Duleep Trophy 2022 Final : South Zone has taken the lead in the final match of Duleep Trophy 2022. On the second day of the title match, South Zone took a 48-run lead over West Zone. The West Zone team, led by Ajinkya Rahane, was reduced to 270 in the first innings on the second day. While captain Rahane returned to the pavilion after scoring just 8 runs, while batting at number six, Het Patel scored the highest 98 runs and Jaydev Unadkat, who came to the crease at number 10, remained unbeaten on 47 runs. Sai Kishore took the maximum five wickets for South Zone.
South Zone handled after initial setback
In response, South Zone also did not start well. He got his first blow for 31 runs in the form of Mayank Agarwal who got out after scoring just 9 runs. Although the captain Hanuma Vihari, who came after this, did spend time at the crease but he missed out on playing a big innings. Vihari scored 25 runs in 48 balls. Baba Inderjit, who came to bat at number four, changed the map of the match on seeing his aggressive innings.
South Zone surpasses Baba Inderjit’s century
Baba Inderjit’s century and Krishnappa Gautam’s 43 helped South Zone take a first innings lead over West Zone on the second day of the Duleep Trophy final. Inderjeet scored 118 runs in 125 balls.
Apart from them, Manish Pandey contributed 48 and Gautam contributed 43 runs in 55 balls. Inderjit shared a 61-run partnership with Hanuma Vihari (25). He completed his 13th first class century with the help of 14 fours. He added 105 runs for the fourth wicket with Pandey.
In reply to West Zone’s 270 in the first innings, South scored 318 for seven at stumps on the second day. At one point South Zone’s score was 243 for six but all-rounder Gautam and T Ravi Teja scored 26 runs and added 63 runs in just 16.2 overs for the seventh wicket.
Final match of five days
The final match is of five days, so this lead cannot be called enough as of now and only Teja is at the crease among the regular batsmen. R Sai Kishore is with him, who took five wickets for 86 runs in the bowling. In such a situation, West Zone will have a full chance to make a comeback in this match.