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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Shikhar Dhawan falls for duck in Delhi’s win over Jharkhand


Shikhar Dhawan failed to worry the scorers as he was suspended for a duck against Jharkhand.© AFP

Veteran opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan did not manage to bother the scorers, but the talented Himmat Singh anchored the chase with a good century when Delhi Jharkhand easily won by six wickets in a group C league match of the Vijay Hazare on Wednesday trophy. Jharkhand batted first and scored 263 for 8, with captain Virat Singh contributing a patient 79 and Kaushal Singh scoring with 69. Delhi captain Pradeep Sangwan scored three for 46. In response, opening batsman Dhawan, who is going to South Africa for the one-day match series, was grabbed by Anukul Roy of Varun Aaron’s bowling.

But Dhruv Shorey (64 off 82 balls) and Himmat (113 off 124 balls) added 127 for the second wicket in 25 overs to bring things under control.

While Shorey hit seven boundaries, Himmat, considered one of the best talents to come from Delhi stable, had 11 fours and a six on his scoring stick.

Delhi did shake a bit at 183 for 4, but Himmat was joined by Khsitiz Sharma (43 not out of 39 balls) as their uninterrupted stand of 81 ensured they came home with as many as three overs to spare.

In other matches of the group, Saurashtra UP beat 32 runs at Sector 16 Stadium in Chandigarh, while Hyderabad beat Haryana by five wickets in the group’s third match in Mullanpur.

Short counts:

Jharkhand 263/8 (Virat Singh 79, Kaushal Singh 69, Pradeep Sangwan 3/46) Delhi 264/4 in 47 overs (Himmat Singh 113, Dhruv Shorey 64, Shokhar Dhawan 0). Delhi won by 6 wickets.

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Saurashtra 223 (Jaydev Unadkat 33, Shivam Mavi 4/26). UP 191 (Rinku Sigh 65, Chirag Jani 5/35). Saurasjtra wins by 32 runs.

Haryana 162 (Yashu Sharma 68, Tilak Verma 4/23). Hyderabad 167/5 (Tanmay Agarwal 77). Hyderabad won by 5 wickets.

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