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Deodhar Trophy 2023: Captain Nitish Rana Shines As An All-rounder - Prabhsimran Singh And Abhimanyu Easwaran Score Centuries

On the second day of the Deodhar Trophy 2023, South Zone claimed a thrilling win against West Zone in a low-scoring game, while North Zone successfully defended a 300+ target and East Zone managed a comfortable chasing.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 29.07.2023
Deodhar Trophy 2023 Captain Nitish Rana Shines As An All-rounder Prabhsimran Singh And Abhimanyu Easwaran

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On the second day of the Deodhar Trophy 2023, South Zone claimed a thrilling win against West Zone in a low-scoring game, while North Zone successfully defended a 300+ target and East Zone managed a comfortable chasing.


Central Zone vs North Zone (Check the brief scores below): Prabhsimran Singh’s dominant century and captain Nitish Rana’s all-round performances were the highlights

After Central Zone chose to field first, North Zone scored 307/8 in 50 overs. While the opener Prabhsimran Singh scored 121 runs off 107 balls (13 fours and five sixes), skipper Nitish Rana scored 51 runs off 50 balls (five fours and only six) before getting run out. Also, Mandeep Singh scored crucial 43 runs off 42 balls (three fours).

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Among the Central Zone bowlers, Venkatesh Iyer (2/50) and Yash Thakur (2/69) bagged two wickets each.

At chasing, opener Shivam Chaudhary (51 runs in 60 balls; five fours and only six), the no.3 batter Yash Dubey (78 runs in 92 balls; ten fours) and the no.4 batter Upendra Yadav (52 runs off 55 balls; six fours) set up the solid tone for the Central Zone. But the next batters failed to handle the required run-rate pressure as they were bowled out for 259 runs in 47.4 overs.

Captain Nitish Rana also shined with the ball as he had bowling figures of 10-0-48-4. Also, Mayank Yadav (3/47) collected three wickets to secure North Zone’s first win in this competition.


South Zone vs West Zone (Check the brief scores below): Mayank Agarwal and Sai Kishore shined on South Zone’s thrilling win in a low-scoring game

After West Zone sent their opponents to bat first, South Zone were all out for 206 runs in 46.4 overs. Captain and opener Mayank Agarwal scored 98 runs in 115 balls with the help of nine fours, but only three more batters managed to reach double-digit scores, including the ninth and tenth batters. Arun Karthik was the second-highest scorer in that innings with 23 runs.

Parth Bhut bagged three wickets in the first innings (3/25), while Shams Mulani (2/42) and Rajvardhan Hangargekar (2/47) collected two wickets each.

In reply, West Zone batters were struggling from the beginning. Though the middle-order batters Sarfaraz Khan (42), Shivam Dube (29) and Atit Sheth (40) fought really hard, they ultimately lost by 12 runs.

Sai Kishore’s 3/44 and Washington Sundar’s 2/34 helped South Zone to bowl out their opponents for 194 runs in 36.2 overs.


North East Zone vs East Zone (Check the brief scores below): Abhimanyu Easwaran scored an unbeaten match-winning century after Riyan Parag’s 4-fer

East Zone chose to field first after winning the toss in the day/night one-day. Riyan Parag’s incredible bowling figures of 10-2-30-4 helped them to bundle out North East Zone for only 169 runs in 48 overs. The middle-order batter Rex Rajkumar scored 65 not out in 74 balls with the help of 10 fours, but his other partners failed to manage 30 runs.

In reply, opener Abhimanyu Easwaran dominated with 100 not out in 102 balls with 13 fours as East Zone reached the target in 31.3 overs after losing two wickets.


Deodhar Trophy 2023: Day 2 (26 July 2023)


Central Zone vs North Zone (Day match)

North Zone: 307/8 in 50 overs (Prabhsimran Singh 121, Nitish Rana 51; Venkatesh Iyer 2/50)

Central Zone: 259 in 47.4 overs (Yash Dubey 78, Upendra Yadav 52; Nitish Rana 4/48)

Result: North Zone won by 48 runs


South Zone vs West Zone (Day match)

South Zone: 206 in 46.4 overs (Mayank Agarwal 98, Arun Karthik 23; Parth Bhut 3/25)

West Zone: 194 in 36.2 overs (Sarfaraz Khan 42, Atit Sheth 40; Sai Kishore 3/44)

Result: South Zone won by 12 runs


North East Zone vs East Zone (Day/Night match)

North East Zone: 169 in 48 overs (Rex Rajkumar 65*, Lee Yong Lepcha 26; Riyan Parag 4/30)

East Zone: 170/2 in 31.3 overs (Abhimanyu Easwaran 100*, Utkarsh Singh 29; Lee Yong Lepcha 2/34)

Result: East Zone won by 8 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)


Deodhar Trophy 2023: Latest Points Table


Team

Matches

Won

Lost

Tied

No Result

Points

Net Run Rate

South Zone

2

2

0

0

0

8

(+) 2.526

East Zone

2

2

0

0

0

8

(+) 1.107

West Zone

2

1

1

0

0

4

(+) 1.218

North Zone

2

1

1

0

0

4

(-) 1.756

Central Zone

2

0

2

0

0

0

(-) 0.695

North East Zone

2

0

2

0

0

0

(-) 2.911

(Updated till 26 July 2023)

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