[Scorecard] IND DULEEP: Central Zone v North Zone, Day 1, 10 Nov 1995

[Scorecard] IND DULEEP: Central Zone v North Zone, Day 1, 10 Nov 1995

Post by The Cricket Information Serv » Sun, 12 Nov 1995 04:00:00

DULEEP: Central Zone v North Zone
Bhilwara, 10,11,12,13,14 November 1995

====> Day 1, 10 Nov 1995
Last minute replacement Ghare hits century - Vijay Lokapally

Central Zone required a man from the reserves to quell the charge
of  the  North  Zone  bowlers. Yogesh Ghare from Vidarbha was not
even in the list of 14 and was drafted in as  a last-moment   re-
placement  for the sick Pravin Amre. At the end of the day, Ghare
had produced an invaluable innings which put his side in a situa-
tion  from  where  it can dictate the course of this Pepsi Duleep
Trophy match.

Khare`s outstanding knock (102 batting) could not have  come at a
better   stage. Watched by National selector Anshuman Gaek- ward,
the young middle-order batsman carried  the  Central  innings  on
his    shoulders.   It   was   a   chanceless  performance  which
highlighted his solid temperament and the technique  on  a  pitch
where the bowlers held the upper hand.

Central Zone finished the day at 349 for six and  had   Ghare  to
thank  for  the  strong position it finds itself in. After opener
Abhay Sharma and the reliable Chandrakant Pandit fell to the  va-
garies of the pitch, it was Ghare`s skillful batting which defied
the North attack.

Pitch plays a part in dismissals

The pitch had its role to play  in  the   dismissals   of   Abhay
Sharma and Pandit. Abhay was foxed by one which turned and kicked
sharply to kiss the edge and find its way to the lone slip.  Pan-
dit  was  done  in  by one which never rose to catch him plumb in
front. Suddenly, Central had slumped to 129  for three  after   a
rousing start of 112 by Abhay and Amay Khurasiya.

The bowling lost direction  as   Abhay   and   Khurasiya   batted
fluently.  The odd ball kicked or crawled but the Central openers
exposed the stingless North attack until Khurasiya fell to an in-
discreet   shot,  his  pull  taken  by  Atul  Wassan in the deep.
Khurasiya, in his 85-ball essay, hit seven 4s.

Abhay had his sight on a century and progressed well towards  the
target   with  some  daring  shots.  Twice he hoisted off-spinner
Subramanya for sixes apart from cutting and pulling the   seamers
in  the  early part of the innings. He and Pandit fell in succes-
sion and that brought Ghare and skipper Rizwan Shamshad  together
for the most crucial partnership of the day.

Crucial century stand

The 139-run stand between Ghare and Shamshad was the  result of a
sedate approach with the batsmen not wasting any scoring op- por-
tunity. The bad ball was dealt  with  appropriately  and  Ghare`s
growing   confidence   had  its  effect  on  the  bowling.  Left-
arm spinner Bharti Vij, who removed the first four batsmen, erred
in  line   and   length   in the afternoon and North skipper Ajay
Sharma was desperate in his bowling changes.  He  used the   sea-
mers  to break  the  stand  but to no effect and Ghare flourished
with his well-timed drives. In the hour after lunch,  Ghare   and
Shamshad plundered 92 runs in 17 overs.

Ghare had two fifties against South Zone  in  Calcutta  last sea-
son   on   his  debut but still found the zonal selectors not im-
pressed with him.  He grabbed the chance today to crack a stroke-
ful  century.  The  feature of his knock was his footwork and the
ability to build the innings.  He was not ruffled  by  the   fact
that  it  was  not  an easy pitch to bat on.  As the day wore on,
Central  scored at will and it needed a good delivery from Vij to
break the stand.

Having compiled 63 off 111  balls   (four   4s),   Shamshad   was
beaten  by  an  armer  to  give Vij his fourth victim of the day.
Gyanendra Pandey and Saurabh Shukla were removed off  consecutive
balls  by Subramanya and Central had lost the initiative a little
when P. Krishnakumar joined Ghare.

There was no respite,  however,  for   North.   The   23-year-old
Ghare guided his partner and the pair produced a 50-plus stand to
regain the supremacy for the day. Ghare  was  compact  throughout
and  dominated  the  bowlers in his attractive innings which left
North a demoralised lot at the end of the day.  Ghare`s  unbeaten
102  lasted 171 minutes and 186 balls with 12 fours and two 6s. A
fitting reward for a disciplined effort.  Keeping him company was
Krishnakumar with a workman like 33 which included six 4s.

====> Day 1, more
DD puts Board`s observer in a quandary

Mr. D. Mehar Baba, the Board observer for the Pepsi North Central
Duleep  Trophy match in progress here, had an off-the-field prob-
lem today.

The Doordarshan team, arriving from Jaipur to make a  capsule  of
this   match,  had  Mr.  Baba in a quandary. The Board has a con-
tract with  the  Transworld  International  for  telecasting  the
domestic  matches  and  the  observer was quick to point out this
fact to the Doordarshan team.

The Bhilwara District Cricket Association officials were ob-  vi-
ously   unaware   of  any such contract. The Doordarshan team was
here on a request from the BDCA and had no clue regarding the TWI
deal with the Board.

The local cricket officials and the observer left the matter  for
tomorrow.    They   would  take  a  decision after consulting the
Board this evening on whether to allow the  Doordarshan team   to
record  the  match. It may be mentioned that the TWI had prepared
capsules of the Pepsi Deodhar  and  Duleep  Trophy  championships
last season.

====> scorecard

Umpires: B Jamula and TK Handoo

 Day 1: Central 349/6 (Ghare 102*, Krishnakumar 33*)

CENTRAL ZONE 1st innings
Abhay Sharma          c Rathore          b Vij                 63
A Khurasiya           c Wassan           b Vij                 46
*+CS Pandit           lbw                b Vij                 14
R Shamshad            lbw                b Vij                 63
Y Ghare               not out                                 102
G Pandey              c Mehra            b Subramanya           4
S Shukla              c Rathore          b Subramanya           0
PK Krishnakumar       not out                                  33
Extras                (b 7, lb 9, nb 8)                        24
TOTAL                 (6 wickets, 93 overs)                   349

FoW: 1-112, 2-128, 3-129, 4-268, 5-273, 6-273.

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Wassan                      13      3     36      0
Ghayas                       8      1     33      0
Subramanya                  26      1    115      2
Vij                         32      1    121      4
Ajay Sharma                 11      2     23      0
Mehra                        1      0      5      0

Source :: The Hindu