Duleep Trophy 2023 Cheteshwar Pujara And Suryakumar Yadav Put West Zone In Control Against Central Zone In 1st Semifinal Match

Duleep Trophy 2023, West Zone vs Central Zone, 1st Semi-Final: In Duleep Trophy 2023, the first semi-final match is being played between Central Zone and West Zone at Alur ground. At the end of the second day’s play, West Zone’s position in this match was looking very strong. At the end of the day’s play, West Zone had scored 149 runs at the loss of 3 wickets. With this, his total lead reached 241 runs. In the second day’s game, 52 runs were seen from the bat of Suryakumar Yadav. While Cheteshwar Pujara was playing unbeaten after scoring 50 runs.

In this match, the West Zone team was reduced to 220 runs in their first innings. Captain Shivam Mavi took 6th wicket for 44 runs in bowling for Central Zone. After this, a great bowling performance was also seen from the West Zone side. Fast bowler Arjan Nagwaswala gave only 74 runs in his 14.3 overs bowling and did the job of sending half the Central Zone team to the pavilion.

Central Zone could manage to bat only 31.3 overs in their first innings and were reduced to scoring 128 runs. West Zone were looking in a very strong position after taking a huge lead of 92 runs in the first innings. Although the team had lost both the opening batsmen till the score of 40 in their second innings. From here, a partnership of 95 runs was seen between Pujara and Suryakumar for the third wicket. At the end of the second day’s play, Pujara was 50 while Sarfaraz Khan was unbeaten after scoring 6 runs.

Pujara dropped from Team India due to poor performance

After the defeat in the World Test Championship final, Cheteshwar Pujara was not selected in the team for the 2-match Test series against the West Indies. At the same time, Suryakumar Yadav was also dropped from the team after playing only 1 test. Now the eyes of both these players will be on performing better in the upcoming domestic season and once again cementing their place in Team India.

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