Duleep Trophy 2023 - North Zone took 53 minutes to bow 5.5 overs

With South Zone needing 32 runs to win, the North Zone bowlers took 53 minutes to bowl 5.5 overs. If the game ended in a draw, the North Zone would have qualified for the final having taken a slender three-run lead in the first inning. The rules of the competition state that in case of a draw, the team with the first-inning lead is declared the winner.

South Zone captain Vihari said that If I was in the position of Jayant Yadav I would have done the same as it has been always like this in the domestic to gain some advantage over the last few overs. Eventually, South Zone won the game and to face West Zone in the finals of the Duleep Trophy 2023.