Spinners Help Central Zone Beat South to Lift Duleep Trophy

Skipper Piyush Chawla and Ali Murtaza bagged three wickets each as Central Zone defeated South by nine runs to win the title.

Updated: November 02, 2014 16:12 IST
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Ali Murtaza celebrates with Central Zone teammates.


New Delhi: Central Zone spinners, led by captain Piyush Chawla, weaved magic on a helpful track to steer the team to the Duleep Trophy title with a thrilling nine-run triumph over South Zone here on Sunday.

Chasing a victory target of 301, South needed 117 runs on the final day with nine wickets intact. But on a pitch that was offering substantial turn, South lost 7 wickets for 39 runs to hand over the trophy to Chawla and comapany.

From a relatively comfortable 252 for three, they were all out for 291 in 88.4 overs.

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