The offspinner took a five-wicket haul to end India Green's innings swiftly, but for a tournament that has largely lost context, where will this performance rank?
The pair scored unbeaten centuries - it was Priyank Panchal's second ton of the match - as India Red set India Green a massive 474 for the win
On a day when 16 wickets tumbled, India Green lost their last eight for 34 runs as they conceded a first-innings lead of 166
The domestic season kicked off with the first day's action from the pink-ball Duleep Trophy encounter between India Red and India Green
Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif and S Badrinath have been picked to lead India Blue, Green and Red respectively in this year's NKP Salve Challenger Trophy
Three plucky half-centuries helped India Red seal a spot in the final of the Challenger Series, wrapping up the final league game by a comfortable 39-run margin.
India Blue rode on a batting masterclass by Sachin Tendulkar to thrash the Greens by a massive 268 runs and assure themselves of a place in the final of the Challenger Trophy
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