DHARAMSALA, March 19 (PTI): West Zone won the Deodhar Trophy in style thrashing North Zone by 113 runs in a one-sided final in Dharamsala, here today.
It was a run-feast at the HPCA Stadium as West amassed a staggering 355 for four in 50 overs and then bowled out North for 242 in 42.2 overs to win the zonal one day championship.
The match also marked discarded India paceman Munaf Patel�s return to form as he scalped four for 34 in eight overs thereby sealing the issue for West within the first Powerplay.
While East captain Wriddhiman Saha made a mistake by putting West into bat in the semi-final, it was Harbhajan Singh�s turn to make that same mistake as West openers Parthiv Patel and Ajinkya Rahane went on a rampage adding 131 runs in 19 overs.
Brief scores: West Zone 355/4 (A Rahane 118, P Patel 78, C Pujara 71, K Jadhav 67). North Zone 242 in 42.2 overs (Bipul Sharma 68, Mandeep Singh 46, Harbhajan Singh 30, Munaf Patel 4/34).