South Zone on top against Central Zone in Duleep Trophy semis

The hosts now need to score just 73 more runs to take first innings lead and barring a collapse they would book their berth in the title clash.

updated: October 11, 2013 18:38 IST
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Chennai: South Zone took a commanding position in the Duleep Trophy semifinal as they skittled out Central Zone for a mere 209 before reaching 137 for two in reply on the second day of the match, here on Friday.

Resuming at the overnight 123 for 5, Central Zone kept losing wickets at regular intervals with skipper Piyush Chawla being the team's top-scorer with a fine knock of 56.

In reply, South Zone were cruising along with captain Abhinav Mukund (61, in pic) and Baba Aparajith (35) at the crease when stumps were drawn for the day.

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