EAST ZONE

  • East Zone defeat West by 24 runs to regain Deodhar title December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: East Zone put up a sterling allround display to defeat West Zone by 24 runs in a keenly contested day-night final of the Deodhar Trophy, regaining the limited-over inter zonal title after a gap of ten seasons. East rode on crucial half century knocks from one-down Virat Singh (54), captain...
  • West hold upper hand over East in Deodhar final December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Defending champions and hosts West Zone will have a clear edge over strong challengers, East Zone when the two teams meet in the day/night final of the Deodhar Trophy inter-zonal limited over competition at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday. Even though East have scripted a more comfortable victory over...
  • Manoj Tiwary takes East Zone to Deodhar Trophy final November 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Skipper Manoj Tiwary continued his blazing form in domestic competitions with a magnificent 151 that powered East Zone to a comfortable 52-run win over North in the Deodhar Trophy semi-final on Sunday. Courtesy Manoj's career-best one day knock that came off only 121 balls, East scored 273 for eight in...
  • Gritty East Zone take on formidable North in Deodhar semis November 29, 2014

    Mumbai: A depleted East Zone squad led by Manoj Tiwary will take on a much-fancied North Zone side captained by Harbhajan Singh in the semi-final of the Deodhar Trophy on Saturday. On paper, North certainly are the favorites with bulk of the team comprising of Punjab players, who recently finished runners-up...
  • Assam beat Tripura by 7 wickets as opener Parvez Aziz shines November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Opener Parvez Aziz scored 72 as Assam notched up a comfortable seven-wicket win over minnows Tripura in an East Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Friday. Put into bat, Tripura managed a meagre 160 in 46.3 overs with Nirupam Sen Chowdhury scoring 50 and Yogesh Takawale chipping...
  • Shreevats Goswami, Veer Pratap shine as Bengal beat Odisha by 25 runs November 7, 2014

    Kalyani: Pint-sized opener Shreevats Goswami and new ball bowler Veer Pratap Singh produced impressive performances as Bengal comfortably beat Odisha by 25 runs to kick-start their campaign in the East Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Former India U-19 wicketkeeper-batsman Goswami anchored the Bengal innings as his unbeaten 110 took...
  • It was a memorable win in my 100th first-class game: Piyush Chawla November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Duleep Trophy final was Central Zone skipper Piyush Chawla's 100th first-class match and the thrilling nine-run win was termed by the UP leg-spinner as one of the "most memorable wins" in his career. "At the age of 26 (25 years 313 days), I have completed 100 first-class matches...
  • Bedi meets Pragyan Ojha, terms wearing half sleeves 'brave move' November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Under scanner left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha on Sunday found a surprise visitor in legendary Bishan Singh Bedi, who dropped in at the Feroz Shah Kotla on the final day of the Duleep Trophy final to have an interactive session with him and three others. Former left-arm spinner Bedi spoke...
  • South Zone storm into Duleep Trophy final with crushing win over East October 24, 2014

    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 October 24, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Aparajith ton takes South Zone into Deodhar semis March 10, 2013

    Guwahati: Young Baba Aparajith scored his maiden century in limited-overs cricket as South Zone beat East by 11 runs in the Deodhar Trophy quarter-final here on Sunday. South will now take on West Zone in the second semi-final slated on Tuesday. Opting to bat at the Nehru Stadium in Guwahati, South...
  • South face East in Deodhar Trophy opener in Guwahati March 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The 2012-13 edition of the Prof DB Deodhar Trophy will kick start at the Nehru Stadium in Guwahati tomorrow with South Zone taking on East Zone in the only quarter-final of the limited-overs tournament. The first semi-final of the event will be played between Central Zone and North...
  • Karthik to lead South Zone in Deodhar Trophy quarters March 5, 2013

    Bangalore: Tamil Nadu's Dinesh Karthik will lead a 15-member South Zone squad in their quarter-final match against East Zone in the Deodhar Trophy in Guwahati on Sunday. R Vinay Kumar of Karnataka has been named the vice-captain. Six players from Karnataka, including Robin Uthappa and Abhimanyu Mithun, have been included in the...
  • Former East Zone pacer Sekhar Sinha passes away January 4, 2013

    Patna: Former East Zone fast bowler Sekhar Sinha has died of cancer at a hospital in Mumbai, family sources said on Friday. Sinha, who had claimed 115 wickets in first class cricket playing in Ranji for undivided Bihar, breathed his last at a private hospital last night. He was 60. He made...
  • 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 sevenwicket 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 26, 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 43run firstinnings lead) in a rainhit final in Chennai on Thursday, has credited a healthy team environment for his success. The leftarm spinner took five wickets...
  • 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...