Home > News >

Deodhar Trophy: Cheteshwar Pujara, Yusuf Pathan star in West Zone’s 42-run win against Central Zone

Cheteshwar-Pujara-of-India-walks-off-for-70-runs-during-day-2-of-the-2nd-Test-match-8
Cheteshwar Pujara scored a breezy half-century for West Zone © PTI

Visakhapatnam: Mar 25, 2014

Dhawal Kulkarni returned with a four-wicket haul after Cheteshwar Pujara and Yusuf Pathan hit twin half-centuries to guide West Zone to a 42-run victory over Central Zone in the second semi-final of the Deodhar Trophy.

Electing to bat after wining the toss, West Zone rode on Pujara (60) and Pathan’s (70) half centuries to post a competitive 233 for nine in their stipulated 50 overs at the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.

Defending the total, West Zone dismissed Central Zone for 191 in 44.3 overs to set up a summit clash against North Zone on 27th March 2014.

Chasing 234 to win, Central were 15 for two in four overs but Shalabh Shrivastava (65) took the onus on himself and kept his team in the hunt with a patient half-century. He had seven hits to fence during his 115-ball innings.

After Naman Ojha (9) and Mahesh Rawat (6) were dismissed cheaply, Kulkarni got rid off Shrivastava and Akshdeep Nath (0) in successive balls in the 36th over as Central slipped to 136 for six.

Karn Sharma (0) and skipper Piyush Chawla (41) too were sent packing in the next two overs before Ishwar Pandey (9) was dismissed by Arpit Vasavada four overs later as Central slumped to 161 for nine.

Umesh Yadav was the last batsman to be dismissed. He blasted four boundaries and two sixes during his 27-ball 30.

Earlier, Pujara and Pathan held the innings together for West Zone with individual fifties to set the base for the score.

Coming to the crease after the dismissal of Parthiv Patel (1), Pujara added 51 runs for the first wicket with opener Kedar Devdhar (32).

Once Devdhar was dismissed by Sharma in the 19th over, Pujara anchored the innings even as Ambati Rayudu (8) and Kedar Jadhav (12) left early at the other end.

Pujara was dismissed in the 36th over by Yadav with Anureet Singh taking the catch. After that it was Pathan, who scored most of the runs as he blasted nine boundaries and a six during his 57-ball innings.

Pathan ensured West Zone cross the 200-mark before falling in the 49th over to Chawla.

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Chittagong

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Colombo

More

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Sydney

Australia won by 2 wkts

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 87 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Melbourne

Australia won by 3 wkts

Photos

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Canberra

Videos

SL vs Eng: Buttler practices wicketkeeping in nets

Quinton de Kock’s century in vain as Australia register two wicket win over South Africa

Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque register second-highest opening partnership for Bangladesh in ODIs

ICC World Cup 2015: Australia in risk of overkill

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI at Chittagong: Bangladesh eye comfortable victory

India vs Australia 2014: How crucial are India’s practice games ahead of the first Test?

Australia Australia vs South Africa Australia vs South Africa 2014 Bangladesh India New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Australia 2014 South Africa vs Australia South Africa vs Australia 2014 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 2014

Solomon Mire gets his maiden ODI fifty

India vs Australia 2014: Sourav Ganguly feels 1st Test will have a huge bearing on tour

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI at Chittagong: Regis Chakabva and Solomon Mire steady Zimbabwe innings

India tour of Australia 2014-15: Virat Kohli says India well-equipped to deal with Mitchell Johnson

VVS Laxman backs Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara to come good in Australia

Saeed Ajmal: 99 per cent bowlers will fail 15 degree test

Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque register second-highest opening partnership for Bangladesh in ODIs

ICC World Cup 2015: Australia in risk of overkill

Is Dhawal Kulkarni a contender for India’s ICC World Cup 2015 squad?

World Cup 1992: Arjuna Ranatunga masterminds first ever 300-plus ODI chase

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

681 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli vs Australian cricketers

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Rithvik Dhanjani’s gives girlfriend Asha Negi tips and tricks for her stint in Khatron Ke Khiladi!

Aditya Chopra to cast Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif in his next!

How many calories do bananas have?

5 smart tricks to make your grocery shopping healthy

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here