South extend lead
Chennai: Skipper Abhinav Mukund and Baba Aparajith smashed hundreds as South Zone took a firm grip of the Duleep trophy semifinal against Central Zone by reaching 479/9,giving them a 258-run lead on the third and penultimate day of the match. Resuming at overnight 137/2,Mukund (111) and Aparajith (109) shared a 190-run third wicket stand.
Brief scores: Central 209 vs South 467/9 in 161 overs (A Mukund 111,B Aparajith 109; P Chawla 4/159).
North 591/8 decl.
Kochi: Ian Dev Singh posted a scintillating 145,while Rajat Paliwal and Nitin Saini also scored unbeaten centuries as North Zone amassed a mammoth 591 for eight declared in their first innings against East Zone on the third day. In reply to Norths first innings score,East could reach 32 for one in 14 overs.
Brief Scores: North: 591/8 decl in 194 overs (U Chand 116,I D Singh 145,R Paliwal 106*; S Gupta 4/182) vs East 32/1