Good shows by Sehwag, Unmukt lift delhi
Unmukt Chand and Virender Sehwag struck delightful half-centuries to give Delhi the honours against Rajasthan on another fog-hit day in a group B encounter of Ranji Trophy on Monday. Starting on their overnight score of 10 for one in response to Rajasthan’s 141 in the first innings, Delhi lost Varun Sood (8) early after play started post lunch due to dense fog in the capital, but the hosts soon gained ground to finish on 201 for three on a day when only 52 overs were possible. Unmukt (87 batting) and Sehwag (64) made full use of the afternoon sunshine to stitch a 128-run third-wicket partnership and give the Gautam Gambhir-led side a vital 60-run first innings lead. Sehwag played some entertaining strokes in his 90-ball stay, laced with eight boundaries and a six that took the dashing batsman to his 52nd first-class half-century. The duo helped Delhi accumulate 131 runs in the post-lunch session to take tea at 141 for two in 38 overs. Just after the tea-break, Sehwag was dismissed by medium-pacer Shailender Gehlot. BRIEFSCORES Rajasthan 1st innings 141; Delhi 1st innings 201/3 (Unmukt Chand 87 not out, Virender Sehwag 64).