Pune: Delhi skipper Gautam Gambhir missed out on a hundred as the visitors conceded a slender 23-run first innings lead against Maharashtra in a Ranji Trophy cricket match here today.
In reply to Maharashtra's first innings score of 330, Delhi were all-out for 307 after starting the day at a relatively comfortable 240 for four.
Maharashtra have reached 187 for five in their second innings with an overall lead of 210 runs and would be looking to play out the day to bag three points.
Skipper Gambhir, who started the day on 93, could add only one run to his individual score as seamer Chirag Khurana dismissed him caught by Dominic Joseph in the second over of the third day.
Gambhir's 94 off 222 balls had seven fours and a six and he added 92 runs with another veteran Rajat Bhatia (65).
Brief Scores: Maharashtra 1st Innings 330 & 187/5 (Harshad Khadiwale 63, Chirag Khurana 63, Sumit Narwal 2/43, Parvinder Awana 2/42).
Delhi 307 (Gautam Gambhir 94, Virender Sehwag 66, Rajat Bhatia 65, Anupam Sanklecha 4/62).