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Duleep Trophy: Saurabh Tiwary, Sudip Chatterjee help East fight back

Lahli: Jharkhand left-hander Saurabh Tiwary notched up a well-made century as East Zone came up with a sporting declaration to hand a 238-run target for West Zone on the third day of the Duleep Trophy four-day quarter-final, here yesterday.

Saurabh Tiwary
Saurabh Tiwary

Saurabh’s 109, laced with 9 fours and 3 sixes, helped East rise from their 44-run deficit in the second innings to declare on 281-7 in the final session of play.

West were 12-1 at close of play, requiring another 226 runs to win on the final day’s play. Starting the day on 321 for nine, the West innings’ wrapped up on 322 in response to East’s first innings score of 278.

The 181-run fourth-wicket partnership between Saurabh and Sudip Chatterjee (99) was the highlight of the day as rest of the East batting failed to counter the West bowling led by Dhawal Kulkarni (4-28). Chatterjee was unlucky to miss out on his century after being run out by Shardul Thakur (2-70).

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