Vijay Hazare Trophy: Delhi outclass Tripura for 2nd win; Maharashtra tops Group B with victory over Uttar Pradesh

Despite an all-win record, Delhi are now second in Group B behind Maharashtra, who too have a 100 percent record but are ahead on net run rate.

PTI, February 07, 2018

Dharamsala: Delhi produced a solid top-order batting performance to beat Tripura by seven wickets and register their second win in Group B of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Wednesday.

Sent into bat, Tripura rode on half-centuries from opener Bishal Ghosh (84), Yashpal Singh (61) and Gurinder Singh (54 not out) to post a challenging 298 for seven in 50 overs.

But the total wasn't enough as Tripura bowlers fizzled in front of Delhi's top-order with Nitish Rana top-scoring with a 60-ball unbeaten 94 while chasing down the target in 39.1 overs.

Representative photo. Getty Images

Representational image. Getty Images

Besides Rana, Unmukt Chand carried on his good form with a 65-ball 55 and together with Hiten Dalal (76) shared 93 runs for the opening stand to set the platform for the chase.

Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant too played a fiery knock of 56 that came off just 18 balls.

Despite an all-win record, Delhi are now second in Group B behind Maharashtra, who too have a 100 percent record but are ahead on net run rate.

Maharashtra defeated Uttar Pradesh comfortably by 105 runs in another Group B match in Bilaspur.

Sent into bat, Maharashtra posted a massive 343 for five riding on Ankit Bawane's unbeaten 117 and then bowled out Uttar Pradesh for 238 in 44.3 overs.

Brief Scores:
Tripura: 298 for 7 in 50 overs (Bishal Ghosh 84, Yashpal Singh 61; Kulwant Khejroliya 2/51) lost to Delhi: 300 for 3 in 39.1 overs (Nitish Rana 94 not out, Hiten Dalal 76; Udiyan Bose 2/40) by 7 wickets.
Maharashtra: 343 for 5 in 50 overs (Ankit Bawne 117 not out; Saurabh Kumar 2/51) won by 105 runs against Uttar Pradesh: 238 all out in 44.3 overs (Mohammad Saif 49; Satyajeet Bachhav 2/25).

Updated Date: Feb 07, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114