Visakhapatnam: Defending champions South Zone scored a thrilling ten-run victory against East in the Deodhar Trophy tournament on Thursday.
Electing to bat, South scored 261 with Test-discard Hemang Badani scripting an elegant innings of 108 while East were bundled out for 251 with four balls to spare.
Shiv Sundar Das and M.S. Dhoni tried to steady the Eastís reply with a brilliant 62-run partnership for the third wicket. But the Eastís tail was not good enough to keep up the momentum as they were dismissed for 251 in 49.1 overs. (PTI)