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Hope Sourav Ganguly revamps team spirit in Duleep Trophy, says Sachin Tendulkar

In the wake of Duleep Trophy losing its relevance, Sachin Tendulkar hopes that Sourav Ganguly would bring back the glory days back to the tournament. The legendary cricketer has also added that cricket has always been a team sport and any compromise with that aspect would kill the element of it.
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newscricket2 years ago

Duleep Trophy 2019 | Players long to bring back zonal format after lack of bonding in present format

The players have openly supported the previously followed zonal formats over the present version which includes a random assortment of players in three different teams. They stated that it led players to be self-centric rather than work towards team goals due to not enough bonding with teammates.
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newscricket2 years ago

Duleep Trophy 2019 | India Red in pole position at end of day two

India Red continued their momentum as they inched closer to recording a first-innings lead in the tournament final. After fighting off the late resurgence of the India Green batsmen, they ultimately managed to restrict them to a score below 250 before Easwaran’s century had them cruising at stumps.
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Duleep Trophy 2019 | India Red in control at end of day one in rain-hit final

India Red put up a brilliant bowling display led by veteran pace bowler Jaydev Unadkat to restrict India Green to a score less than 150 with only two wickets remaining. Mayank Markande has helped keep India Green’s hopes alive with him still on the crease in his 30s at the end of the day’s play.
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Duleep Trophy | Avesh Khan cameo ends India Blue's sojourn as Green-Blue fix final date

Avesh Khan scored a fine 64 towards the end as India Red secured a one-run lead over India Green to take three points and top the points table entering the Duleep Trophy final. While Blue finished equal on points with Green, the latter made their place in the final courtesy a superior Net Run Rate.
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Duleep Trophy 2019 | Priyam Garg taken to hospital after copping blow to the neck

India Green batsman Priyam Garg was hit on the neck while fielding at silly point on the final day of his side's clash against India Red in Alur. Garg’s helmet had a neck guard which softened the impact of the incident which took place on the last ball of the 138th over of India Red’s innings.
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newscricket2 years ago

Duleep Trophy 2019 | Mahipal Lomror ton keeps India Green at bay

19-year-old Mahipal Lomror struck his third first-class century to push India Red closer to achieving parity with India Green’s first innings total. Lomror’s 126 and Karun Nair’s 90 meant India Red were 404 for nine at stumps on Day 3 in reply to India Green’s total of 440 all-out.
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newscricket2 years ago

India Green collapse courtesy Akshay Wakhare’s fifer, Karun Nair drives on India Red with the bat

India Green had a contrasting start to the second day compared to the first in their Duleep Trophy match as they tumbled to 440-all out after Akshay Wakhare ended with five wickets in the inning. Karun Nair posted an impressive half-century to help end the day on a positive note for his team.
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newscricket2 years ago

Duleep Trophy | Karun Nair's unbeaten 166 guides India Red to final

Karun Nair hit his first first-class century in nearly two years so as to help India Red book their berth in the Duleep Trophy final this season. Nair hit an unbeaten 166 to help his team draw against India Blue in Alur which gave them a crucial three points due to the first-innings lead.
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newscricket2 years ago

Duleep Trophy | Ankit Bawne ton in vain as India Red take first-innings lead after Avesh Khan fifer

Although Ankit Bawne scored a valiant ton for India Blue, Avesh Khan bagged a five-wicket haul to put India Red in the prime position for a three-point lead. Starting the day following that, first-innings heroes Karun Nair and Ankit Kalsi have made good inroads for the Red, ending the day with 93/2.
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