Duleep Trophy Highlights, Day 3, quarterfinals: East 69/6 chasing 300; North need seven wickets to win; Day 3 Stumps

Duleep Trophy quarterfinals 2023: Follow all the highlights from day 3 of Central Zone vs East Zone and North Zone vs North East Zone happening in Bengaluru.

Updated : Jun 30, 2023 17:43 IST

Saurabh Kumar of Central Zone picking up his fourth wicket of the innings against East Zone in Duleep trophy at Alur.
Saurabh Kumar of Central Zone picking up his fourth wicket of the innings against East Zone in Duleep trophy at Alur. | Photo Credit: Lalith Kalidas/ Sportstar

Saurabh Kumar of Central Zone picking up his fourth wicket of the innings against East Zone in Duleep trophy at Alur. | Photo Credit: Lalith Kalidas/ Sportstar

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights from day 3 of the Duleep Trophy 2023 quarterfinals happening in Bengaluru. This is Mayank and Anish Pathiyil, bringing you all the updates.

  • June 30, 2023 17:40
    Stumps Day 3

    North Zone have ensured a semi-final berth with a first innings lead against North East. They elected to not ensure the follow on and batted again to score 259/6, with half centuries for Ankit Kumar and Jayant Yadav. The team are seven wickets away from an outright win and will look to finish the job early on Day 4.

    Central Zone slumped from 124/0 to 239 all out on Day 3, setting a target of 300 for East Zone. But Saurabh Kumar’s four-fer has ensured that Central are in the driving seat, restricting East to 69/6, needing just four more wickets for a win. East need 231 runs for an improbable win. Join us for all the action on day 4 tomorrow.

  • June 30, 2023 17:28
    East Zone 69/6 in 28.1 overs

    WICKET!! Consecutive ducks for Kumar Kushagra as Shivam Mavi traps him lbw. Stumps has been called. Central Zone 4 wickets away from a win.

    Kumar Kushagra 0(8) lbw Shivam Mavi

  • June 30, 2023 17:14
    East Zone 62/5 in 25.3 overs

    WICKET!! Fourth wicket for Saurabh Kumar as opener Shantanu Mishra nicks one to Upendra Yadav. EZ have lost half their men in quick time.

    Shantanu Mishra 18(83) ct Upendra Yadav b Saurabh Kumar

  • June 30, 2023 17:07
    Day 3: Stumps called at the Chinnaswamy

    North East Zone - 58/3 in 18 overs. Need 608 runs to win.

    Nilesh Lamichaney 5 off 20, Palzor 13 off 26

    Harshit Rana 1/19, Baltej Singh 1/11

  • June 30, 2023 17:05
    East Zone 61/4 in 23.2 overs

    WICKET!! Third wicket for Saurabh Kumar as Shahbaz Ahmed is adjudged caught-behind. Another dismissal where the batter isn’t pleased with umpire Mohit Krishnadas’ decision.

    Shahbaz 18(18) ct Upendra Yadav b Saurabh Kumar

  • June 30, 2023 16:46
    North East Zone 44/3 in 11.5 overs

    WICKET!! North East lose their third. Langlonyamba is found short of his crease. North East need 622 to win.

    Langlonyamba M 13(19) Run Out P S Chopra

  • June 30, 2023 16:31
    East Zone 36/3 in 15.5 overs

    WICKET!! Anustup Majumdar is displeased after being adjudged lbw while charging down the track. He has a word with the umpires before walking back. Saurabh Kumar gets his second wicket. East Zone need 264 runs to win.

    Anustup Majumdar 13(24) lbw Saurabh Kumar

  • June 30, 2023 16:28
    North East Zone 23/2 in 7.5 overs

    WICKET!! One brings two as Lyndoh is caught by Prabhsimran off Harshit Rana. North East trail by 639.

    Kishan Lyndoh 14(20) ct Prabhsimran Singh b Harshit Rana

  • June 30, 2023 16:21
    North East Zone 17/1 in 6.2 overs

    WICKET!! The first wickets falls! Thankhuma holes out to Nishant Sindhu. Baltej Singh with the wicket.

    Thankhuma 7(23) ct Nishant Sindhu b Baltej Singh

  • June 30, 2023 16:03
    Easwaran with a forlorn walk back to the pavillion after falling for 11


  • June 30, 2023 15:53
    East Zone 19/2 in 8.3 overs

    WICKET!! Sudip Gharami falls for a seven-ball duck as Avesh Khan finds a thick outside-edge to Vivek Singh at first slip. EZ in trouble.

