Latest Match Report – West Zone vs South Zone Closing 2022/23
The match did grow to be attention-grabbing when South have been in a spot at 243 for six, however allrounders Gowtham and T Ravi Teja (26*) added 62 for the seventh wicket in simply 16.2 overs, and within the course of helped their staff surpass West’s whole.
Nevertheless, with the ultimate being a five-day affair, South are nonetheless far away from making certain a wholesome lead, which could not occur with solely Teja remaining among the many recognised batters.
Hanuma Vihari (25), whose Check batting slot is on the road, was then caught plumb in entrance, after Indrajith had been the dominant associate of their stand of 61.
The Tamil Nadu right-hander performed some beautiful drives however was equally adept whereas working the deliveries pitched on his legs.
His thirteenth first-class hundred contained 14 fours, and his 105-run partnership for the fourth wicket with the seasoned Pandey put South within the driver’s seat.
Pandey, who had shortly hit 4 fours and a few sixes, might have transformed his begin to an enormous rating however Tanush Kotian, the Mumbai off-spinner, castled him two wanting fifty.
The distinction between the 2 sides was how the spinners fared. Whereas Sai Kishore and Gowtham choked the run-flow for South, the 2 Mumbai spinners of West – Shams Mulani, the Ranji Trophy’s highest wicket-taker final season, and Kotian gave away 183 runs in 41 overs between them, whereas combining for only one wicket.