Dindigul: India Blue held directly to safe a draw towards India Purple on a dramatic ultimate day in the second one spherical of the Duleep Trophy on the NPR School flooring right here on Sunday.In a twist to lawsuits at the ultimate day, India Purple which had constructed a 179-run lead, collapsed to 255 all out from 198 for three as spinners Saurabh Kumar and Akshay Wakhare took 4 wickets every. The 2 struck fast blows after the go out of Siddhesh Lad (68) and Akshay Wadkar (47) to go away India Purple at 209 for 9, forward via 232 runs with greater than 70 overs to play.
Karnataka medium-pacer Abhimanyu Mithun (47 now not out) introduced a counterattack to increase the entire to 255 ahead of ultimate guy Ishan Porel was once bowled via Jaydev Unadkat. Requiring 279 for win within the 70-plus over, India Blue caved in after a brilliant get started given via captain Faiz Fazal (45, 2×4, 1×6) and Dhruv Shorey (39, 7X4) as Shahbaz Nadeem took 5 wickets conceding 53 runs.
Fazal was once stuck via Abhinav Mukund off Nadeem to go away India Blue at 76 for 1. After Shorey and Abhishek Kumar Raman added 16 runs, the slide started as Nadeem and Rasool were given into the act to go away the opponents at 110 for 8.
Left-arm spinner Nadeem was once aided via off-spinner Parvez Rasool (three for 59) as India Blue struggled to keep away from an outright defeat. Dhawal Kulkarni (Four off 33 balls) and B Ayyappa (15 off 28
ball) survived some nervous moments to disclaim India Purple a win.
It was once a successful trip for Rasool as he took seven wickets within the fit to underline his possible. Abhinav Mukund-led India Purple took its tally to 6 issues from two fits and made positive of a berth within the ultimate to be performed from September 4.
Siddhesh Lad was once named guy of the fit for his spectacular knocks of 88 and 68. India Blue and India Inexperienced will lock horns within the ultimate league fit from August 29 with a place within the identify conflict up for grabs.
Temporary ratings: India Purple 316 and vs 255 all out (Siddesh Lad 68, Abhinav Mukund 50, Saurabh Kumar Four for 79, Akshay Wakhare Four for 110) drew with India Blue 293 and 128 for 8 (Faiz Fazal 45, Dhruv Shorey 39, Shahbaz Nadeem five for 53, Parvez Rasool three for 59).
India Purple: three issues, India Blue: 1 level.
First Printed: August 26, 2018, 9:25 PM IST