England Lions are on the brink of the Duleep Trophy final after pulling off a stunning five-wicket victory over Central Zone.
Hampshire opener Michael Carberry struck 112 to help the Lions chase down a target of 296 in Vadadora.
Captain Michael Yardy (57) and Ed Joyce (54) also chipped in with half-centuries as the tourists got home shortly after lunch on the final day.
It represented a remarkable turnaround for England's second string, who had conceded a 115-run deficit after being bowled out for 155 first time around.
But Durham paceman Graham Onions then led a spirited fight-back with three wickets as Central Zone were skittled for 180 in their second innings to set-up an exciting fourth innings run chase.
The Lions must now avoid defeat against West Zone next week to guarantee a place in the final as they bid to become the first overseas winners of the competition.
"We had two bad sessions when we batted in the first innings," said Sussex batsman Yardy.
"Apart from that we played some really good cricket as a team.
"Obviously Michael (Carberry) will get the plaudits but Adil Rashid and Steve Kirby put on a crucial 35 on the second day and it showed everyone you could bat on this pitch.
"We knew we had to bowl them out for a relatively competitive score, so it was an all-round team effort.
"Ideally you put your runs on the board in the first innings - that's the best time to bat.
"But what we did in the chase was show if you get in and spend time in the middle it gets easier."