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Pant fires as Delhi crush Jammu and Kashmir by 8 wickets

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former made short work of a below-par with a 33-ball- 51 as won their second T20 match by eight wickets.

outclassed the wooden spooners of North Zone in all departments, never taking their foot off the pedal while chasing a paltry target of 101 in 11.3 overs.

Among the bowlers, left-arm spinner Pawan Negi (3/27 in 4 overs) was the most successful.

Rishabh hit a couple of straight sixes, including one off opposite number Parveez Rasool, which landed on the top-most tier of the Feroz stand.

He also pulled the medium pacers with disdain, hitting seven boundaries while adding 84 in nine overs with the controversial Sarthak Ranjan, who got a reprieve before making 31 off 20 balls.

Interestingly, Ranjan was sent to open against the weakest team in the zonal leg, replacing last match's half centurion Dhruv Shorey, who reportedly had an

Senior opener Gautam Gambhir, for only the sixth time in his 276-match T20 career, did not come to open the innings as Ranjan was given that opportunity.

He did hit three boundaries apart from two sixes. The first of the two sixes was a catch that was taken by the at long-on, but he crossed the boundary ropes after losing his balance.

Meanwhile, in the other match of the day, notched up their first win, beating by five wickets.

Batting first, scored 134/9 in 20 overs with Mandeep Singh contributing 30 off 18 balls, while Yuvraj Singh was dismissed by discard Jayant Yadav.

In reply, reached the target in 17.5 overs despite a tight spell by (2/16 in 4 overs).

Brief Scores:


Jammu & 100/9 in 20 overs (Parveez Rasool 37, Pawan Negi 3/27 in 4 overs)

Delhi 101/2 in 11.3 overs (51 off 33 balls, 31 off 20 balls). Delhi won by 8 wickets.

134/9 in 20 overs (Mandeep Singh 30, 3/23 in 4 overs)

134/5 in 17.5 overs (Harshal Patel 31 off 19 balls, 37 off 22 balls, 2/16 in 4 overs). Haryana won by 5 wickets.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 18:00 IST
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