    Sudip Kumar Gharami 0(7) ct Vivek Singh b Avesh Khan

  • June 30, 2023 15:41
    East Zone 18/1 in 5.4 overs

    WICKET!! Not a happy outing for Abhimanyu Easwaran once again as Saurabh Kumar picks up a wicket in his first over for the second time in the match.

    A R Easwaran 11(16) b Saurabh Kumar

  • June 30, 2023 15:38
    North Zone 259/6 in 55.1 overs

    WICKET!! North East finally breaks the partnership, Ankit is stumped off Kishan Singha for 70. And with that North Zone have declared.

    Ankit Kumar 70(101) st P Prafullomani b Kishan Singha

  • June 30, 2023 15:18
    East Zone 5/0 in 1 over

    Shantanu Mishra and Abhimanyu Easwaran walk out to open the batting for East Zone. They will be confident of chasing down the 300-run target with four sessions remaining in the match, but the surface is not at its best for batting. Should be a close contest.

  • June 30, 2023 15:11
    North Zone 252/5 in 53.5 overs

    Skipper Jayant Yadav brings up his half century of 73 balls. North Zone lead by 662 runs. Tea break taken. Will they declare?

  • June 30, 2023 14:54
    Central Zone 239/10 in 87.5 overs

    WICKET!! East Zone bowls out Central Zone for 239 with Riyan Parag picking up the last wicket. EZ has been set a 300-run target on a pitch that is still pretty good to bat on. Ishan Porel was superb with the ball today, finishing with figures of 12-4-15-3.

    Y R Thakur 1(6) b Riyan Parag

  • June 30, 2023 14:40
    Central Zone 231/9 in 85.3 overs

    WICKET!! Avesh Khan falls on 16 as Shahbaz Nadeem cleans him up with a ball that keeps extremely low. Don’t think the East Zone batters will be too happy seeing that.

    Avesh Khan 16(18) b Shahbaz Nadeem

  • June 30, 2023 14:39
    North Zone 194/5 in 43.5 overs

    The lead crosses 600 as Ankit Kumar gets to his half-century. Captain Jayant Yadav has managed a 50-run partnership with him for the seventh wicket.

  • June 30, 2023 14:14
    Central Zone 201/8 in 77.3 overs

    WICKET!! The captain Mavi has to go back to the pavillion. Shahbaz picks his third wicket. Avesh Khan joins Saransh at the crease

    Shivam Mavi 5(28) ct Anustup Majumdar b Shahbaz

  • June 30, 2023 14:04
    Ishan Porel’s 2 in 2 dents Central Zone

    ishan porel.jpg

  • June 30, 2023 13:51
    North Zone 146/5 in 29.5 overs

    WICKET!! Imliwati gets his second wicket in two overs as Nishant Sindhu finds the substitute fielder.

    Nishant Sindhu 3(5) ct Akash Kumar (Sub) b Imliwati

  • June 30, 2023 13:41
    North Zone 140/4 in 27.1 overs

    WICKET!! Prabhsimran departs after his half-century. Bowled by Imliwati. North Zone lead by 547 runs.

    Prabhsimran Singh 59(69) b Imliwati

  • June 30, 2023 13:32
    Central Zone 184/7 in 69.4 overs

    WICKET!! Central Zone is falling apart now. Shahbaz Ahmed traps Shubham Sharma on 23 as three wickets fall in the space of eight balls.

    Shubham Sharma 23(56) lbw Shahbaz

  • June 30, 2023 13:31
    North Zone 126/3 in 50 overs

    50 up for Prabhsimran in the second innings to go with his 31 in the first. North Zone lead by 532 runs.

  • June 30, 2023 13:28
    Central Zone 182/6 in 68.3 overs

    WICKET!! Ishan Porel on a hat-trick! He pins Upendra Yadav lbw and follows up with a shorter delivery to hit Saurabh Kumar high on the pads for another leg-before.

    Saurabh Kumar 0(1) lbw Ishan Porel

  • June 30, 2023 13:24
    Central Zone 182/5 in 68.2 overs

    WICKET!! Porel gets his second wicket of the day as Yadav is given LBW by the umpire.

    Upendra Yadav 7(24) lbw Ishan Porel

  • June 30, 2023 13:20
    North Zone 106/3 in 20.5 overs

    WICKET!! Ankit Kalsi departs for 49. Trapped in front by Kishan Singha. None of the North Zone batters able to score big at the moment.

    A R Kalsi 49(51) lbw Kishan Singha

  • June 30, 2023 13:10
    North Zone 101/2 in 19 overs

    A R Kalsi 48* (44), Prabhsimran 32* (42)

    Jotin Pheiroijam 2/44

  • June 30, 2023 12:52
    Central Zone 164/4 in 60.5 overs

    WICKET!! Rinku Singh falls soon after the break as Riyan Parag finds the inside-edge. Sharp catch by Shantanu Mishra at short-leg as CZ loses its fourth wicket. Upendra Yadav joins Shubham Sharma. Central Zone lead by 224 runs.

