Mishra leads Delhi fightback in weather-hit Ranji clash

Rajkot: Delhi Spinner Vikas Mishra took four wickets after Saurashtra openers put on a tremendous partnership as the rain-hit Ranji Trophy Super League match is heading for a draw.

Hosts Saurashtra were 231 for six at stumps on day three after Delhi skipper won the toss and opted to field at Khandheri Cricket Stadium.

Jaydev Shah (43) and Kamlesh Makwana (6) were at the crease when stumps were drawn for the day.

The first two days of the contest were lost due to rain and poor playing conditions.

Chirag Pathak (58) and Bhushan Chauhan (58) shared a 104-run stand to give Saurashtra a tremendous start but the hosts lost the plot after the openers made their way back to pavilion.

Pathak`s knock came in 95 balls while Chauhan`s was a quite slow innings as he took 151 balls for his 58 runs.

Mishra drew the first blood by scalping Pathak and then accounted before prolific Cheteshwar Pujara (10), Sagar Jogiyani (6) and Pratik Mehta (0).

The host side failed to build on the good start given to them by Pathak and Chauhan and kept losing the wickets at regular intrerval.

Had it not been a patient knock by Shah, they would have been in more trouble.

Shah was aggressive during his stay as he hit six fours and a six in his 70-ball unbeaten knock.

Brief Scores:

Saurashtra 231 for 6 in 75 overs. (Chirag Pathak 58, Bhushan Chauhan 58, Jaydev Shah bating 43; Vikas Mishra 4/33).

PTI

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