North Zone vs East Zone
Sudip Gharami and Anustup Majumdar (PC: Twitter)
This fixture also witnessed a delayed start due to relentless rain in Puducherry. The action resumed after a brief hiatus. Although Riyan Parag (8) started on a good note, the experienced Navdeep Saini outfoxed him in the fourth over.
However, the seasoned batters Sudip Gharami and Anustup Majumdar steered the team on a bright note. They added 79 runs for the second wicket, before Siddarth Kaul sent Majumdar (47) back into the hut.
Arriving at number four, Virat Singh supported the team well. It was the batting all-rounder Himanshu Rana, who got better of Gharami (68).
Until the end of Day 1's play, East Zone are at 179/3, with Singh unbeaten on 43, and Manoj Tiwari at 9*.
East Zone- 179/3 (54)
Sudip Gharami 68 (137), Anustup Majumdar 47 (64);
Siddarth Kaul 1/41, Navdeep Saini 1/41
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