South Zone have virtually qualified for semi-finals after reducing West Zone to 156 for 6 in on the penultimate day of their Duleep Trophy match in Chennai on Saturday. South captain Vinay Kumar declared their innings at 600 for nine. Overnight batsman Malolan Rangarajan remained unbeaten at 58. Rakesh Dhruv (3/183) was the highest wicket-taker for West.
BRIEFSCORES: South 600/9 decl. in 171.1 overs (B Aparajith 212,M Pandey 213; R Dhurv 3/183) vs West 156/6 in 76 overs (A Waghmode 57,A Bawne 62; M Rangarajan 3/50,A Mukund 2/5)
Pakistan drop Hafeez for South Africa Tests
Pakistan have dropped opener Mohammad Hafeez for this months two-Test series against South Africa in the UAE. The axing of Hafeez was expected after he scored only 102 runs in his last five Tests,including three against South Africa and two against Zimbabwe.
India,SL and Bdesh didnt helped us: Afghanistan
Afghanistan qualified for the 2015 World Cup despite getting little help from Asian cricketing nations apart from Pakistan,according to a top official of the Afghanistan Cricket Board. ACB chief executive Noor Mohammad Murad said that the Afghan team needs more support from the traditional Asian powers to develop further.