Ranji A: Delhi slogs UP with 4 wickets win at Palam

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Ranji A: Delhi slogs UP with 4 wickets win at Palam
Nitish Rana hammered 67 runs in the final day, helping Delhi to reach the winning target.

In the Ranji Trophy match between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh the former won the match by 4 wickets. The final inning target for the team was 252 runs as the match reached the fourth day. On the final day, UP started with 223 runs for 7 wickets. Delhi bowlers did not take much time to wrap up UP’s inning at 229. Navdeep Saini toppled three wickets for Delhi in the morning session.

Delhi had the afternoon and the evening session to reach the target. This seemed as a complicated task, but the team managed the win impressive batting off Players like Unmukt Chand Nitish Rana and Milind Kumar. With the win, Delhi is now on the second position of the chart, while facing the defeat, UP slogged to the second last of the list.

Delhi steered the inning with the partnership of Chand and Rana. Together, the players put up 71. With the early knock, Delhi required a reachable target of 122 with 7 wickets at hand. The only loss, which did not matter much down the inning was of Gautam Gambhir, the opener. Chand scored 49 and Rana hammered a half century scoring 67 runs.

Chand’s dismissal brought Milind Kumar on the pitch together with Nitish Rana. The players paired for 52 runs reaching closer to the target. UP used its spinners to make things tougher for Delhi, but the players came out of the situation with matured play. It was the enterprise of Milind and Saini who hauled the score to the winning mark. Milind scored 48 and Saini added 20, both remaining unbeaten. The 26 off Rishabh Pant was also a crucial addition in the lower middle order.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu is faced an injury crisis as pace bowler T Natarajan is being dropped for an injured elbow. The bowler also missed the first two matches as he injured his knee. The recent elbow woe will keep the bowler out from the entire season because it might take up to six weeks to recover.



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