Cricket: Duleep Trophy: Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer flop on Day 1 as West Zone stutter to 250/8 vs South Zone

Ajinkya Rahane, who prior scored a twofold ton in Duleep Prize, could score eight runs in the West Zone versus South Zone last while Shreyas Iyer contributed 37

West Zone’s pursued batting stars, including previous India commander Ajinkya Rahane and KKR captain Shreyas Iyer, complimented to delude as South Zone confined them to 250 for 8 on the first day of the season of the Duleep Prize last here on Wednesday.

It was youthful Gujarat wicketkeeper Het Patel (96 batting) and his 83-run represent the 10th wicket with Saurashtra veteran Jaydev Unadkat (39 batting) that assisted West with recuperating from an unsafe 167 for 8 to a more secure 250/8 toward 90 overs’ end.

Yet, a lot was required from an extraordinarily solid West’s Batting line-up that gloats of Rahane (8), Iyer (37), Sarfaraz Khan (34), Yashasvi Jaiswal (1) and current India A skipper Priyank Panchal (7).

For South Zone, pacers Basil Thampi (2/42 out of 15 overs) and CV Stephen (2/39 out of 10 overs) blew away the West top-request inside first 30 minutes.
And afterward, in-structure left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore (3/80 of every 32 overs) first stifled and afterward went through the center request before lower-request obstruction to some degree carried the West back into the game.

In the first part of the day, Hanuma Vihari won the throw and needed to utilize what small amount help the circumstances could offer.

The Andhra left-arm seamer Stephen addressed his skipper’s call as Jaiswal was left jabbing outside the off-stump and got by guardian Ricky Bhui.

Rahane began with a limit yet old propensities came to torment him as Ravi Teja snapped one in the slip cordon when Kerala speedster Thampi inspired him to edge one behind the stumps.

For right-hander Panchal, Stephen’s conveyance fixed a touch subsequent to pitching and had the India A commander plumb before the stumps.

When it was 16 for 3, the Mumbai sets of Sarfaraz and Iyer met up and looked like restoring the innings with a 48-run stand.

While Sarfaraz held one end up, Iyer played his strokes, that included four limits and a six. It was Sai Kishore, who had Iyer gotten by Indrajith right when the player looked set and in the indistinguishable way got Sarfaraz when his 117-ball vigil finished.

The Tamil Nadu left-arm spinner then shook West with his third scalp as left-hander Mulani was caught by a conveyance that turned around a shade into him.
Het, on his part, stemmed the decay, during his 178-ball stay in which there were six limits and a six.

He previously added 63 for the seventh wicket with Atit Seth (25) preceding Thampi made a leap forward with the old ball.

Krishnappa Gowtham (1/73 of every 26 overs) then had Tanush Kotian before Het-Unadkat resisted South for 21 overs.

Brief Scores: West Zone first Innings 250/8 out of 90 overs (Het Patel 96 batting, Jaydev Unadkat 39 batting, R Sai Kishore 3/80, Basil Thampi 2/42, CB Stephen 2/39) versus South Zone.

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