CENTRAL ZONE

  • Duleep Trophy: Gambhir hits ton, North Zone short of Central's first innings score 3 hours 7 minutes 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,...
  • Central Zone reign supreme after Naman Ojha double ton in Duleep Trophy semis 12 hours 43 minutes 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 2 days 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Yuvraj, Unmukt propel North Zone to Deodhar Trophy final March 11, 2013

    Guwahati: Half-centuries by senior pro Yuvraj Singh and the talented Unmukt Chand helped North Zone cruise to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Central Zone to enter the Deodhar Trophy final, here on Monday. North will meet the winner of the second semi-final between South Zone and West Zone scheduled to...
  • Duleep Trophy: East clinch 2nd successive title October 25, 2012

    Chennai: Bengal's leftarm spinner Iresh Saxena and parttime legbreak bowler Anustup Majumdar shared nine wickets between them as East Zone won their second successive Duleep Trophy title beating Central Zone by virtue of 43run 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...
  • East stutter at 64 for 3 on Day 1 against Central October 22, 2012

    Chennai: East Zone lost their top order batsmen after a cautious start, managing to reach 64 for 3 at stumps against Central Zone on the curtailed second day of the Duleep Trophy final here. After the first day's play was called off without a single delivery being bowled, 31.2 overs of...
  • Duleep Trophy: First day's play washed out October 21, 2012

    Chennai: Persistent rain has washed out the opening day's play of the Duleep Trophy final match between Central Zone and East Zone without a ball being bowled here on Sunday. The conditions were so bad that even the toss could not take place. The umpires, C Shamsuddin and Vineet Kulkarni,...
  • Central Zone wary of Ashok Dinda: Kaif October 20, 2012

    Chennai: Central Zone skipper Mohammad Kaif Saturday conceded that pacer Ashok Dinda will be the "biggest threat" for his team going into the Duleep trophy final against East Zone here Sunday. East Zone spearhead Dinda had claimed seven for 26 in their drawn match against South Zone in the semifinals last...
  • Duleep Trophy final: East Zone eye an encore October 20, 2012

    Chennai: Defending champions East Zone will seek to do an encore when they meet an upbeat Central Zone in Duleep Trophy final which is a virtual replay of last edition played in Indore. While Central will like to take revenge after being humiliated by an innings and 20 runs in the...
  • Bhuvneshwar's ton takes Central to Duleep final October 17, 2012

    Hyderabad: Bhuvneshwar Kumar played the innings of his firstclass career as Central Zone made it to the Duleep Trophy final for the second successive year as they beat North Zone by virtue of 18run first innings lead. Central Zone scored 469 in reply to North's 451 riding on an astonishing 127run...
  • Central and North battle for firstinnings lead October 16, 2012

    Hyderabad: Uttar Pradesh allrounder Bhuvaneshwar Kumar's gutsy century helped him script an unbelievable comeback for his side Central Zone as they are 10 runs shy of taking an allimportant lead against North Zone in the Duleep Trophy semifinal here on Tuesday. After North scored a commendable 451, the Central Zone riding...
  • Yuvraj pleased as punch after double ton October 15, 2012

    Yuvraj Singh scored a double hundred for North Zone against Central Zone in the ongoing Duleep Trophy semifinal on Monday. ...
  • Yuvraj double hundred puts North Zone in command October 15, 2012

    Hyderabad: Yuvraj Singh carried on from where he left on Sunday as he completed a welldeserved double century to put North in a comfortable position at stumps on the second day of their Duleep Trophy semifinal against Central Zone here on Monday. Undefeated on 133 overnight, Yuvraj scored a magnificent 208...
  • Doublecenturion Yuvraj 'just wanted to have fun' October 15, 2012

    Hyderabad: A lot of experts including former India captain Sourav Ganguly had questioned his early return to national team but Yuvraj Singh maintains that his double century in the Duleep Trophy match against Central Zone was not an answer to his critics. "I was not trying to prove any point to...
  • Duleep Trophy: Yuvraj slams century against Central October 14, 2012

    Hyderabad: Yuvraj Singh made a brilliant comeback into firstclass arena as he smashed an unbeaten century for North Zone against Central on the first day of a semifinal match in the Duleep Trophy here. At stumps, North were in commanding position having scored 346 for 4, riding on Yuvraj's superb unbeaten...
  • Yadav takes 1/35 as Central enter Deodhar SF March 16, 2012

    Mohali: Central Zone comfortably beat South Zone by four wickets to enter the semfinal of the Deodhar Trophy Zonal One Day championship. Opting to field, Central bowlers restricted South to 224 for nine in 50 overs on a batting friendly pitch at the PCA Stadium in Mohali and then surpassed the...
  • Interzonal Deodhar Trophy kicks off on Friday March 15, 2012

    The best cricket talent of the Indian domestic circuit will be on display when five teams battle it out in the interzonal Deodhar Trophy, starting with the quarterfinal between Central Zone and South Zone on Friday in Mohali. The winners of this match will meet North Zone, who are already...
  • East win maiden Duleep Trophy title February 14, 2012

    Indore: East Zone kept their date with history as they crushed Central Zone by an innings and 20 runs to win their maiden Duleep Trophy title in an emphatic manner on Tuesday. Enjoying a commanding firstinnings lead of 237, East Zone pace duo of Ashok Dinda (3/94) and Mohammed Shami Ahmed...
  • Wriddhiman puts East in driver's seat February 13, 2012

    Indore: 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 Trophy final on Monday. In reply to Central's meagre 133, East Zone scored 370, thereby managing a...
  • Dinda, Shami help East gain control February 12, 2012

    Indore: Bengal speedsters Ashok Dinda and Mohammed Shami Ahmed bowled at a brisk pace to shot Central Zone out for a paltry 133, on the first day of the Duleep Trophy final at the Holkar Stadium on Sunday. At stumps, East Zone were 88 for three still 46 shy of...
  • Spirited East take on Central in Duleep final February 11, 2012

    Indore: A confident East Zone side led by Nataraj Behera will be eyeing their maiden Duleep Trophy title when they take on fivetime champions Central Zone in the final to be played here, from Sunday. East Zone have had a good run in the two matches that they have played beating...
  • Duleep Trophy: Central Zone in command February 6, 2012

    Chennai: Central Zone took a firm grip on the Duleep Trophy semifinal against South Zone by stumps on the second day with an overall lead of 237 runs and nine wickets in hand. Resuming at their overnight score of 292 for eight, Central Zone's first innings ended at 293 and they...