Rawat shines as Delhi clinches U-23 C. K. Nayudu trophy

Delhi chased the modest target of 238 in their second innings, against Mumbai, in 54.5 overs with five wickets in hand.

Earlier, Delhi had bowled out Mumbai for paltry 230 in the first innings and then managed to put 260/9 declared on the board in their first innings.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Delhi's middle-order survived early blows to ensure it defeated Mumbai by five wickets to lift the Col. C.K. Nayudu Trophy (under-23) inter-state cricket tournament on Wednesday.

Chasing a target of 238, Dinesh Mor's vital partnerships with captain Jonty Sidhu and Lalit Yadav ensured Delhi overhauled the target in the morning session of the last day's play at the Sharad Pawar Cricket Academy ground.

C. K. Nayudu Trophy: Delhi on course for title win

If Mumbai was to put Delhi under pressure, the home team needed early wickets. With a couple of quick wickets, Delhi stuttered.

Sairaj Patil got rid of overnight opener off the sixth ball of the morning and three overs hence, Minad Manjrekar disturbed Yash Sehrawat's woodwork. Delhi, after starting the day at 128 for two, was tottering at 133 for four. Mor then combined with Sidhu, with the captain dominating the 56-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Yadav then hit a string of fours to ensure Delhi overhauled the target without any further damage.

Brief scores

Mumbai U-23 230 & 267 lost to Delhi U-23 260 & 239 for five in 54.5 overs (Anuj Rawat 75, Dinesh Mor 46*, Jonty Sidhu 40, Rajesh Sharma 34, Lalit Yadav 31*; Sairaj Patil two for 57).

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