Unmukt powers Delhi into quarters
Opener Unmukt Chand smashed an unbeaten 118 off 99 balls to fire Delhi to a nine wicket win over Andhra and reach the quarterfinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Friday. Delhi ended Group C in second spot, having earned 12 points from five wins in six matches.
Vidarbha topped the group with 12 points on a better run-rate.
Thanks to the fireworks provided by Chand, Delhi made short work of the 184-run target, reaching home in 34.1 overs.
Andhra ended their innings at 183 with left-arm spinner Pawan Negi (3/29) being the pick of Delhi bowlers.
Chand hit top form after failing in his last three innings. His sublime knock comprised 14 fours and four sixes. Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir was run out after making 30 runs off 60 balls. The southpaw’s 67 against Odisha was his sole fifty plus knock in the league stage. Chand had the company of Himmat Singh (29 not out off 46) towards the end of the successful chase.
Brief scores: Andhra 183 all out 49.2 overs (D Siva Kumar 38; Pawan Negi 3/29). Delhi 184/1 in 34.1 overs (Unmukt 118 not out).