SOUTH ZONE

  • Didn't know selectors were present: Baba Aparajith November 29, 2014

    Mumbai: After starring in South Zone's comprehensive 116-run victory with plenty of overs to spare over Central Zone in the Deodhar Trophy quarter final here today, century-maker Baba Aparajith said he was not aware the national selectors were watching the game. "I got a hundred in my debut game of Deodhar...
  • Baba Aparajith ton helps South Zone whip Central to enter semis November 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Riding on Baba Aparajith's splendid century, South Zone crushed a hapless Central Zone by 116 runs with 13.3 overs to spare in the Deodhar Trophy quarter final at the Wankhede Stadium, here today. Aparajith, who batted at no.3, compiled a stroke-filled 105-ball 113 runs, laced with 2 sixes and eight...
  • South Zone face Central Zone in Deodhar opener November 28, 2014

    Mumbai: South Zone have a chance to avenge their loss to Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy final earlier this month when the two teams line up here tomorrow at the Wankhede Stadium in the quarter final of the five-day Deodhar Trophy limited overs tournament. South had lost to Central in...
  • Vijay Hazare: Mohammed Kaif shines as Andhra Pradesh thrash Hyderabad November 8, 2014

    Secunderabad: Former India batsman Mohammed Kaif scored 88 as minnows Andhra beat a much-fancied Hyderabad by seven wickets in a South Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Saturday. Batting first, Hyderabad were all out for 193 in 50 overs with Ashish Reddy scoring 43 while Stephen Veeraraghavulu picked...
  • Skipper Vinay Kumar rues poor batting by South Zone November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: South Zone skipper Vinay Kumar blamed his batsmen for the Duleep Trophy final defeat to Central Zone at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Sunday. With nine wickets in hand, South needed only 117 runs to win the final on the fifth and final day but Central bowlers triggered a dramatic...
  • 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...
  • Central Zone stun South Zone in thrilling Duleep Trophy final November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Central Zone spinners, led by captain Piyush Chawla, weaved magic on a helpful track to steer the team to the Duleep Trophy title with a thrilling nine-run triumph over South Zone on Sunday. Chasing a victory target of 301, South needed 117 runs on the final day with nine...
  • Duleep Trophy final: It was more challenging to bat in 2nd innings, says KL Rahul November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: KL Rahul refused to do a comparative analysis of the two centuries he scored in the Duleep Trophy final but admitted batting in the second innings was "more challenging with the pitch becoming slower". "The ball was not coming onto the bat as there was variable bounce. The odd...
  • Made amends for first innings’ miss: Robin Bist November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Central Zone batsman Robin Bist, who scored an unbeaten 112 to help the team set a 301-run target against South Zone on the fourth day of the Duleep Trophy cricket final at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Saturday, said that he made amends for missing a hundred in the...
  • Duleep Trophy: Lokesh Rahul hits another ton as South in firm control November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Opener K L Rahul continued his dream form as he blazed his way to a brilliant unbeaten 121 after a classy 185 in the first innings as South Zone looked in cruise control in pursuit of 301 against Central in the Duleep Trophy final, here on Saturday. At stumps,...
  • Duleep Trophy final: Exciting finish on cards as Central Zone make comeback October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: After two days of shoddy performance, Central Zone finally lifted their game on Friday to grab a crucial lead and ensure that the Duleep Trophy final against South Zone heads for an exciting finish with a couple of days still left. After Ali Murtaza and Piyush Chawla rattled the...
  • I have learnt a lot from AB de Villiers: Lokesh Rahul October 30, 2014

    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...
  • Lokesh Rahul's ton gives South Zone lead over Central Zone in Duleep Trophy final October 30, 2014

    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 October 29, 2014

    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...
  • National selectors keep an eye on Duleep Trophy final October 29, 2014

    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 October 28, 2014

    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 October 27, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...