DULEEP TROPHY

  • Duleep Trophy: Saxena, Naman sent North Zone bowlers on a leatherhunt 23 hours 48 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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 leftarm 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 semifinal against Central Zone by reaching 479/9, which gave them a 258run lead on the third and penultimate day of the match here Saturday. Resuming at overnight 137/2, Mukund (111) and...
  • Tonup 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 semifinal against East Zone here Friday. While the 20yearold 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 semifinal 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 raincurtailed first day of the Duleep Trophy semifinal on Thursday. Only 50.2 overs of play was possible on the day with Uttar Pradesh's beefy lefthander 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 raincurtailed first day of the Duleep Trophy semifinal 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 semifinal, 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 fourday 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 313run first innings lead after their fourday 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 semifinals after reducing West Zone to 156 for 6 in on the penultimate day of their fourday 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 inform Baba Aprajith and Manish Pandey helped South Zone amass 553 for 7 against West Zone on the second day of their fourday quarterfinal 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 quarterfinal match against West Zone at the Chepauk on Thursday. Due to inclement weather, only 54 overs of play...