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.
The pitch at the Feroz Shah Kotla is in the news again. It has shown signs of cracking on day one of the fourth Test between India and Australia. The experts do not see the match lasting the full five days.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy on Saturday said his young and inexperienced side faces its toughest challenge so far when it takes on India in a three-Test series starting here n Sunday but the visitors are not at all intimidated.
All eyes will be on the Feroze Shah Kotla pitch when the West Indies and South Africa play their World Cup match Feb 24, the first international game after the venue was banned for one year for "dangerous" wicket in the India-Sri Lanka ODI 14 months ago.