Delhi bowl out Gujarat for 71 in Ranji Super League

New Delhi: Delhi produced a sensational seam bowling display, dismissing Gujarat for a paltry 71 on the rain-affected first day of their Ranji Trophy Super League Group A match here on Wednesday.

The pace trio of Pradeep Sangwan, Sumit Narwal and Pawan Suyal bundled out Gujarat in just 23.4 overs after the visitors opted to bat at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium.

Suyal claimed four for 27 while Sangwan and Narwal took three wickets apiece for 16 and 23 runs respectively.

Only three Gujarat batsmen could reach double figures with Niraj Patel (21) being the top-scorer.

The Gujarat batting collapsed like nine pins with the biggest partnership being the 14-run stand between Pratharesh Parmar (12) and Rohit Dahiya (12) for the sixth wicket.

In reply, Delhi were off to a sound start as they reached 39 for no loss in just nine overs before heavy rain and bad light forced the draw of early stumps.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan and Unmukt Chand were batting at 24 and 15 runs respectively.

Dhawan scored 20 out of his 24 runs from boundaries from the 26 deliveries he faced today while Chand hit three fours from 28 balls.

Brief Scores:

Gujarat 1st Innings: 71 all out in 23.4 overs (Niraj Patel 21; Pawan Suyal 4/27, Pradeep Sangwan 3/16, Sumit Narwal 3/23).

Delhi 1st Innings: 39 for no loss from nine overs (Shikhar Dhawan batting 24, Unmukt Chand batting 15).