Dhawan, Him­mat knocks in vain as Delhi lose to UP

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport -

Vadodara: Shikhar Dhawan’s half-cen­tury went in vain as Ut­tar Pradesh pro­duced a su­perla­tive all-round per­for­mance to reg­is­ter a com­fort­able fivewicket win over Delhi in a Group B match of the Vi­jay Hazare Tro­phy here on Tues­day. Dhawan, who opens In­dia’s in­nings in lim­ited-over cricket, scored a 74-ball 54 at the top of the or­der be­fore No. 6 bats­man Him­mat Singh came up with a 77-ball 64 to lift Delhi to 204 for eight in their stip­u­lated 50 overs.

In their run chase, Ut­tar Pradesh re­cov­ered from a wob­bly start to over­haul the tar­get, scor­ing 207 for five in 29 overs, rid­ing on Priyam Garg’s quick­fire 52-ball 79 and a 62-ball 57 by Upen­dra Ya­dav.

Ear­lier, Ut­tar Pradesh bowlers, led by Mohsin Khan, pro­duced a dis­ci­plined per­for­mance as they achieved break­throughs reg­u­larly and didn’t al­low Delhi to post a big score. Mohsin (3/49) scalped three wick­ets, Ankit Ra­jpoot (2/45) took two, while Mo­hit Jan­gra (1/22), Sau­rabh Ku­mar (1/33) and Rinku Singh (1/21) also chipped in with one wicket each.

In an­other match, Vi­darbha can­tered to a com­pre­hen­sive nine-wicket win over Haryana, cour­tesy a splen­did per­for­mance by the bowlers, spear­headed by Dar­shan Nalka­nde (4/25). Skip­per


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