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Yuvraj Singh of North Zone fell short of his half-century after being bowled by Kuldeep yadav for 42 © Getty Images (File Photo)

Oct 24, 2014

 

Stumps Day 3. So, that’s the end of North Zone for the first innings. They have bundled for 457 and Central Zone have the lead of 81 runs in the second innings. however, despite of having sufficient time to start the second innings for Central Zone, the play cannot be resumed as bad light has taken a toll as the umpires call it a day.

 

 


 

North Zone lose another wickwt, however they still trail by 149 runs. Rishi Dhawan is the last man to depart after scoring just seven. NSaini is still on the crease as he nears his laf-century and currently being on 45 alongwith Parvez Rasool.
R Dhawan 7

 

 


 

Two quick wickets go down for theNorth Zone as their star player so far, Gautam Gambhir has been dismissed for 167 after handing a ctach to Ghosh off Ishwar Pandey, while Mandeep singh departed for 74 after being caught by Naman Ojha off Pankaj Singh.
G Gambhir 167 (c Ghosh b I Pandey), M Singh 74 (c Naman b Pankaj)

 

 

 


 

 

The 300 is up for North Zone as both batsmen, Gautam Gambhir and Mandeep Singh steer the North Zone’s batting innings towards the total of 536, scored by the Central Zone. Gambhir gets to his 150 and is batting on 152, while Mandeep brings-up his half-century and is unbeaten on 54.

 

 

 


 

 

North Zone playing a steady innings on Day 3 of the second semi-final at Mohali in reply to Cental Zone’s 536. Yuvraj is the only batsman dismissed today for 47 off Kuldeep Yadav. Gambhir batting comfortably on 141 alongwith Mandeep Singh, who’s on 42.
Y Singh 47 (b Kuldeep)

 

 

 

 


 

Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Two of the Duleep Trophy semi-final between North Zone and Central Zone at Mohali. According to PTI, Wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha continued from where he left on the opening day to notch up his second double ton in First-Class cricket this year to help Central Zone amass 538.

In reply, North ended Thursday on 130 for two with skipper Gautam Gambhir on 68 and Yuvraj Singh on 25 battling it out. But the day belonged to Ojha, who started on his overnight score of 122 to smash 217 runs, his second-highest First-Class score after his unbeaten 219 against Australia A in July.

Madhya Pradesh batsman Ojha, who has played a One-Day International (ODI) for India, struck 23 boundaries and three sixes in his seven-hour and eight minutes stay at the crease to give the North bowlers a hard time. In his last four First-Class innings, Ojha, aged 31, has accumulated an astounding 647 runs, improving his over-all average to around 43.

Squads:

North Zone: Gautam Gambhir(c), Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Jiwanjot Singh, Mandeep Singh, Rajat Paliwal, Harshal Patel, Rishi Dhawan, Parvez Rasool, Yuzvendra Chahal, Samiullah Beigh, Parvinder Awana, Nitin Saini(wk), Gurkeerat Mann.

Central Zone: Piyush Chawla(c), Naman Ojha (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Karn Sharma, Robin Bist, Ashok Menaria, Pankaj Singh, Amit Mishra, Ishwar Pandey, Faiz Fazal, Shalabh Shrivastava, Jalaj Saxena, Mahesh Rawat(wk), Arindam Ghosh.