Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Delhi beat Andhra by six wickets, record second successive win

Pradeep Sangwan picks 3/33, Ishant claims 2/17 to restrict Andhra to 124/9; Anuj Rawat, Himmat Singh play vital knocks for Delhi

Delhi beat Andhra by six wickets, record second successive win

Delhi pacer Pradeep Sangwan. File Photo

Mumbai, January 13

Delhi recorded their second straight win in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, beating Andhra Pradesh by six wickets in an Elite Group E game here on Wednesday.

Put into bat at the Wankhede Stadium, Andhra were restricted to 124/9 in their 20 overs, as Delhi bowlers led by left-arm pacer Pradeep Sangwan (3/33) put up an impressive show.

Delhi chased the target with three overs to spare even as skipper and India opener Shikhar Dhawan (5) fell cheaply.

For Andhra, Ashwin Hebber, who walked in at No. 5 (32) was the top scorer as their entire top-order, including skipper Ambati Rayadu (1), stumper KS Bharat (8) and Ricky Bhuvi (0) struggled.

Andhra were reeling at 36 for four at one stage. Their innings never got going as Delhi made regular inroads. India speedster Ishant Sharma (2/17), right-arm pacer Simarjeet Singh (2/21) and off-spinner Lalit Yadav (2/22) played their roles to perfection.

For Delhi, the chase wasn't exactly a walk in the park as they were reduced to 10 for two. But Nitish Rana (27) and Anuj Rawat (33) shared 52-run stand for the third wicket to bring them back into the game.

After the two departed, Himmat Singh (32 not out) and Lalit Yadav (20 not out) ensured that there were no further hiccups as they forged an unbeaten 40-run partnership for the fifth wicket to take their side home. 

Delhi had defeated Mumbai in their opening game.

Brief Scores

Andhra Pradesh 124/9 (Ashwin Hebbar 32; Pradeep Sangwan 3/33, Ishant Sharma 2/17, Simarjeet Singh 2/21) lost to Delhi 128/4 (Anuj Rawat 33, Himmat Singh 32 not out; M Harishankar Reddy 2/40) by six wickets. 

Pondicherry 148/4 (Shedlon Jackson 82, Paras Dogra 32; Arun Chaprana 2/19) lost to Haryana 149/4 (Himanshu Rana 58, Shivam Chauhan 45; PankaJ Singh 2/31) by 6 wickets. PTI

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