Duleep trophy | Rain ends play as India Red and Blue share points

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Duleep trophy | Rain ends play as India Red and Blue share points

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SportsCafe Desk


The fourth day of the match between India Red and Blue was called off without a single ball being bowled after rain washed out the game with only 78.2 overs bowled. With the draw, India Red have made it to the final, while India Green and Blue are left to battle it out for the other spot.

Brief scores : India Blue 285/5 (Agarwal 92, Gambhir 77, Kuldeep 4/78) drew against India Red

Riding on an unbeaten partnership between Sheldon Jackson and Dinesh Karthik, India Blue had reached a total of 285 before rains had curtailed the third day's play. With the result already clear, both sides came into the last day with no expectations. As if to end the misery of all parties involved, there was no play possible on the fourth day, and it was called off without a single ball being bowled.

India Blue, who had placed themselves in a good position on the back of Mayank Agarwal and Gautam Gambhir's 151-run opening partnership by day 2, will be left to test their chances against the India Blue side in the next match. The match has become a virtual knock-out with India Red already having sealed their place after they had defeated India Green earlier. However, Blue will fancy their chances even if rain mars the play again when the match takes place in the same Greater Noida stadium – in case of rain, Blue will get through thanks to the one point they garnered from today's match.

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