Duleep Trophy: Semifinals Between the North and West Zones

Duleep Trophy: On a day of just academic interest, West Zone batters utilized this opportunity very well. Shams Mulani and Atit Sheth spent some good quality time in the middle against the North Zone bowling attack. The quarterfinals of the Duleep Trophy have concluded at the MA Chidambaram stadium on Sunday. The result came up as a draw.

Atit Sheth completed his century with a boundary hitting it through the covers. Seeing his achievement, fellow teammates appreciated their members by clapping and bringing the contest to an end. In the second innings, West Zone was standing with 268 for 5, and then umpires declared for a tea break. After the match, West Zone made it to the semifinals for the lead in the first innings. On Saturday West Zone had a chance to enforce follow-on upon the Northeast Zone. But their bowlers were too tired that they abort it. On Sunday morning, people were expecting they will declare the innings early and press for an outright win. But that was not to be. Ajinkya Rahane and company went on to the next stage with the first innings lead. The down order of the batting line-up got some time. And few of the players made an impact before the crucial semifinals.

Duleep Trophy: Mulani on The Situation of The Situation

In the match, Mulani stitched a good partnership with Sheth and added 179 runs for the fifth wicket. He was on the verge of his maiden first-class hundred. He lost his wicket when he was trying to nudge a ball to mid-wicket. By doing this he miscued the leading edge, and the ball went straight to the hands of Bishworji.

He acknowledged that it was an important partnership for the team. Other team members wanted some rest for they stretched the game to lunchtime. He added that he would be happier if he could complete his century. Moreover, it was good learning for the batter as he now knows how to bat in the 90s. He also said that the opponents had a good bowling attack which was making the batting difficult.

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