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Gambhir, Unmukt shine as Delhi fight back

Skipper Gautam Gambhir in company of his deputy Unmukt Chand got into a damage control mode with fighting half-centuries as Delhi put up a <g data-gr-id="15">much improved</g> performance on the second day of their Ranji Trophy match against Rajasthan taking their overall lead to 74 runs.

After being skittled out for 138 on the opening day, the Delhi bowlers did a decent job to restrict Rajasthan to 240 keeping the first innings lead to 102. Delhi gave a better account of themselves finishing the day at 176 for one.

Skipper Gambhir took charge in the second essay with a fighting unbeaten 77 and added 166 for the opening stand with Unmukt who struck 84.

While Gambhir’s 146-ball knock had eight boundaries as he was very cautious knowing that a lot rests on his experienced shoulders. <g data-gr-id="17">Unmukt,</g> also displayed maturity during his 147-ball stay at the wicket that yielded 13 boundaries and a six. The former India U-19 captain should have got a 
century but was caught behind off Manjeet Singh’s bowling.
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