Report: Duleep Trophy - EZ vs NZ, Day 5
There was no play possible on the fifth day of the Duleep Trophy match between East Zone and North Zone. While the match was extended into the reserve – fifth – day, rain continued to play spoilsport at the Nehru Stadium in Kochi. Hence, the match ended in a draw.
As a result, the finalist was decided on basis of the spin of a coin. North Zone skipper Harbhajan Singh won the toss, and therefore, his team will now play against South Zone in the title clash from October 17 to October 21 in Kochi.
At the end of Day 5: No Play
At the end of Day 4: No play
At the end of Day 3: North Zone 1st innings 591/8 decl. (R Paliwal 106*, N Saini 101*, S Gupta 4/108); East Zone 1st innings 32/1 in 14 overs (R Nemat 13*, S Gupta 5*)
At the end of Day 2: North Zone 1st innings 329/2 in 112 overs (U Chand 116, ID Singh 95, R Paliwal 41*, M Singh 40*)
At the end of Day 1: North Zone 1st innings 33/0 in 17 overs (J Singh 18*, U Chand 12*)