Vijay Hazare Trophy: Chand’s 116 ensures 55-run win for Delhi

Put into bat, the Delhi openers were off to a fine start, sharing a 107-run stand.

Unmukt Chand of Delhi scored a match-winning 116. (File Photo)   -  PTI

Opener Unmukt Chand came up with a fine performance as it was his prolific 116 that allowed Delhi to register a 55-run win over Uttar Pradesh in a Group B tie of the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, at the Lohnu Cricket Ground in Bilaspur on Monday.

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Put into bat, the Delhi openers were off to a fine start, sharing a 107-run stand. It was this start that allowed Delhi to put up a fighting 307-6, while UP’s Ankit Rajpoot and Kartik Tyagi claimed a couple of wickets each.

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In reply, UP was off to a shaky start. Although middle-order batsman Umang Sharma provided some decent fightback, scoring 103, it went in vain as Delhi’s Kulwant Khejroliya claimed 4-34, bundling UP for 252.

Brief scores

Delhi 307-6 in 50 overs (Unmukt Chand 116, Hiten Dalal 57; Kartik Tyagi 2-50) beat Uttar Pradesh 252 in 45.3 overs (Umang Sharma 102, Akshdeep Nath 54; Pradeep Sangwan 3-28, Kulwant Khejroliya 4-34) by 55 runs.