Ajinkya Rahane and Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed double hundreds as West Zone reached 590 for two in their first innings against North East Zone at stumps on Day 2 of the first Duleep Trophy 2022 quarter-final on Friday, September 9.
Jaiswal scored 228 off 321 balls, while Rahane returned unbeaten on 207 from 264 deliveries as West Zone continued their domination at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Rahane, who is making a comeback from injury, stitched together a mammoth 333-run second-wicket partnership with Jaiswal. While the skipper struck 18 fours and six sixes in his brisk innings, Jaiswal hit 22 fours and three sixes in his knock.
The marathon stand ended when Jaiswal was caught off Rongsen Jonathan’s bowling. At stumps, Rahul Tripathi (25*) was giving Rahane company.
Earlier, opener Prithvi Shaw also hit a hundred as West Zone punished North East Zone bowlers. Resuming the day at 116 for no loss, Shaw and Yashasvi took the team’s score past the 200-run mark with ease. The partnership was broken on 206 when Shaw fell to Ankur Malik for 113 off 121 balls. His knock was studded with 11 fours and five sixes.
Virat Singh hits ton as East Zone post 397 in 2nd quarter-final of Duleep Trophy 2022
In the second quarter-final of the Duleep Trophy 2022 at the Cricket Association Puducherry Ground 2 in Puducherry, East Zone put up 397 in their first innings.
Virat Singh top-scored with 117 off 247 balls, while Shahbaz Ahmed contributed a handy 62 off 140 balls. In response, North Zone ended Day 2 on 65 for no loss in 13 overs. Yash Dhull was batting on 35* and Manan Vohra on 20*.
Earlier, East Zone resumed their innings on 179 for three. Virat, who was batting on 43 overnight, carried on to complete an impressive century. His knock, which featured 12 fours and a six, ended when he was caught off Pulkit Narang’s bowling.
East Zone captain Manoj Tiwary, who resumed his innings on nine, was dismissed for 27. Manisankar Murasingh also contributed a swift 32 to push the team’s total past the 350-run mark.
For North Zone, Navdeep Saini and Nishant Sindhu claimed three wickets each in the quarter-final clash of the Duleep Trophy 2022.