Gambhir 104, Khejroliya hat-trick book Delhi

Delhi 230 for 5 (Gambhir 104, Shorey 50, Tewatia 3-32) beat Haryana 229 (Bishnoi 85, Chandila 59, Khejroliya 6-31) for five strands

Gautam Gambhir scored a 16-ball 15 BCCI

Gautam Gambhir and Kulwant Khejroliya led Delhi to the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19, with a century and a hat-trick respectively, for five wicket win over Haryana at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru. Delhi will now face the winner of the Jharkhand-Maharashtra quarterfinals in the same place on October 18.

Delhi, which finished second in the group A and B group, first fired Haryana by 229 thanks to the 6 of Khejroliya. 31. After that, Gambhir, celebrating his 37th birthday, broke 104 balls of 72 balls when they won in 39.2 passes.

The story of how Kuljant Khejroliya went from waiting at tables in Goa to be discovered in Delhi is now well known During his early years, Khejroliya had to thank coach Sanjay Bharadwaj for advising him, along with Gautam Gambhir . "Sanjay Bhardawaj took care of all my expenses, the stay and the food in Delhi, he supported me like a son," Khejroliya said on Sunday after the quarterfinals. "And then Gautam bhaiya Nitish Rana bhaiya Unmukt bhaiya are all from the same club, they all supported me.

] When I came to the Academy from Cricket Lal Bahadur Shastri, Gautam bhaiya used to practice there, I made a ball with him in the nets and told the Lord that "the boy has a lot of talent, you should concentrate on him, pay attention to his physical condition and diet. "And every time he came, I asked him for advice and he always helped me, tell me what areas to work in. Even now, I ask him if I have any questions, he tells us that if we want to move forward, we have to play with a certain attitude" .

Haryana's decision to hit was counterproductive, with two Khejroliya windows that reduced them to 37 by 3 in the tenth. Abrear Chaitanya Bishnoi joined the No. 5 Pramod Chandila to raise 140 for the fourth field, since Haryana seemed to get rid of the first incursions.

However, with the team 177 for 3 in 39th place and looking good to reach more than 250, Khejroliya took a 'hat-trick'. which included the two established players. Returning to the attack, got Bishnoi (85) put an end to the ball while trying to clear the field and Gambhir kept the catch on the deck. Chandila was knocked down by one who returned to the seam and left for 59. Finally, Amit Mishra was caught in the front with a complete delivery, which gave Khejroliya his second list of five pitches.

to obtain Arun Chaprana also, for his best numbers on List A, improving the 5 by 22 Ook against Uttar Pradesh in March 2017. He scored a good comeback after an injury to Khejroliya who played only two games against end of the league stage, having eliminated the rest with a sore elbow.

"Gautam bhaiya told me that this is a very important end and if I can get a wicket, it would be brilliant," Khejroliya said after he finished the game of his & # 39; hat-trick & # 39; "I wanted to throw from stump to stump with a good line and length, since there was also a good setback, there was no plan for the hat-trick ball, I kind of wanted to pull forward and [it] worked" . 19659004] After Bishnoi and Chandila, 18 extras were the next best contribution for Haryana, and no other batter exceeded 15, as they were sent off at 49.1.

Haryana's strength in the tournament had been his bowling, but Gambhir was left with bowling. The game leaves with an aggressive start. Playing his shots from the start, he got Delhi to launch into a wheel, with an execution rate that stayed above six for three-quarters of the chase. Gambhir was severe with all the bowlers, and forced Mishra to remove Yuzvendra Chahal from the attack early, giving him a slap on three legs in the third. Haryana had thrown herself with a heavy spin attack that had no less than three legs on Chahal, Mishra and Rahul Tewatia, along with Jayant Yadav's free kick. While that was his best attack, he also played in the hands of Gambhir, who is an excellent spin player.

Gambhir lifted his 69-ball century, his second tournament after the 151 he had made against Kerala in a league. match. Now he has 490 runs and ranks third at the table, only 12 behind Puneet Bisht, the Meghalaya professional and former Gambhir teammate in Delhi, and Abhinav Mukund, who has 560 runs. Interestingly, before hitting these two hundred, the last time Gambhir reached three figures in a game over 50 was in an ODI against Sri Lanka in July 2012.

On the other end, Dhruv Shorey gave him a solid support for Gambhir with a patient half a century. Shorey was not always fluent, but dared to run 118 runs in 21.4 over for the second wicket after Unmukt Chand was left behind by 15. In a short time, trying to create space to hit Tewatia on the offside side , Gambhir lost the ball. and he dragged his foot out to be perplexed.

Gambhir's ventil led to a mini wobble for Delhi, with Tewatia taking three windows. They went from 172 for 1 to 185 for 4, they lost to Shorey and Himmat Singh, but with the objective not far away and with a lot of free time, the fast 37 of 28 balls of Nitish Frog did not assure more alarms. Rana fell with the victory in sight, but by then Delhi had almost booked her semifinal date.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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