    Rinku Singh 6(8) ct Shantanu Mishra b Riyan Parag

  • June 30, 2023 12:46
    Session 2 underway

    Long day coming up for North East. Best they can hope for is to keep the runs down and minimise the damage.

    - Ashwin Achal from Bengaluru

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  • June 30, 2023 12:13
    Lunch on Day 3

    Central lost Kunal Chandela just at the stroke of lunch in an otherwise productive session. The lead has crossed 217 and they will look to extend it post lunch. Vivek Singh and Himanshu Mantri contributed to the cause with a half-century each.

    In the other match, North Zone came out to bat again despite bundling out North East for 134. Chopra and Shorey were dismissed early but Kalsi and Prabhsimran have put on 34 for the fourth wicket. North have already been guaranteed a place in the semis courtesy their first innings lead.

    Stay Tuned for the second session.

  • June 30, 2023 12:01
    Central Zone 157/3 in 59.2 overs

    WICKET!! Kunal Chandela falls to Shahbaz Ahmed’s straighter one. Drops back into the crease and is trapped plumb in front as the ball keeps low.

    Kunal Chandela 14(59) lbw Shahbaz

  • June 30, 2023 11:53
    Kunal Chandela in action for Central Zone

    kunal chandela.jpg

  • June 30, 2023 11:34
    North Zone 23/2 in 5.1 overs

    WICKET!! Jotin gets first innings centurion Dhruv Shorey with the ball of the match. Pitches on middle leg, moves away and hits off. Shorey stunned. Unreal delivery.

    Dhruv Shorey 11(16) b Jotin Pheiroijam

  • June 30, 2023 11:28
    Central Zone 138/2 in 49.5 overs

    WICKET!! Himanshu Mantri perishes after poking hard and offering an inside-edge catch to leg-slip. Shahbaz Nadeem dismisses the Central Zone opener for a well-compiled 68.

    Himanshu Mantri 68(153) ct Riyan Parag b Shahbaz Nadeem

  • June 30, 2023 11:27
    North Zone 18/1 in 3.5 overs

    WICKET!! Chopra goes early after holing out to skipper Jonathan. Jotin with the wicket.

    P S Chopra 8(11) ct R Jonathan b Jotin Pheiroijam

  • June 30, 2023 11:10
    Surprise Suprise!!

    With the match in the bag, North not keen on enforcing the follow on. So this gives North batters a chance to score some big knocks and get the attention of the selectors.

    An outright win is redundant at this stage, as North is already gauranteed a semis spot

    - Ashwin Achal from Bengaluru

  • June 30, 2023 11:04
    North East 134 all out vs North Zone

    Nilesh Lamichaney 44(77), P Prafullomani 19(25)

    Siddharth Kaul 3/16, Pulkit Narang 3/27

  • June 30, 2023 11:02
    North East Zone 134/10 in 39.2 overs

    WICKET!! There goes the final wicket and brings the innings to a close. North East still trail by 406 runs. Will see the openers out soon. Dippu the last man to go, bowled by Narang.

    Dippu 4(2) b Pulkit Narang

  • June 30, 2023 10:58
    Himanshu Mantri in action on day 3. The opening batter is currently 61* in 135 balls.

    vivek singh day3.jpg

  • June 30, 2023 10:49
    North East Zone 126/9 in 38 overs

    WICKET!! Narang gets his second wicket as he clean bowls Singha. North East trail by 414 runs and look to set to bat again in this session.

    Kishan Singha 7(15) b Pulkit Narang

  • June 30, 2023 10:44
    Central Zone 124/1 in 40.1 overs

    WICKET!! Ishan Porel finally manages to find the breakthrough as he dismisses Vivek Singh for 56, ending a 124-run stand for the Central Zone’s opening wicket. Good knock from the Central Zone opening batter.

    Vivek Singh 56(120) b Ishan Porel

  • June 30, 2023 10:36
    North East Zone 111/8 in 33.5 overs

    WICKET!! A hint of a partnership developing but that has also been extinguished. Prafullomani holes out to Dhruv Shorey. Pulkit Narang with his first wicket of the match.

    Prafullomani 19(25) ct Dhruv Shorey b Pulkit Narang

  • June 30, 2023 10:21
    Central Zone 102/0 in 35.1 overs

    Century Partnership!! The openers doing their job in brilliant fashion for the Central Zone team. Mantri and Vivek have taken the lead past 168 runs. Mantri also brings up his half-century.

    Unless there is a dramatic twist looks like East Zone will have their task cut out in the fourth innings chase.

