Delhi recorded its second straight win within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy after beating Andhra Pradesh by six wickets in an Elite Group E recreation in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Put into bat on the Wankhede Stadium, Andhra was restricted to 124/9 in its 20 overs, as Delhi bowlers led by left-arm pacer Pradeep Sangwan (3/33), put up a powerful present.
Delhi chased the goal with three overs to spare whilst skipper and India opener Shikhar Dhawan (5) fell cheaply.
For Andhra, Ashwin Hebber, who walked in at quantity 5 (32) was the highest scorer because the aspect’s complete top-order together with skipper Ambati Rayadu (1), wicketkeeper Ok.S. Bharat (8) and Ricky Bhuvi (0) struggled.
Andhra was reeling at 36 for 4 at one stage. Their innings by no means acquired going as Delhi made common inroads. India speedster Ishant Sharma (2/17), right-arm pacer Simarjeet Singh (2/21) and off-spinner Lalit Yadav (2/22) performed their roles to perfection.
For Delhi, the chase wasn’t precisely a stroll within the park because it was diminished to 10 for 2. But Nitish Rana (27) and Anuj Rawat (33) shared 52-runs for the third wicket to convey their group again into the sport.
After the 2 departed, Himmat Singh (32 not out) and Lalit Yadav (20 not out) ensured that there have been no additional hiccups as they cast an unbeaten 40-run fifth wicket stand to take their aspect dwelling.
Delhi had defeated Mumbai in its opening recreation.
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.