West beat North for Deodhar title

  • PTI, Guwahati
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  • Updated: Mar 13, 2013 23:16 IST

A professional batting performance by West Zone helped them clinch the Deodhar Trophy as they cruised to a comfortable five-wicket victory over North Zone in the final in Guwahati on Wednesday.

Put into bat, North Zone made a commendable 289 for eight in 50 overs courtesy Unmukt Chand's scratchy 88 and Yuvraj Singh's useful 67.

In reply, Ambati Rayudu anchored the chase with a well-made unbeaten 78 as West successfully reached the target in 48.2 overs.

It was skipper Parthiv Patel, who started the chase in right earnest hitting 52-ball-58 while Kedar Jadhav with a punishing knock of 57 off only 43 deliveries also played his part to perfection.

Young Manprit Juneja (56) also hit a half century as a collective effort by the batsmen helped them win despite poor bowling and fielding.

Brief scores: North 289/8 (Chand 88, Yuvraj 67) lost to West 293/5 in 48.2 overs (Rayudu 78no, Patel 58, Jadhav 57, Juneja 56) by 5 wkts.


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