Press Esc to close
Wednesday 05 August 2015
News updated at 11:56 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28.6°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

North Zone storm into semifinals

Chennai, Oct 9, 2012, PTI:

Innings lead spurs Dhawan & Co

North Zone advanced to the semifinals of the Duleep Trophy cricket tournament by virtue of their 320-run first innings lead as the inconsequential fourth and final day’s play ended with West Zone losing two wickets in their second essay here on Tuesday.

North’s qualification to the last-four stage was virtually sealed on the penultimate day itself, after pacer Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra grabbed seven wickets between them to shot out West for a mere 164 in their first innings.

North had amassed 484 all out in their first essay, with skipper and man of the match Shikhar Dhawan leading the way with a century, which vindicated his decision to bat first.

Dhawan declared their second innings at 208 for seven in 67 overs and West were 69 for two in 29 overs when the match was called off at the start of the mandatory overs. Dhawan made an impact in the second innings as well, scoring a half-century (50). Offspinner Kamlesh Makvana shone for West, finishing with a 10-wicket haul — five in each innings.

Resuming at an overnight score of 30 for no loss, North openers Rahul Devan and Dhawan played freely, making 78 runs for the first wicket, before the former edged to Parthiv Patel off Makvana. Devan made 45 off 104 alls.

Dhawan fell six overs later but not before playing another substantial knock.
Makvana teased Dhawan who missed the line of the ball to be stumped. His knock contained eight fours.

Faced with the impossible task of scoring 528 for a win in less than 50 overs, West lost openers Bhushan Chavan and Kustubh Pawar in their second innings.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Police stand at the site of a train derailment near Harda, Madhya Pradesh...

Police stand at the site of a train derailment near Harda, Madhya Pradesh...

Officials and members of the rescue operation stand in a carriage of a derailed train near Harda...

Officials and members of the rescue operation stand in a carriage of a derailed train near Harda...

Police and members of the rescue operation stand at the site of a train derailment near Harda...

Police and members of the rescue operation stand at the site of a train derailment near Harda...

Locals wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on River Ganga at Kalighat...

Locals wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on River Ganga at Kalighat...

Foreign tourists wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on Ganga river at Kalighat...

Foreign tourists wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on Ganga river at Kalighat...

Children sitting on the roof of a house in a flooded village at Satul in Murshidabad...

Children sitting on the roof of a house in a flooded village at Satul in Murshidabad...

Manish Malhotra with actress Aishwarya Rai on the ramp at the India Couture Week...

Manish Malhotra with actress Aishwarya Rai on the ramp at the India Couture Week...

Juhi Chawla at an interactive session on health hazards due to mobile radiations in Mumbai...

Juhi Chawla at an interactive session on health hazards due to mobile radiations in Mumbai...

Sania Mirza walks the ramp during a fashion show at India International Jewellery Week...

Sania Mirza walks the ramp during a fashion show at India International Jewellery Week...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bhopal on Monday to promote his upcoming film 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man'...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bhopal on Monday to promote his upcoming film 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man'...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523