000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 3)7
TOTAL88.4 Ov (RR: 3.28)291
Fall of wickets: 1-96 (Robin Uthappa, 24.3 ov), 2-203 (KL Rahul, 50.2 ov), 3-203 (Dinesh Karthik, 50.6 ov), 4-252 (Ramaswamy Prasanna, 71.2 ov), 5-252 (Baba Aparajith, 72.1 ov), 6-260 (Hanuma Vihari, 75.6 ov), 7-280 (Vinay Kumar, 82.1 ov), 8-289 (Pragyan Ojha, 85.4 ov), 9-290 (Abhimanyu Mithun, 86.6 ov), 10-291 (Shreyas Gopal, 88.4 ov)
50.2 to KL Rahul, finally Rahul walks back but not before landing his team in a commanding position, back of a length which jags back in from outside off. Rahul plays across it and the movement and bounce was good enough to beat his bat which struck infront of middle and leg. Are we await for some miracles here?. 203/2
50.6 to KD Karthik, Pankaj gets him once again, another duck for Karthik, that's on a good length just around off. He thought of leaving it but checks it and tries to dab it down, that was too close to his body and ends up chopping it back onto the stumps, first time he got a pair in a first class match. I must say this is not an easy going for South from here.. 203/3
82.1 to R Vinay Kumar, South loses another one, Murtaza strikes as Vinay goes by charging down the track. He pushes quicker through air and that was flatter and on a length, came a bit in and he misses it completely as he tried to play against the line, went quite away from his bat which shatters the stumps.. 280/7
86.6 to A Mithun, That was simply ridiculous, a tail ender way of getting out. That was bowled from round the wicket and kept it short on middle and leg, it didn't spun and straightens. He gets down on knee for a big slog but comprehensively beaten and been bowled. 290/9
88.4 to S Gopal, that was tossed up from round the wicket on middle. It was quicker through air and Gopal steps out for a mighty hoick, misses the line which knocks the middle stump. Huge chants from the Central players who won by 9 runs.. 291/10
71.2 to R Prasanna, Oh ho! This is not yet over, Jalaj just gets this right as he comes round the wicket, it was tossed up on middle and kept straight. Prasanna plays for the turn but it went the other way and was found in front of the stumps.. 252/4
75.6 to GH Vihari, Jalaj gets another important wicket, that was tossed up outside off and Vihari tries to play against the turn which lobs of the leading edge back towards the bowler. He moves to his left and dives full length to pouch that without any trouble, this is going down to wire.. 260/6
24.3 to RV Uthappa, finally Piyush able to give the breakthrough, that was quicker through air and well outside off. Uthappa gets forward for the drive and plays for the spin, that was a googly which he didn't read and end up slicing that to the left of Chawla.. 96/1
72.1 to B Aparajith, Is South throwing this away? This is superbly done by Chawla, tossed it up on middle and leg as Baba comes down the track as he tries to work it against turn to on side. This one turns away as a genuine leggie and didn't reached the pitch of the delivery, Ojha did the rest.. 252/5
85.4 to PP Ojha, Chawla strikes, comes round the wicket and that turns back in sharply for the leftie. Ojha get his bat pad together and tries to defend but been beaten by the spin and pace, found infront of the wickets, given!. 289/8
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Wed, 29 Oct - day 1 - Central Zone 1st innings 237/7 (Arindam Ghosh 32*, 87 ov)
Thu, 30 Oct - day 2 - South Zone 1st innings 308/4 (KL Rahul 168*, Hanuma Vihari 38*, 69 ov)
Fri, 31 Oct - day 3 - Central Zone 2nd innings 214/4 (Robin Bist 26*, Mahesh Rawat 11*, 62 ov)
Sat, 01 Nov - day 4 - South Zone 2nd innings 184/1 (KL Rahul 121*, Baba Aparajith 30*, 44 ov)
Sun, 02 Nov - day 5 - South Zone 2nd innings 291 (88.4 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 132 balls (KL Rahul 49, GH Vihari 49, Ex 2)
  • GH Vihari: 50 off 69 balls (8 x 4)
  • South Zone: 350 runs in 79.5 overs (479 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: South Zone - 373/8 in 88.0 overs (S Gopal 7, PP Ojha 1)
  • Innings Break: South Zone - 379/10 in 90.3 overs (S Gopal 13)
  • Central Zone 2nd innings
  • Central Zone: 50 runs in 9.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 3
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (FY Fazal 23, Jalaj S Saxena 24, Ex 3)
  • Lunch: Central Zone - 68/0 in 12.0 overs (FY Fazal 28, Jalaj S Saxena 37)
  • Jalaj S Saxena: 50 off 64 balls (11 x 4)
  • Central Zone: 100 runs in 24.3 overs (147 balls), Extras 3
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 147 balls (FY Fazal 43, Jalaj S Saxena 56, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: Central Zone - 105/0 in 28.0 overs (FY Fazal 46, Jalaj S Saxena
  • 56)
  • FY Fazal: 50 off 105 balls (7 x 4)
  • Tea: Central Zone - 138/1 in 42.0 overs (FY Fazal 60, R Bist 0)
  • Central Zone: 150 runs in 43.6 overs (264 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: Central Zone - 195/2 in 57.0 overs (R Bist 18, NV Ojha 27)
  • Central Zone: 200 runs in 58.5 overs (353 balls), Extras 7
  • End Of Day: Central Zone - 214/4 in 62.0 overs (R Bist 26, M Rawat 11)
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
TossCentral Zone, elected to bat first
Series resultCentral Zone won the 2014/15 Duleep Trophy
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 16.30
Match days29,30,31 October 1,2 November 2014 - day (5-day match)
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