DULEEP TROPHY

  • I have learnt a lot from AB de Villiers: Lokesh Rahul 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Batsman Lokesh Rahul is sure not making comparisons with his namesake, Rahul Dravid, seriously but the talented Karnataka opener is keen to emulate South African ODI captain AB de Villiers in style of play. "I would be proud if I can score as many runs as Rahul Dravid by...
  • MS Dhoni told me there's nothing 'lucky or unlucky': Pankaj Singh 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Pankaj Singh might not be best pacer that India has ever produced but no one can ever question the commitment of this lion-hearted bowler from Rajasthan. But if you speak to Pankaj about being distinctly unlucky during his debut Test match against England at Southampton, the lanky bowler will...
  • Lokesh Rahul's ton gives South Zone lead over Central Zone in Duleep Trophy final 2 hours 11 minutes ago

    Karnataka batsman Lokesh Rahul gave the selectors some food for thought before the upcoming Australia tour after the opener struck a classy century to give South Zone a vital first innings lead against Central Zone on Day 2 of the Duleep Trophy final on Thursday. Responding to Central's first innings score...
  • South Zone restrict Central Zone to 237/7 in Duleep Trophy final Yesterday

    New Delhi: South Zone bowlers dished out a decent show to restrict Central Zone to 237 for 7 in 87 overs on the first day of the Duleep Trophy final at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Wednesday. For Central, Robin Bist (79) steadied the ship with contributions from Faiz Fazal (49) and...
  • Dead rats, pigeon feathers leave Feroz Shah Kotla stadium press box in a mess Yesterday

    New Delhi: The press box at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Wednesday was found in an unbelievable mess with dead rats and feathers of dead pigeons lying around, just 18 days after an ODI was held at the venue. The media, which came to cover the Duleep Trophy final here,...
  • National selectors keep an eye on Duleep Trophy final Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian cricket team hopefuls, who are playing in the ongoing Duleep Trophy final here, saw reasons for extra motivation when two national selectors - Saba Karim and Vikram Rathour - arrived at the Ferozeshah Kotla to monitor the performance of the players on Wednesday. The South vs Central Zone...
  • Duleep Trophy Final: Talented Central zone take on South 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A talented Central Zone team led by Piyush Chawla is aiming to come out firing all cylinders when it squares off with an equally combative South Zone side in the final of the Duleep Trophy, starting here on Wednesday. While South Zone crushed East by an innings and 118...
  • Learnt from Dhoni, Virat to play game that suits me: Robin Uthappa 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Robin Uthappa has come out as a completely changed batsman this season and the Karnataka opener attributes his consistent scores on "staying true to his skills" just like India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli. "I believe that I have evolved as a batsman. I have learnt enough...
  • Duleep Trophy: Central Zone set up final against South 5 days ago

    Mohali: Central Zone proceeded to the Duleep Trophy final with a first innings lead over North Zone as the four-day semi-final ended in a draw at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday. Central will now face South Zone, who defeated East Zone Friday, in the five-day final beginning Oct 29...
  • Duleep Trophy: Gambhir hits ton, North Zone short of Central's first innings score 6 days ago

    Mohali: Skipper Gautam Gambhir's 37th first-class century might have made his case stronger for an India comeback but his knock could not help North Zone overhaul Central Zone's imposing first innings score on Day 3 of the four-day Duleep Trophy semi-final on Friday. Responding to Central's first innings score of 538,...
  • South Zone storm into Duleep Trophy final with crushing win over East 6 days ago

    Lahli: South Zone took just 40 minutes into the third morning to decimate East Zone by an innings and 118 runs en route their entry into Duleep Trophy final on Friday. East's second innings was terminated at 62 for nine with Wriddhiman Saha nursing a bruised thumb not coming out to...
  • Duleep Trophy: Stuart Binny wreaks havoc as South march towards crushing win 6 days ago

    Lahli: All-rounder Stuart Binny tormented the East Zone batsmen with his controlled swing bowling as they lost as many as 14 wickets with South Zone marching towards a comprehensive innings victory at the end of second day in the semi-final of the Duleep Trophy. Starting the day at 236 for nine...
  • Central Zone reign supreme after Naman Ojha double ton in Duleep Trophy semis 6 days ago

    Mohali: Wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha continued from where he left on the opening day to notch up his second double ton in first-class cricket this year to help Central Zone amass 538 on Day 2 of the four-day Duleep Trophy semi-final match against North Zone on Thursday. In reply, North ended Thursday...
  • Duleep Trophy: Saxena, Naman sent North Zone bowlers on a leatherhunt October 22, 2014

