Duleep Trophy final: Exciting finish on cards as Central make comeback
Duleep Trophy final: Exciting finish on cards as Central make comeback

After two days of shoddy performance, Central Zone finally lifted their game on Friday to grab a crucial lead and ensure that the Duleep Trophy final against South Zone heads for an exciting finish with a couple of days still left.

MS Dhoni told me there's nothing "lucky or unlucky": Pankaj Singh
MS Dhoni told me there's nothing "lucky or unlucky": Pankaj Singh

 Pankaj Singh might not be best pacer that India has ever produced but no one can ever question the commitment of this lion-hearted bowler from Rajasthan. But if you speak to Pankaj about being distinctly unlucky during his debut Test match against England at Southampton, the lanky bowler will tell you what skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni told him during the tour.

Duleep Trophy final: Ton-up Lokesh Rahul gives South Zone lead
Duleep Trophy final: Ton-up Lokesh Rahul gives South Zone lead

 Karnataka batsman Lokesh Rahul gave the selectors some food for thought before the upcoming Australia tour after the opener struck a classy century to give South Zone a vital first innings lead against Central Zone on Day 2 of the Duleep Trophy final, here on Thursday.

Gutsy Central Zone take on fiery South Zone in Duleep Trophy final
Gutsy Central Zone take on fiery South Zone in Duleep Trophy final

A talented Central Zone team led by Piyush Chawla is aiming to come out firing all cylinders when it squares off with an equally combative South Zone side in the final of the Duleep Trophy, starting here on Wednesday.

Mumbai to host Deodhar Trophy next month
Mumbai to host Deodhar Trophy next month

Mumbai would play host to the Deodhar Trophy inter-zonal One-Day domestic tournament from November 29 to December 3, as per the calendar chalked out by the Cricket Board (BCCI).

HI appoints Maharaj Krishan​ Kaushik as central zone's high performance manager

Hockey India (HI) Monday appointed Olympian Maharaj Krishan Kaushik as the high performance manager for the Central Zone.

Duleep Trophy: Mahesh Rawat scores century for Central on last day of match
Duleep Trophy: Mahesh Rawat scores century for Central on last day of match

Mahesh Rawat scored a century and combined well with lower-order batsmen to pile on the misery of the North Zone bowlers as Central Zone's Duleep Trophy semifinal ended in a draw here on Saturday.

Duleep Trophy: Jalaj Saxena, Naman Ojha sent North Zone bowlers on a leatherhunt
Duleep Trophy: Jalaj Saxena, Naman Ojha sent North Zone bowlers on a leatherhunt

Central Zone's MP duo of Jalaj Saxena and wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha took full advantage of dropped catches sending an inexperienced North Zone attack to the cleaners as they posted 344 for three at stumps, on the first day of their Duleep Trophy semi-final, here on Wednesday.

Rajasthan under-19 player slams record 18 sixes in double ton
Rajasthan under-19 player slams record 18 sixes in double ton

 A Rajasthan under-19 player named Aditya Garwal on Tuesday hit 18 sixes and 22 fours en route to a record brilliant unbeaten 263 off 151 balls against Railways in a Vinoo Mankad Trophy central zone one-day match here.

Harbhajan Singh to miss Duleep semi-final, Gautam Gambhir to captain North
Harbhajan Singh to miss Duleep semi-final, Gautam Gambhir to captain North

In a big setback for North Zone ahead of the Duleep Trophy semi-final against Central Zone, captain Harbhajan Singh has been forced to sit out due to viral fever as Gautam Gambhir will step in as the leader, here on Tuesday.

One held for betting in current India-England test series

A businessman was arrested here today for allegedly accepting betting from punters for the ongoing fourth Test Cricket Match between India and England, and Rs 92,000 cash and other material used in betting was seized from him, police said.

Ojha scalps six as South enter Duleep final with crushing win

Test specialist Pragyan Ojha`s deadly spell (6/48) of left-arm spin bowling enabled South Zone record a crushing innings and 38 runs victory over Central Zone to clinch a place in the Duleep Trophy final.

Duleep Trophy: Mukund, Aparajith`s ton give South Zone upperhand

Skipper Abhinav Mukund and Baba Aparajith smashed hundreds as South Zone took a firm grip of the Duleep trophy semifinal against Central Zone by reaching 479/9, which gave them a 258-run lead on the third and penultimate day of the match on Saturday.

South Zone on top against Central Zone in Duleep semis

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, on Friday.

South Zone takes on Central Zone in Duleep Trophy

After notching up a massive win over West Zone last week, South Zone will look for an encore when they clash with last year`s finalists, Central Zone in the second semifinal of the Duleep Trophy here on Thursday.

Yuvraj, Unmukt power North Zone to Deodhar Trophy final

Half-centuries by senior pro Yuvraj Singh and the talented Unmukt Chand helped North Zone cruise to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Central Zone to enter the Deodhar Trophy final, here on Monday.

Deodhar Trophy in Guwahati from Sunday

The 2012-13 edition of the Prof. D.B. Deodhar Trophy will be played from March 10-13 at the Nehru Stadium, Guwahati.

Iresh, Anustup guide East to 2nd successive Duleep title

Bengal`s left-arm spinner Iresh Saxena and part-time leg-break bowler Anustup Majumdar shared nine wickets amongst themselves as East Zone won their second successive Duleep Trophy title beating Central Zone by virtue of 43-run first innings lead.

Central make early inroads as East crawl to 64/3 on Day 2

East Zone lost their top order batsmen after a cautious start, managing to reach 64 for three at stumps against Central Zone on the curtailed second day of the Duleep Trophy final here.

First day of final Duleep Trophy match washed out

Persistent rain has washed out the opening day`s play of the Duleep Trophy final match between Central Zone and East Zone without a ball being bowled here on Sunday.