Thatscricket- Cricket News -South off to poor start, North decl at 708

Published: Friday, January 5, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Vijayawada: South Zone were off to a disastrous start losing openers S Sriram (11) and Sadagopan Ramesh (8) with just 41 runs on board, in reply to defending champions North Zone's mammoth first innings total of 708 for eight declared, on the second day of the four-day Duleep Trophy league tie on Friday.South zone, after a being on the field for 652 minutes, were left with 50 minutes of batting time, after North zone resuming at 336 for three amassed the tall score before declaring their innings.South Zone first lost Ramesh who was caught behind by stand-in wicket-keeper Vikram Rathore mis-timing a hook off medium pacer Sudhakar Ghag. Rathore had to keep wickets as Vijay Dahiya did not take the field due to a stiff neck.South zone received another jolt, on the last ball of the day, when Sriram attempted a glance off the other medium pacer Surinder Singh, only to pop a catch to Rathore.UNI

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