Ranji Trophy: Delhi trump Maharashtra by nine wickets, pocket six points
Delhi beat Maharashtra by nine wickets in their Ranji Trophy Group match.
New Delhi: Young batsman Dhruv Shorey hit his maiden first class hundred before Delhi orchestrated another Maharashtra batting collapse en route to an impressive nine-wicket win in their Ranji Trophy Group match, which finished on the second day, here.
Delhi resumed their first innings at 157 for four and ended up 230 all out, to take a crucial 150-run lead. No Delhi batsman, except Shorey, offered resistance.
Playing only his second first class game, Shorey resumed at 57 and remained unconquered but others struggled. His 104- run knock came off 176 balls with nine fours and four shots over the ropes.
None of the other Delhi batsmen managed double-digit score but the hosts made up with another strong bowling performance as they bowled out the visitors for just 176.
Many Maharashtra batsmen got starts but they could not convert them into big ones. Left-arm spinner Manan Sharma was the most successful bowler for Delhi with four for 47. Manan ripped apart the Maharashtra middle-order.
Off-spinner Pawan Negi took two wickets.
Chasing 27 runs to win, Delhi took 14 overs to complete the comprehensive win. They lost Unmukt Chand (12) while Shorey remained unbeaten at 11 in the second innings too.
Maharashtra 80 and 176 in 56 overs.(Sangram Atitkar 30, Harshad Khadiwale 26; Manan Sharma
Delhi 230 & 30 for 1 in 14 overs.