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Vintage Sehwag leads Delhi to easy victory

A vintage Virender Sehwag revived old memories with a dazzling 85 to power Delhi to a 26-run win over Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in a North Zone leg match of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 tournament on Tuesday. Coming to bat at number three position, Sehwag sent the J&K bowlers for a leatherhunt to score his runs off just 50 balls with the help of seven boundaries and five sixes and help Delhi pile up a competitive 159 runs for the loss of six wickets at the Feroze Shah Kotla ground.

Sent into bat, Delhi did not have the best of starts Unmukt Chand (5) and skipper Gautam Gambhir (10) fell cheaply. The hosts kept on losing wickets at regulat intervals before Sehwag and Vaibhav Rawal (39) shared a 72-run stand for the fifth wicket in quick time to help Delhi get past the 150-run mark. Right-arm pacer Umar Nazir Mir was the pick of the bowlers for J&K with figures of two for 19 from his four overs. Chasing the target, J&K could only muster 133 runs for seven wickets with opener Adil Rashid top-scoring with a 41-ball 47 while Ian Dev Singh made 36.

Pacer Vikas Tokas (2/31) and left-arm orthodox bowler Pawan Negi (2/30) picked up two wickets apiece for Delhi. BriefScores Delhi: 159/6 (Sehwag 85; ) vs J&K: 133 for 7 in 20 overs (Adil Rashid 47, Pawan Negi 2/30).


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