Subramaniam Badrinath represented India in all three formats of the game.
Pragyan Ojha picked up 5/30, while Sudip Chatterjee scored an elegant century as Bengal eye big lead against Vidharbha during their Ranji Trophy game in Kolkata.
Pankaj Singh took 4 for 41 for Rajasthan. S Badrinath (50), Ramaswamy Prasanna (56 batting) and Vijay Shankar (57 batting) hit half-centuries for Tamil Nadu.
In reply to a mammoth 532 for eight declared, Madhya Pradesh were bowled out for 269 in their first innings and were 196 for three in their second essay when stumps were drawn on the fourth and final day at Holkar Cricket Stadium.
Badrinath added 122 more runs to his overnight 126 and was the last man out on Friday at the Holkar Cricket Stadium.
The move came after agitated Youth Congress workers barged into its office on Monday and forced them to give a written apology for their statement against Tharoor, who had criticised KCA after rain washed out the fourth day's play of the Duleep Trophy final between North Zone and South Zone on Sunday.
KCA President, T C Mathew responded saying Tharoor's tweet was "immature" and had been made without understanding facts.
The weather has been inclement in Kochi over past one week which lead to North winning their semi-final against East by virtue of spin of coin with only two full days of play possible.
With no first innings lead to look at due to relentless rain on the fourth day and soggy conditions on the reserve fifth day, luck sided with North Zone when the coin was used to pick the winner.
Ian Dev Singh posted a scintillating 145, while Rajat Paliwal and Nitin Saini also scored unbeaten centuries as North Zone amassed a mammoth 591 for eight declared in their first innings against East Zone on the third day of the Duleep Trophy in Kochi on Saturday.
Resuming at overnight 137/2, Abhinav Mukund (111) and Baba Aparajith (109) shared a 190-run third wicket stand to give South the upperhand in the match.
Central team has decided to go in with three seamers and specialist spinner, Piyush Chawla. They will also have the additional strength of experienced Mohammed Kaif.
Harbhajan, whose last longest format game was second Test against Australia in Hyderabad last March, is happy to play whatever match is coming his way.
Baba Aparajith (212) and Manish Pandey (213) added 330 runs in 84.1 overs for the fourth and sixth wicket for South Zone.
It was an unbroken partnership of 161 between Aparajith (93 batting), who is just seven short of his second first-class century and Pandey (81 batting) that took South to a position of safety after they were reduced to 52 for three in 16 overs.
West Zone will be without Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and Abhishek Nayar to name a few in the four-day match starting on Thursday.
Sandeep Patil & Co recall southpaw for first half of the limited overs series against Australia.
It is still not clear whether the selectors would choose a separate squad for the lone T20 International which will enable them to be flexible and include a few more players in both formats.