Duleep Trophy

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  • Duleep Trophy: North and South declared joint winners October 21, 2013

    Kochi: With unrelenting bad weather playing spoilsport, North Zone and South Zone were declared joint winners of the Duleep Trophy this year after the fifth day's play of the final match was also called off without a ball being bowled on Monday. Only 10 overs - on the second day on...
  • Duleep Trophy final: Fourth day's play called off due to wet outfield October 20, 2013

    Kochi: Rain continued to play spoilsport in the Duleep Trophy final between North Zone and South Zone with the fourth and the regulation final day's play also called off due to a wet ground on Sunday. Umpires Sanjay Hazare and Suresh Shastri inspected the ground this morning and decided that it...
  • North Zone reduce South to 33 for 2 on a curtailed day two October 18, 2013

    Kochi: Only ten overs of play was possible on the second day of the Duleep Trophy final as North Zone enjoyed the upper hand reducing South Zone to 33 for two in the brief session post tea. South Zone opted to bat while North received a setback when India discard Gautam...
  • First day's play in Duleep Trophy final called off due to wet outfield October 17, 2013

    Kochi: The first day's proceedings of the Duleep Trophy final between North Zone and South Zone was called off without a ball being bowled due to heavy outfield which was not conducive for competitive cricket. Umpires Suresh Shastri and Sanjay Hazare decided to call off day's play after their post-lunch inspection...
  • North Zone in final after spin of coin decides rain-marred semi-final October 14, 2013

    Kochi: A spin of coin sent the Harbhajan Singh-led North Zone into the Duleep trophy final after their semi-final match against East Zone ended in a draw due to bad weather and soggy field conditions on the fifth and reserve day on Monday. With no first innings lead to look at...
  • Pragyan Ojha scalps six as South Zone enter Duleep Trophy final October 13, 2013

    Chennai: Test specialist Pragyan Ojha's deadly spell (6 for 48) of left-arm spin bowling enabled South Zone record a crushing innings and 38 runs victory over Central Zone to clinch a place in the Duleep Trophy final. South Zone, who had virtually sealed a final berth on the third day itself...
  • East Zone lose early wicket after North Zone post a massive 591 on Day 3 October 12, 2013

    Kochi: Ian Dev Singh posted a scintillating 145, while Rajat Paliwal and Nitin Saini also scored unbeaten centuries as North Zone amassed a mammoth 591 for 8 declared in their first innings against East Zone on the third day of the Duleep Trophy on Saturday. Dev, who came at the fall...
  • Mukund, Aparajith tons give South Zone upper hand October 12, 2013

    Chennai: Skipper Abhinav Mukund and Baba Aparajith smashed hundreds as South Zone took a firm grip of the Duleep trophy semi-final against Central Zone by reaching 479/9, which gave them a 258-run lead on the third and penultimate day of the match here Saturday. Resuming at overnight 137/2, Mukund (111) and...
  • Ton-up Unmukt Chand, Ian Dev shine for North Zone October 11, 2013

    Kochi: Young opener Unmukt Chand led the way with a patient century as North Zone posted a formidable 329 for two in their Duleep Trophy semi-final against East Zone here Friday. While the 20-year-old Chand made 116 off 230 balls, Ian Dev Singh was unfortunate to have missed his century...
  • South Zone on top against Central Zone in Duleep semis October 11, 2013

    Chennai: South Zone took a commanding position in the Duleep Trophy semi-final as they skittled out Central Zone for a mere 209 before reaching 137 for two in reply on the second day of the match, here Friday. Resuming at the overnight 123 for 5, Central Zone kept losing wickets at...
  • Duleep Trophy semis: Abhimanyu Mithun put South in command vs Central October 11, 2013

    Chennai: An incisive spell of seam bowling by Karnataka's Abhimanyu Mithun helped South Zone reduce Central Zone to 123 for 5 on a rain-curtailed first day of the Duleep Trophy semi-final on Thursday. Only 50.2 overs of play was possible on the day with Uttar Pradesh's beefy left-hander Mukul Dagar scoring...
  • Duleep Trophy semis: North Zone make cautious start against East October 11, 2013

    Kochi: North Zone openers Jiwanjot Singh and Unmukt Chand made a cautious start as they reached 33 for no loss against East Zone with only 17 overs of play possible on a rain-curtailed first day of the Duleep Trophy semi-final here on Thursday. North Zone skipper Harbhajan Singh opted to bat...
  • Harbhajan gears up for 'long spell' against East Zone in Duleep semis October 9, 2013

    Kochi: Fresh from his exploits that helped Mumbai Indians clinch the Champions League Twenty20, Harbhajan Singh is confident of carrying his good form into the longer format as he leads North Zone against defending champions East Zone in Duleep Trophy semi-final, starting here Thursday. "Obviously, you need to make some adjustments...
  • South Zone takes on Central Zone in Duleep Trophy October 9, 2013

    Chennai: After notching up a massive win over West Zone last week, South Zone will look for an encore when they clash with last year's finalists, Central Zone in the second semifinal of the Duleep Trophy here Wednesday. The four-day tie promises to be an intriguing contest involving two skippers...
  • South beat Central by 1st innings lead in Duleep Trophy October 6, 2013

