Saha ton keeps Central at bay

Saha ton keeps Central at bay

Wriddhiman Saha carried his rich vein of form and struck a fantastic 170 to put East Zone in a commanding position against Central Zone at stumps, on the second day of their Duleep Trphy final here on Monday.

In reply to Central’s meagre 133, East Zone scored 370, thereby managing a sizeable lead of 237 runs. Central, in reply, were 48 for no loss in the second innings —- still needing 189 runs to avoid innings defeat.

The hero at the Holkar Stadium was undoubtedly Saha whose innings was a blend of caution and aggression. His 245-ball knock contained 25 boundaries and a pulled six off leg-spinner Piyush Chawla that helped him reach the three-figure mark.