North ride on Sharma's brilliance

Paceman scripts innings victory against East

North ride on Sharma's brilliance

On day three of the four-day clash at the Chinnaswamy stadium on Wednesday, East resumed at their overnight 133 for five, needing a further 90 to make North bat a second time after conceding a whopping 223-run first-innings deficit, and crumbed to 188 all out as Sandeep took five for 56 to go with first-innings figures of four for 18. Support for him came from Sunny Sherawat, who picked up four for 57.

Weather permitting, a close finish is on the cards at the JIRS ground on Thursday’s final day in the game between ZCA South and All India Universities U-19. A Srinivas’ spell of six for 49 helped South snatch a slender seven-run on the first innings as AIU were dismissed for 268, chasing Zouth’s 275 all out. By stumps, despite an unbeaten 100 by KL Rahul, South had subsided to 167 for nine in their second essay, Shaurya picking up four for 39. South lead by 174 with one wicket standing.

Brief scores: At Chinnaswamy stadium: ZCA North: 289 all out in 92.2 overs bt ZCA East: 66 all out in 26 overs and 188 all out in 58.3 overs (M Kalsi 39, Govind Poddar 39, Abhishek Das 36; Sandeep Sharma 5-56, Sunny Sherawat 4-57). At RWF ground: ZCA Central: 228 all out in 70.4 overs and 307/7 decl in 86 overs (Ankit Lamba 146 n.o., Ashok Menaria 121, Harpreet Singh 59 ; Kunal Chauhan 3-59) vs President’s XI: 79 all out in 39 overs and 173/6 in 77 overs (Nilkanth Parab 48, Akash Verma 42; Md Khaled 3-57). At IAF ground: ZCA West: 248 all out in 100.4 overs and 250/8 decl in 55.5 overs (Gaurav Jathar 95, Avi Barot 94; Akhil Lamba 2-41, Aakarshit Gomel 2-8, Gurkirat Singh 2-74) bt Combined U-16: 140 all out in 54.5 overs and 57 all out in 20.1 overs (Harshal Patel 4-12, Harmeet Singh 3-15). At JIRS ground: ZCA South: 275 all out in 88.5 overs and 167/9 in 64 overs (KL Rahul 100 n.o.; Shaurya 4-39) vs AIU: 268 all out in 108.5 overs (Danny Prince 75, Ajmer Singh 52, Surajit Banerjee 45, Rahul Yadav 37; A Srinivas 6-49, Philip Joseph 2-59).

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