South Zone in trouble against Central Zone in Duleep trophy

Published: Saturday, October 29, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Surat:South Zone were 158 for the loss of five wickets in the second innings after following on the third day of the four-day Duleep Trophy match against Central Zone played at Lalbhai Contractor stadium here today.

Asked to bat again after facing a deficit of 213 runs over Central's first innings score of 478, South lost wickets at regular intervals in the second essay.

Only experienced S Sriram played a defensive game and was unbeaten on 94, which included 10 boundaries, along with Sreekumar Nair (0) when the stumps were drawn for the day.

Earlier, resuming at their overnight score of 127 for three in first innings, South were all out for 265 in 76.3 overs with wicketkeeper Dinesh Kaarthick being the top scorer after making 51 (7x4, 1x6).

For Central, Piyush Chawla took three wickets for 62 runs while Harvinder Singh and skipper Sanjay Bangar also chipped in with two wickets each.

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