Thatscricket - News - North post impressive 398/7 against East
Published: Thursday, February 8, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
Bangalore: Brilliant centuries by Gaurav Gupta (105 not out) and Paras Dogra (110) helped North Zone to post an impressive 398 for seven against East Zone in the finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy under-16 on the opening day here, on Thursday. Put into bat, North Zone was helped by a disciplined knock of 55 by Abhinav Bali (55), Rahul Arora (39) and Deepak Soni (25). For East Zone, skipper Arshad Iqbal was the successful bowler with three for 84. Paras, who struck 16 boundaries in his 177-minute knock, put on 107 runs with Deepak Soni and later added 77 runs with Gaurav Gupta.A 101-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Gaurav Gupta and Abhinav Bali put North Zone in a commanding position. At stumps, captain Abhishek Sharma was on eight giving company to Gaurav Gupta, who has so far struck 13 boundaries.