Duleep Trophy 2017: India Blue to take on India Red in final after rain washes away India Green's hopes

India Blue got three points from their previous match, while India Red already had seven points from two games in their kitty with an outright win against the Green team in the opening fixture.

PTI, Sep,22 2017

Kanpur: The Duleep Trophy match between India Green and India Blue ended in a draw after relentless rain washed out play for the third day in a row.

The result means that India Blue and India Red will meet in the final.

File image of Suresh Raina. AFP

File image of India Blue captain Suresh Raina. AFP

India Blue got three points from their previous match, while India Red already had seven points from two games in their kitty with an outright win against the Green team in the opening fixture.

The final will be played from 25 September in Lucknow.

India Green, on the first day of the play, had taken 13 wickets to push their case to make the final but rains on the other three days dashed their hopes.

On the opening day of the final round robin fixture of the tournament, India Green had dismissed the Blue team for a paltry 177 before reaching 100 for three at stumps.

Parveez Rasool was the star for India Green with five wickets for 70 runs in 17 overs.

Senior India speedster Ishant Sharma, playing a first- class match after six months, bowled a steady line, taking one for 15 in seven overs.

Published Date: Sep 22, 2017 | Updated Date: Sep 22, 2017




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3888 111
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4058 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6680 119
3 New Zealand 6650 117
4 England 6483 116
5 Australia 6077 113
6 Pakistan 4875 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 2262 126
2 Pakistan 2843 124
3 India 3385 121
4 England 2029 119
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 South Africa 2238 112