Duleep Trophy 2014-15 final: KL Rahul completes century

Nov 1, 2014

KL Rahul smashed his sixth first class century in the Duleep Trophy final played at Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday. He had earlier scored 185 in the first innings of the match.

South Zone were off to a strong start during their chase of the 301-run target, scoring 27 runs off the first five overs. While Uthappa was going steadily during the initial overs, Rahul went on the offensive from the word ‘go’, scoring one boundary after the other. When the umpires had called for Tea with South Zone scoring 62 runs for no loss at the end of 15 overs, Rahul had scored 43 of those runs.

Central Zone were earlier dismissed for 403 runs after 105.5 overs, with Robin Bist remaining unbeaten on 112 from 174 balls. They resumed on the fourth day from their overnight score of 214 for the loss of four wickets, with Bist and Mahesh Rawat walking to the crease. managed to move past the 400-run mark, which seemed unlikely at one point when Pragyan Ojha and Baba Aparajith struck in consecutive overs to reduce them to 260 for seven. The rescue act was carried out by Bist and no. eight batsman Ali Murtaza, who had earlier taken four wickets for 59 runs to cause a lower-order collapse during South’s first innings.

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