Chennai: Double-centuries by the in-form Baba Aparajith (212) and Manish Pandey (213) helped South Zone amass 553 for seven against West Zone on the second day of their Duleep Trophy quarter-final match, here, on Friday.
Pandey had suffered a groin injury, which forced him to leave the field during the 19th over of the day. When he walked back to the pavilion for medical examination and treatment, South Zone were 242 for 3. At stumps, Malolan Rangarajan (26) and captain Vinay Kumar (19) are at the crease.
In the period before Pandey re-joined Aparajith in the middle, South Zone had lost two wickets in the form of CM Gautham and Rohan Prem. Aprajith and Rohan put on 91 runs for the fifth wicket in 26.2 overs.
Later, Aparajith was once again joined by Pandey and together they made merry, putting on 140 runs in 37.1 overs for the sixth wicket.