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North Zone rout South Zone

January 28, 2008 18:20 IST

North Zone routed South Zone by eight wickets on the third day of their Duleep Trophy match at the Sardar Patel Gujarat stadium at Motera on Monday.

Given the target of 70 run in their second innings, North Zone batsmen achieved it in 18.3 overs losing two wickets in the process. The low scoring four-day game was over on the third day itself with North Zone bagging five points.

North Zone's K Goyal scored 23 runs and 17 extras given by the South Zone bowlers helped the former reach the target. 

Earlier, North Zone bowlers bundled out the South Zone for 211 runs in the second innings. North Zone had a lead of 142 runs after the end of the first innings.

South Zone batsmen, starting from their overnight score of 95 for two wickets could not hold the ground against the North bowlers as they failed to make substantial partnerships.

AS Asnodkar was top South scorer with (37) while D Kalyankrishna scored 31 and remained not out.

South Zone's VST Naidu who had hurt his arm on Sunday did not come to bat and was declared retire hurt.

South Zone was bowled out for 157 runs in their first innings.

For the North Zone, A Misra claimed four wickets, while VS Malik and R Bhatia claimed two wickets each.

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