Negi and Saini the heroes as Delhi win thriller

Delhi 200 for 8 (Negi 39 *, Frog 39, Anand 3-39) beat Jharkhand 199 (Virat 71, Saini 4-30) for two windows

Pawan Negi hit 35 of 23 balls BCCI

Navdeep Saini's four-goal drive and Pawan Negi's 39 undefeated helped Delhi sneak into the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy in a low-scoring thriller against Jharkhand. Chasing 200, Delhi traveled to 123 by 4 at one stage, but Jharkhand recovered with quick windows to reach 149 for 8. Finally, he took an undefeated position of 51 races for the ninth window between Negi and Saini to ensure the victory of Delhi. with only two reserve balls.

Saini's 4 for 30 helped Delhi to launch Jharkhand for 199. It could have been worse for Jharkhand if Virat Singh had not scored a 91-ball fight 71 to help them recover from 85 for 6. The batter on the left He made two crucial alliances: 55 with Shahbaz Nadeem for the seventh gate and 44 with Rahul Shukla for the ninth, while the last four windows contributed with 114.

In response, Delhi started positively, with Unmukt Chand hitting Varun Aaron by Four limits on eight balls, but he fell off the next, trying to hit again. Gambhir and Shorey stabilized the innings, helped in part by an injury to Shuka's hamstring. The bowler of the new ball left the field after playing only six installments.

Having passed the age of fifty, Delhi recovered again when part-time midfielder Anand Singh pulled Shorey for 15. Then, Gambhir was delivered by mistake. on the side of the leg with repetitions that show that the ball had only touched the pad. Two laps later, Anand had Himmat Singh puzzled, thanks to Captain Ishan Kishan's ability to dislodge the bails just as the batter raised his foot. Delhi suddenly went from 87 to 4.

Rana and Pranshu Vijayran came together and placed a fifth of 36 races, even when Kishan, with two batters left in the center, contained his left arm twists Nadeem and Anukul Roy .

However, it was Nadeem who tipped the game in favor of Jharkhand by having Rana trapped on the first slip of 39. Wickets kept falling after that and when Roy eliminated Lalit Yadav, Delhi lost eight and still needed 51 more . for victory.

What worked in his favor was that there were still 73 balls left in the game, which allowed Negi and Saini to move slowly towards the goal. With three needed since the last time, Jaskaran Singh gave Jharkhand one last hope by throwing two point balls. However, Negi beat the third over midwicket for a pair to level the scores before sculpting the following covers to reserve Delhi's place in the final against Mumbai on Saturday.

In the morning, Saini and Khejroliya had Jharkhand in the backward movement from the beginning, literally and figuratively. They used the short ball with good results, surprising the hitters regularly with a soft bounce.

Saini dismissed the Kishan in the form of a duck in the first part of the match. The first game went down the track, but could not reach the field and ended up falling behind.

Khejroliya was also rewarded by some disciplined bowling. Shasheem Rathour tried to push him away from his length by charging against him, only to throw the ball into an extra position where Himmat stepped back to catch him comfortably.

Saini was taken out after a four-on spell but feeling the pressure building, Gambhir brought him back in 12 more. The fast bowler restored the confidence of his captain by dismissing Saurabh Tiwary and reduced Jharkhand to 35 for 3. Kumar Deobrat also did not last long and took a Saini bouncer to Chick's carrier.

delicious limits in the middle. But it was the lack of rotation of blows that damaged Jharkhand. And when Anand also left for a ball of 36 balls of 80, which was removed from Khejroliya, Jharkhand fought with 74 for 5.

Nadeem joined Virat and the two began to fight in singles. Khejroliya was reintroduced in 34, but Virat welcomed him with four successive legs. He and Nadeem took the side to 140 before Nadeem was defeated by Rana for 29. Virat was the last man fired in the penultimate time. However, he could take Jharkhand only to a competitive total, and not to a winning one.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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