The Delhi tempo trio continued to run via the opposition batting line-up with none fuss to arrange its second convincing win in as many outings within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Wednesday. Thanks to the pacers sharing seven wickets between them, Delhi outclassed Andhra by six wickets and three overs to spare on the Wankhede Stadium.
With its second facile win in three days, Shikhar Dhawan and Co. high the Group E standings, with a wholesome web run price. If Monday noticed Delhi strangulate Mumbai’s top-order whereas defending a gargantuan complete, on Wednesday, the pacers justified captain Dhawan’s religion in them whereas electing to area first.
Veteran Ishant Sharma (two for17), promising Simarjeet Singh (two for 21) and seasoned Pradeep Sangwan (three for 33) wreaked havoc within the Andhra top-order to make sure Andhra didn’t get off to a very good begin. They just about repeated their power-packed efficiency within the Powerplay towards Mumbai.
Having decreased Mumbai to 17 for 4 within the fifth over on Monday, on Wednesday noticed the trio leaving Andhra reeling at 15 for 3, accounting for the three batsmen on whom Andhra’s batting is reliant. While Simrajeet induced an edge off Okay.S. Bharat within the second over, Ishant cleaned up Ricky Bhui for a blob within the subsequent over. Simrajeet then had the prize scalp within the subsequent over, cleansing up captain Ambati Rayudu.
The injury was an excessive amount of to deal with as Andhra crawled to 35 for 3 on the half-way stage. Thanks to a late cost by Okay.V. Sasikanth and Shoaib Mohammed Khan, Andhra managed to complete at 124 for 9.
A goal of 125 was by no means going to be difficult for Delhi. Despite Harishankar Reddy dismissing openers Shikhar Dhawan and Hiten Dalal within the second over, Nitish Rana and Anuj Rawat steadied the ship with a 52-run partnership earlier than Himmat Singh and all rounder Lalit Yadav completed the proceedings with three overs to spare.
Andhra Pradesh 124/9 (Ashwin Hebbar 32; Pradeep Sangwan 3/33, Ishant Sharma 2/17, Simarjeet Singh 2/21) misplaced to Delhi 128/4 (Anuj Rawat 33; Himmat Singh 32 not out; M Harishankar Reddy 2/40) by six wickets.
Pondicherry 148/4 (Shedlon Jackson 82, Paras Dogra 32; Arun Chaprana 2/19) misplaced to Haryana 149/4 (Himanshu Rana 58, Shivam Chauhan 45; PankaJ Singh 2/31) by six wickets.