Dravid~~s century in vain as East clinch victory

Published: Saturday, March 15, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Hyderabad: East Zone won against South Zone by 23 runs in the second match of the Deodhar Trophy at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here today.

The East Zone secured four points from this match.

Electing to bat, the East Zone scored 274 for five in 50 overs, with Saurabh Tiwary, who scored 73 and Shukla 72. Vinay Kumar of South Zone claimed three wickets for 69 runs.

South Zone were all out for 251 in 48.3 overs with Rahul Dravid hitting 139 runs in 138 balls. D S Goswami of East Zone claimed three wickets for 42 while Bose took two wickets for forty runs.

Rahul Dravid took South Zone close to their target of 275 with a fluent 138-ball 139, despite suffering cramps, but East Zone regrouped well during the death overs to cut them off when it really mattered.

Score Board East Zone 274 for 5 (Saurabh Tiwary 73, Shukla 72) beat South Zone 252 (Dravid 139) by 23 runs


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