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Duleep Trophy ultimate, Day 1: Het Patel’s unbeaten 96 guides West Zone to 250 for 8 after Sai picks 3-wicket haul

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Wicket-keeper Het Patel performed a heroic knock to assist West Zone get better from a batting collapse on Day 1 of the Duleep Trophy ultimate.

Duleep Trophy ultimate, Day 1: Het Patel’s unbeaten 96 guides West Zone to 250 for 8 (BCCI Photo)

HIGHLIGHTSSouth Zone restricted West Zone to 250 for 8 on the opening dayHet Patel (96 batting) helped West get better from a precarious 167 for 8India stars Ajinkya Rahane and Shreyas Iyer failed with the bat

Wicket-keeper Het Patel joined fingers with Jaydev Unadkat for an unbeaten 83-run ninth wicket stand to script West Zone’s restoration after a batting collapse on Day 1 of the Duleep Trophy ultimate towards South Zone.

After South Zone’s Cheepurapalli Stephen, Basil Thampi uprooted the top-order batters, and Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore ran by way of West Zone’s prime and middle-order, Patel performed a gutsy 96-run knock to assist his workforce end at 250/8 at stumps on Day 1. Unadkat (39*) additionally prolonged his keep within the center.

After deciding to bat, West Zone, led by Ajinkya Rahane, misplaced their prime three, together with him, for simply 16 runs. A 48-run stand between Sarfaraz Khan and Shreyas Iyer helped to calm the ship. Sai Kishore shortly uprooted the pair, although. WZ had been had been lowered to 101/6 when Patel and Atit Sheth contributed 63 runs. Then Patel led WZ and Unadkat previous 200.

In the morning, Hanuma Vihari received the toss and wished to make first use of no matter little assist the situations may supply. The Andhra left-arm seamer Stephen answered his captain’s name as Jaiswal was left poking outdoors the off-stump and caught by keeper Ricky Bhui.

Rahane began with a boundary however previous habits got here to hang-out him as Ravi Teja snapped one within the slip cordon when Kerala speedster Thampi bought him to edge one behind the stumps. For right-hander Panchal, Stephen’s supply straightened a contact after pitching and had the India A captain plumb infront of the stumps.

Once it was 16 for 3, the Mumbai pair of Sarfaraz and Iyer got here collectively and appeared like resurrecting the innings with a 48-run stand. While Sarfaraz held one find yourself, Iyer performed his strokes, which included 4 boundaries and a six.

It was Sai Kishore, who had Iyer caught by Indrajith simply when the batter appeared set and in an similar method, bought Sarfaraz when his 117-ball vigil ended. The Tamil Nadu left-arm spinner then rocked West along with his third scalp as left-hander Mulani was trapped by a supply that turned again a shade into him.

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