Unmukt Chand fires Delhi to Hazare quarters

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Delhi opener Unmukt Chand dismissed an dominant 99-ball 118 to assistance Delhi sign quarter-final berth in a ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. Chand’s assertive hit hermetic a extensive nine-wicket win, with 95 balls to spare, and took them to 20 points with 5 wins in a competition.

Chasing has never been easy in a contest during Kotla. Teams have struggled and have found ways to make a compare interesting. Chand, however, was in a opposite mood on Friday.

The stylish right-hander finished his gaunt patch and scored his runs during a healthy rate, attack 4 large hits in a process. The 22-year-old, after stitching a 114-run partnership with captain Gautam Gambhir, took Delhi over a line with debutant Himmat Singh, who remained dominant on 29.

Delhi were off a blocks in a precipitate in a 184-run chase. While Gambhir was sharp as usual, Chand kept a scorers bustling on a ideal winter afternoon.

The former India U-19 captain scored his initial fifty in 42 balls and his remaining 76 came off usually 57 deliveries.

The right-hander’s lapse to form is a large certain for Delhi forward of a quarters. In a shorter format, starts play a essential purpose and Delhi weren’t removing any in a organisation fixtures, compartment Friday. On a some-more personal front, this hit would do Chand a universe of good as a youngster didn’t strech 3 total via a Ranji Trophy deteriorate — his top being 99.

Heading into a knockouts, Delhi, however, have their share of troubles with a bowling department. Ishant Sharma did lapse to movement after a niggle, though Ashish Nehra, after personification a final game, was missing. Pradeep Sangwan, too, is down with an injury. This leaves a cube of their join dialect underneath repairs cloud.

As distant as a spinners are concerned, Delhi have small to worry about. Both Manan Sharma and Pawan Negi have bowled good in tandem and have contained a upsurge of runs in a center overs. With a knockouts scheduled in Chennai, a twin are approaching to play a essential role.

Against Andhra too, Negi ran by a center sequence with an accurate spell and returned with considerable total of 3/29. Manan complimented him good with 1/39. Delhi seamers did trickle some runs early on though a spinners did a excellent repairs control to gold out a visitors for 183 in 49.2 overs. None of a Andhra batsmen reached a fifty-run symbol and, a center sequence in particular, found life formidable opposite Negi.