Duleep Trophy 2013: Rain hampers first day's play between North Zone and East

Only 17 overs of play was possible on Day One © Getty Images (Representation photo)

Kochi: Oct 10, 2013

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 rain-curtailed first day of the Duleep Trophy semi-final.

North Zone skipper Harbhajan Singh opted to bat after winning the toss and both Jiwanjot (18 batting, 60 balls, 3×4) and Chand (12 batting, 43 balls, 2×4) were cautious as they played out the new ball bowlers Ashoke Dinda and Basant Mohanty taking minimum risks.

Although there wasn’t much of a downpour on the day but umpires couldn’t start the game as the outfield of the Nehru Stadium remained wet as a result of which, 73 overs were lost on the day.

Brief scores:

North Zone 33 for 0 in 17 overs (Jiwanjit Singh 18*, Unmukt Chand 12*) vs East Zone.