  • June 30, 2023 10:15
    The calmness when you know your openers are doing the job
  • June 30, 2023 10:14
    North East Zone 90/7 in 28 overs

    WICKET!! Jotin goes without troubling the scores. Another batter trapped in front of the stumps. Sid Kaul with the wicket this time.

    Jotin Pheiroijam 0(6) lbw Siddharth Kaul

  • June 30, 2023 10:09
    North East Zone 89/6 in 26.4 overs

    WICKET!! Captain Yadav joins the wicket-taking party as he traps Palzor in front. North East six down now.

    Palzor 8(17) lbw J J Yadav

  • June 30, 2023 09:59
    North East Zone 82/5 in 25.3 overs

    WICKET!! The set Lamichaney departs. Siddharth Kaul gets his second wicket of the innings.

    Nilesh Lamichaney 44(77) b Siddharth Kaul

  • June 30, 2023 09:58
    Central Zone 69/0 in 31 overs

    Himanshu Mantri and Vivek Singh negotiate the first 30 minutes easily. EZ captain Abhimanyu Easwaran is still hesitant to use Shahbaz Nadeem against the two left-handers.

    - Lalith Kalidas from Alur

    Himanshu Mantri - 27* (96)

    Vivek Singh -35* (93)

  • June 30, 2023 09:41
    North East Zone 69/4 in 22 overs

    WICKET!! Barely ten minutes into the day’s play and Langlonyamba is run out. North East in dire straits now. Palzor joins Lamichaney at the crease.

    Langlonyamba M 2(17) Run Out Baltej Singh

  • June 30, 2023 09:34
    Day 3 underway

    Nilesh Lamichaney and Langlonyamba Keishangbam are at the crease looking to get as close as possible to the mammoth score put up by North Zone in its first innings. Jayant Yadav opens the bowling on day 3.

    Himanshu Mantri and Vivek Singh continue their excellent opening partnership for Central Zone. The lead has already crossed 120 and the team will be looking to bat the opposition out of contention. Riyan Parag completes the remaining deliveries in his over.

  • June 30, 2023 09:21
    Yesterday’s Star!!
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    Keeping you busy with some content

  • June 30, 2023 09:05
    Cloudy start to the day at Alur
  • June 30, 2023 09:04
    Scorecard - Day 2: Stumps

    Central Zone - 64/0 (25.1), Himanshu Mantri 25(81), Vivek Singh 34(72), lead by 124 runs

    North East Zone - 65/3 (20), Langlonyamba Keishangbam 1(12), Nilesh Lamichaney 35(57), Baltej Singh 1/32, Siddharth Kaul 1/3, Rana 1/22; trail by 475 runs

  • June 30, 2023 08:58
    Live Streaming Info

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  • June 30, 2023 08:53
    North Zone vs North East Zone, Day 2 report

    Nishant Sindhu (150, 245b, 18x4, 3x6) and Harshit Rana (122 n.o., 86b, 12x4, 9x4) piled on the runs to put North Zone in a commanding position against North East Zone on the second day of their Duleep Trophy quarter-final at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Thursday.

    Sindhu and Harshit - a study in contrast - took North to a mammoth 540 for eight declared. In reply, a nervy North East moved to 65 for three in a rain-affected final session.

    Harshit later came good with the ball, taking out North East captain R. Jonathan leg-before with an in-dipper. Fellow seamers Siddharth Kaul and Baltej Singh took a wicket each to pin North East on the mat.

    - Ashwin Achal from Bengaluru

    Read the full report here - READ

  • June 30, 2023 08:45
    Central Zone vs East Zone, Day 2 Report

    Central Zone served up a fine riposte before rain piled more misery on East Zone on Day 2 of their Duleep Trophy quarter-final at the Alur (I) Cricket Ground in Bengaluru on Thursday.

    Bowling with just a 150-run lead at the start of play, Central stunned the opposition batters and folded them for 122 in their first essay. Shivam Mavi’s men picked up eight wickets within the opening session to gain a healthy 60-run advantage.

    After a day-and-a-half of poor application from the batters, Central openers Himanshu Mantri (25 batting) and Vivek Singh (34 batting) made amends to play out a session while heavy rain stopped play before Tea. A downpour then forced early stumps as Central held fort on 64 for no loss.

    - Lalith Kalidas from Alur

    Read the full report here - READ

  • June 30, 2023 08:39
    Stay Tuned!!

    Hello and welcome to the live coverage of day 3 of the Duleep Trophy 2023 quarterfinals played between Central Zone and East Zone at Alur (I) Cricket Ground and North Zone vs North East Zone at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Stay tuned as we bring you all the updates right from the venue!

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