East Zone defeated West Zone in the 2014-15 Deodhar Trophy by 23 runs at the Wankhade Stadium, Mumbai. It was a thrilling encounter as both the teams fought hard and gave it all. The people came in good numbers to watch the exciting contest.

East Zone won the toss and elected to bat on pitch that helped the batsmen. East Zone’s innings got off to a poor start losing 2 wickets in the first few over’s thanks to a forceful bowling by Dhawal Kulkarni and Muthuswamy. Shreevats Goswami was out for 2 and Ishank Jaggi was out for 0. After losing 2 wickets Manoj Tiwary and Virat Singh steadied the innings. At the end of 10 over’s the score was just 19 runs for loss of 2 wickets. Tiwary continued from where he left in the quarter finals where he had scored a century. Virat Singh and Manoj Tiwary shared a partnership of 135 runs. Both of them got out in the space 8 runs to leave East Zone 148 for 4. Manoj Tiwary scored a well-made 75 runs and 16 year old Virat Singh scored 54 runs. The part time bowlers of Bawne and Jadhav did not allow the East Zone batsmen especially Saruabh Tiwary to hit boundaries. At the end of 40 over’s the score was 188 for 4. Then Biplab Samantary and Deborat provided the much needed momentum to the innings. Biplab Samantary scored 60 quick fire runs. At the end of 50 over’s East Zone scored 269 for 8 wickets.

West Zone inning also got off to a poor start losing Smit Patel for 4. After that West Zone lost 2 more wickets of Sheldon Jackson and Ambati Rayadu to leave them in a precarious position of 37 for3. Ashok Dinda bowled brilliantly picking all 3 wickets. Then came the partnership of Kedar Jadhav and Ankit Bawne. Jadhav played some wonderful strokes as his partner Bawne struggled to score runs initially. Bawne was out finally for 28 off 59 balls, which probably was the beginning of losing match.  Kedar Jadhav continued with Suryakumar Yadav. He was dropped by Veer Pratap Singh on 68 to make a well deserving 97. Yusuf Pathan disappointed scoring 3 runs. Akshar Patel played a quick fire knock of 20 off 10 balls to put the match in balanced position. Thakur hit 10 runs off 2 balls and got out for a rash shot. Finally West zone’s captain Yadav got out for 35 in the process of hastening the scoring rate to leave West Zone 243 for 9. Ultimately West Zone was all out for 245 and East zone won the match by 24 runs. Dinda took 4 wickets for East zone.

Deodhar Trophy was overall a great tournament for those players who trying to knock door for selection for the World cup. Among those were Manoj Tiwary, Baba Aparjith Vinay Kumar and Pankaj Singh.

Scorecard:

East Zone Innings: 

 

Batsmen

Mode of Dismissal 

Runs

Balls

4’s

6’s

 

Shreevats Goswami

c Smit Patel b Muthuswamy

0

8

0

0

 

Ishank Jaggi

c Smit Patel b Dhawal

2

12

0

0

 

Virat Singh

c Rayudu b Bawne

54

84

6

0

 

Manoj Tiwary

b Jadhav

75

92

3

4

 

Saurabh Tiwary

c Bawne b Dhawal

29

35

0

1

 

Biplab Samantaray

c Surya Kumar b Akshar

60

50

7

1

 

Kumar Deobrat

c Bawne b Muthuswamy

21

14

1

2

 

Saurasish Lahiri

Run-Out Muthuswamy

7

4

0

1

 

Shahbaz Nadeem

Not Out

1

1

0

0

 

Extras: (w 13, b 1, lb 6)

20

 

 

 

 

Total: (8 wickets; 50 overs)

269

 

 

 

West Zone Bowling:

 

Bowlers

Overs

Runs

Wickets

 

Dhawal Kulkarni

9

35

2

 

D Muthuswamy

10

57

2

 

Shardul Thakur

7

40

0

 

Akshar Patel

10

52

1

 

Yusuf Pathan

4

39

0

 

Ankeet Bawane

7

29

1

 

K Jadhav

3

10

1

 

West Zone Innings:

 

Batsmen

Mode of Dismissal 

Runs

Balls

4’s

6’s

 

Smit Patel

c Goswami b Dinda

4

11

0

0

 

Sheldon Jackson

c Saurabh Tiwary b Dinda

7

18

1

0

 

Ambati Rayudu

c Goswami b Dinda

16

22

3

0

 

Ankeet Bawane

lbw Nadeem

28

59

1

0

 

Kedar Jadhav

b Samantaray

97

91

8

3

 

Surya Kumar Yadav

c Saurabh Tiwary b Dinda

35

55

0

0

 

Yusuf Pathan

Run Out Samantaray

3

5

0

0

 

Akshar Patel

c Manoj Tiwary b Nadeem

20

11

4

0

 

Shardul

c Virat b Veerpratap

10

3

1

1

 

Dhawal Kulkarni

c Saurabh Tiwary b Samantaray

3

6

0

0

 

D Muthuswamy

NOT OUT

1

3

0

0

 

Extras: (w 15, b 2, lb 4)

21

 

 

 

 

Total: (All out; 47.2 overs)

245

 

East Zone bowling:

Bowler

Overs

Runs

Wickets

 

 

Ashoke Dinda

9

33

4

 

 

Veerpratap Singh

8

46

1

 

 

Biplab Samantaray

8.2

52

2

 

 

Shahbaz Nadeem

10

42

2

 

 

Saurasish Lahiri

10

46

0

 

 

Manoj Tiwary

2

20

0