    Chennai: Former champions South Zone progressed to the semifinal of the Duleep Trophy cricket tournament by pipping West Zone by virtue of a 313-run first innings lead after their four-day quarterfinal match ended in a draw here Sunday. South Zone will now play Central Zone in the last four game here...
  • South Zone put one foot in semis of Duleep Trophy October 5, 2013

    Chennai: Former champions South Zone have virtually qualified for semi-finals after reducing West Zone to 156 for 6 in on the penultimate day of their four-day Duleep Trophy match here Saturday. South captain Vinay Kumar declared their innings at 600 for nine in 171.1 overs. Overnight batsman Malolan Rangarajan remained unbeaten...
  • Duleep Trophy: Aparajith, Pandey hit double tons to give South control October 5, 2013

    Chennai: Double centuries by in-form Baba Aprajith and Manish Pandey helped South Zone amass 553 for 7 against West Zone on the second day of their four-day quarter-final match of the Duleep Trophy here on Friday. Aprajith (212) and Pandey (213) added 330 runs in 84.1 overs for the fourth and...
  • Duleep Trophy: Aparajith, Pandey prop up South Zone on Day 1 October 3, 2013

    Chennai: Responsible batting by young Tamil Nadu allrounder Baba Aparajith and Karnataka batsmen Manish Pandey guided South Zone to 213 for 3 at stumps on the first day of their Duleep Trophy quarter-final match against West Zone at the Chepauk on Thursday. Due to inclement weather, only 54 overs of play...
  • South Zone take on West in Duleep Trophy quarters October 3, 2013

    Chennai: South Zone have their nose slightly ahead as they kick off the Duleep Trophy campaign against West Zone who are missing quite a few key players due to their commitments to the India A squad and the franchise competing in the Champions League Twenty20. West Zone will be without Rohit...
  • Duleep Trophy semi-finals to be held in Kochi September 27, 2013

    Kochi: The semi-finals and final of Duleep Trophy cricket tournament will be held here next month, Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) officials said on Friday. "It's expected that hosting of Duleep Trophy matches will accelerate the decision for making Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium a Test venue too," KCA President TC Mathew told...
  • Wasim Jaffer to lead West Zone in Duleep Trophy, Yusuf named deputy September 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran Mumbai batsman Wasim Jaffer was Tuesday named captain of the West Zone squad for the upcoming Duleep Trophy tournament. Baroda all-rounder Yusuf Pathan will be Jaffer's deputy in a 15-member squad that has talented Gujarat batsman Manprit Juneja, who recently struck a brilliant 193 against New Zealand A in...
  • Three Kerala players in Duleep trophy south zone team September 23, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala's fast bowler Sandeep Warrier, all-rounder Rohen Prem and left-arm spinner C P Shahid have found a place in the Duleep Trophy South Zone team. The matches are scheduled to commence on October 3 at Chennai and the semi finals and finals would be held here, a Kerala Cricket Association...
  • Kerala to host Duleep Trophy semi-finals, finals July 13, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala will for the first time host the finals of the All India Duleep trophy at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here from October 17 to 21. The semi-finals will be held here from October 10-13. The decision in this regard was taken at the South Zone fixture committee meeting held...
  • Challenger Trophy to kick off 2013-14 domestic season July 8, 2013

    Mumbai: The three-team NKP Salve Challenger Trophy 50-over tournament will kick off the upcoming domestic season on September 26 with domestic one-day champions Delhi taking on India A. The final of the tournament, in which India B is the third competing team, is scheduled for September 29 at a venue which...
  • East Zone captain Behra praised Dinda October 26, 2012

    Kolkata: Natraj Behera, who led East Zone to the Duleep Trophy title, on Friday, credited Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda's seven-wicket haul in their semifinal against South as the turning point of their triumph in tournament. East Zone was adjudged the Duleep Trophy champions on basis of their first innings...
  • Iresh Saxena basks in Duleep Trophy success October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Iresh Saxena, one half of the East Zone spin pair that delivered victory in the Duleep Trophy final (by virtue of a 43-run first-innings lead) in a rain-hit final in Chennai on Thursday, has credited a healthy team environment for his success. The left-arm spinner took five wickets...
  • Duleep Trophy: East clinch 2nd successive title October 25, 2012

    Chennai: Bengal's left-arm spinner Iresh Saxena and part-time leg-break bowler Anustup Majumdar shared nine wickets between them as East Zone won their second successive Duleep Trophy title beating Central Zone by virtue of 43-run first innings lead. In reply to East Zone's first innings score of 232, almost all the Central...
  • Tanmay keeps Central Zone's hopes alive October 24, 2012

    Chennai: Opener Tanmay Srivastava kept Central Zone's hopes of Duleep Trophy title alive with a patient 46 not out as his side ended the fourth day of the summit clash against East Zone at 74 for 2 in their first innings here on Wednesday. Srivastava had already consumed 126 balls in...
  • Jaggi's century takes East to 232 in 1st innings October 23, 2012

    Chennai: Jharkhand batsman Ishank Jaggi scored a gutsy century to bail his team out of a precarious situation as East Zone finished their first innings at a respectable 232 against Central Zone on the third day of Duleep Trophy final. At stumps, Central were 12 for no loss after two overs...