    Mohali: Central Zone's MP duo of Jalaj Saxena and wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha took full advantage of dropped catches sending an inexperienced North Zone attack to the cleaners as they posted 344 for three at stumps, on the first day of their Duleep Trophy semi-final, here on Wednesday. Opener Jalaj struck...
  • Duleep Trophy: Shukla rattles South Zone after fighting ton from Uthappa October 22, 2014

    Lahli: East Zone bowlers led by the seasoned Laxmi Ratan Shukla rattled South Zone in the final hour reducing them to 236 for nine despite Robin Uthappa scoring a well-crafted hundred on the first day of the Duleep Trophy semi-final here on Wednesday. South Zone were cruising along at 211 for...
  • Harbhajan to miss Duleep Trophy semi-final, Gambhir to captain North October 21, 2014

    Mohali: In a big setback for North Zone ahead of the Duleep Trophy semi-final against Central Zone, captain Harbhajan Singh has been forced to sit out due to viral fever as Gautam Gambhir will step in as the leader, here on Wednesday. Out-of-favour Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan, is heartbroken to sit out...
  • Upbeat East Zone take on South Zone in the Duleep Trophy semi-final October 21, 2014

    Lahli: After registering an impressive come-from-behind win in their quarter-final against West Zone, a supremely confident East Zone side will take on a last edition's joint champions South Zone in the Duleep Trophy semi-final on Wednesday. It will be East that will start as favourites against South after their crushing 102-run...
  • East Zone thrash West Zone by 102 runs to enter Duleep Trophy semis October 18, 2014

    Lahli, Haryana: Pacers Ashok Dinda and Basant Mohanty shared seven wickets between them as East Zone thrashed West Zone by 102 runs on the fourth and final day to enter the semi-finals of the Duleep Trophy, here on Saturday. If Dinda (3/40) ripped through the top order, Mohanty (4/44) took care...
  • Harbhajan Singh to lead North Zone team for the Duleep Trophy October 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was on Saturday named captain of North Zone team while dashing left-hander Gautam Gambhir will be the side's vice-captain for the Duleep Trophy campaign starting from October 22. The decision was taken at a meeting of North Zone Selection Committee held at PCA Cricket Stadium, Mohali, under...
  • Duleep Trophy: Saurabh Tiwary slams ton as East Zone set 238-run target for West October 18, 2014

    Lahli: Jharkhand left-hander Saurabh Tiwary notched up a well-made century as East Zone came up with a sporting declaration to hand a 238-run target for West Zone on the third day of the Duleep Trophy four-day quarterfinal on Friday. Saurabh's 109, laced with 9 fours and 3 sixes, helped East rise...
  • Tiwary's ton takes East Zone to 278 against West Zone in Duleep Trophy quarter-final October 15, 2014

    Lahli: Skipper Manoj Tiwary led from the front with an unbeaten century as East Zone managed to score 278 all out against West Zone on the opening day's play of the four-day Duleep Trophy quarter-final on Wednesday. Put into bat, East lost early wickets but Tiwary (100 not out) batted well...
  • Pujara to lead West Zone in Duleep Trophy quarter-final against East Zone October 14, 2014

    Cheteshwar Pujara would like to continue his good form during a short English county stint as he leads a formidable West Zone side against a gutsy East Zone in the quarter-final of the Duleep Trophy, which incidentally, will be India's domestic season-opener. Pujara, who scored a century and a 90 in...
  • Manoj Tiwary to lead East Zone in Duleep Trophy September 28, 2014

    Jamshedpur: Bengal middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary will lead the 15-member East Zone cricket team in the Duleep Trophy tournament scheduled from October 15 to 18 in Lahli, Haryana. Four players from Jharkhand, including southpaw Saurabh Tiwary, who has been named vice-captain, were part of the East Zone team, said Rajesh Verma,...
  • Restructured Duleep Trophy can help India in Test turnaround September 2, 2014

    Of all the formats, most teams would like to be at number one in Tests. No doubt there is pride and prestige attached to it. It is with such high ambition, Steve Waugh brought his all conquering side to India calling the tour the ultimate frontier, looking for a series win...
  • Gavaskar says club cricket is best form of cricket May 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Describing club cricket as the best form of cricket, legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said it teaches players the way to carry weaker member of a team. "Club cricket is the best form of cricket. It teaches one to be friends with your rivals even as you compete hard...
  • 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 postlunch inspection...
  • North Zone in final after spin of coin decides rainmarred semifinal October 14, 2013

    Kochi: A spin of coin sent the Harbhajan Singhled North Zone into the Duleep trophy final after their semifinal 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...