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Shorey, Bhati star in easy Delhi victory

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In-form Shorey showed a different facet of his batsmanship, hitting four sixes in his unbeaten 59 off 44 balls as beat by seven wickets in a North Zone encounter of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.

Chasing 154, romped home in 17 overs to remain in contention for the knock out stages after losing their opener against by two runs.

Shorey added 82 runs with Nitish Rana (39 off 26 balls) as were not for once put under pressure by

Veteran -- looking overweight and unfit -- was blasted for 32 runs in his three overs.

Dhruv, normally known for his defensive batting in longer formats, hit some straight sixes with ease as he controlled the proceedings from the start after Gautam (19) and Rishabh Pant (9) didn't score many.

When bowled, medium pacer Subodh Bhati (3/25 in 4 overs) replacing leg-spinner Tejas Baroka, used clever variation of slower deliveries as failed to deliver in the back 10.

Meanwhile, registered their second successive victory beating Services by eight wickets.

Batting first, Services scored a meagre 140 for nine in 20 overs with Manpreet Gony grabbing four for 18.

In reply, Mandeep Singh smashed his way to 84 off 56 balls alongside Yuvraj Singh (35 no) to end the match in the 18th over.

Brief Scores

153/6 in 20 overs (Chaitanya Bishnoi 65 off 56, Subodh Bhati 3/25 in 4 overs).

154/3 in 17 overs (Shorey 59 no off 44 balls, Nitish Rana 39).

won by 7 wickets.

Services 140/9 (Manpreet Grewal 4/18).

141/2 in 19.1 overs (Mandeep Singh 84 no in 56 balls, Yuvraj Singh 35 no). won by 8 wickets.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 16:45 IST