Yashasvi Jaiswal is in great form
West Zone tightens its grip on South Zone
Yashasvi Jaiswal is unbeaten on 209
Coimbatore. Young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal scored an unbeaten double century as West Zone scored 376 for three in the second innings against South Zone on the third day of the five-day match of the Duleep Trophy final on Friday. did it. Jaiswal hit 23 fours and three sixes in his unbeaten innings of 244 balls. After trailing by 57 runs in the first innings due to his scintillating batting, West Zone made a spectacular comeback to take a 319-run lead at the end of the day’s play with seven wickets remaining.
During this, Jaisawal strengthened the team by making an unbroken partnership of 169 with Shreyas Iyer (71) for the third wicket and 58 runs with Sarfaraz Khan (30 not out) for the fourth wicket. Earlier, South Zone started the day with 318 runs for seven wickets but with only nine runs in it, the entire innings of the team was reduced.
Jaiswal makes a positive start
Jaiswal, who scored just one run in the first innings, started on a positive note in the second innings with quick runs against fast bowlers Basil Thampi and CV Stephen. He shared a 110-run partnership for the first wicket with Priyank Panchal (40) at the rate of five runs per over.
West Zone captain Hanuma Vihari delayed the introduction of Sai Kishore (2 for 100), who was in fine form, into the attack. Sai Kishore, however, made Panchal walk as soon as he took charge with the ball. After this, Krishnappa Gautam (1 for 139) took the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane (15). Captaincy Rahane once again disappointed with the bat.
West Zone can win on the basis of lead
Jaiswal and Iyer then took advantage of the easier batting conditions to score runs against the spinners. Iyer hit four fours and two sixes in his 113-ball innings. West Zone will try to declare the innings by batting in one more session later in the day once conditions become easier for batting so that its bowlers have five sessions to take 10 wickets for South Zone. South Zone will have to draw at least this match to win the title. The team can win the title by chasing the target or on the basis of the lead in the first innings.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 23, 2022, 20:05 IST