Duleep: Lanka ~~A~~ bundle out West Zone for 149

Published: Saturday, October 28, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Cuttack :The star studded West Zone batting line up fell like nine pins to the pace and spin combination of Sri Lanka A and were bundled out for 149 conceding a first innings lead of 176 runs in the Duleep Trophy cricket match played at the Barbati stadium here today.

West Zone began disastrously losing opener and former Indian batsman Wasim Zafar for a duck while his opening partner Dhiraj Yadav also fell for 1 to the Sri Lankan opening bowlers A Ganegama and Dhamika Prasad.

The west Zone were reeling at 21 for 4 before Amul Mazumdar put up some resistance at one end. Ganegema had a brilliant opening spell claiming four wickets for 47 runs before spinner Upul Chandana took over to claim 3 for 23 runs.

Mazumdar with six hits to the fence look solid while former Indian wicket keeper Parthiv Patel played a breezy knock up 38 with four hits to the fence. Ravindra Jadeja was the only other batsman from West Zone to reach double figure scoring 16 runs.

The Sri Lankan consolidating on their first innings lead of 176 runs scored freely in their second knock and were 83 for 1 at close of the play.

Mahella Udatte returned to the pavilion at 10 while Michael Vendort and M Warnapura remained not out with 38 and 34 runs respectively.

Brief Scores:

Sri Lanka Ist innings 325 all out Vs West Zone Ist innings 149 all out ( Amol Muzumdar 51, Parthiv Patel 38; A Ganegama 4 for 47, Upul Chandana 3 for 23, Dhammika Prasada 2 for 24)


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