Dhawan dismissed for duck as Jammu & Kashmir beats Delhi in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for a duck as Delhi suffered its first loss of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, going down by eight wickets to Jammu and Kashmir.

Shikhar Dhawan's first outing in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy went from bad to worse as he got out for duck and Delhi suffered a shock loss.(File Photo)   -  K. MURALI KUMAR

Shikhar Dhawan failed to score in his first game of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy as Delhi suffered a shock eight-wicket defeat at the hands of Jammu and Kashmir for its first loss of the tournament.

After Delhi opted to bat, Nitish Rana took Delhi to 165 for seven with a 30-ball 55, a quick-fire innings laced with half a dozen sixes.

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Jammu and Kashmir made short work of the 166-run target, racing to its first victory of the tournament in 15.5 overs. Shubham Khajuria (49 runs off 22) and Jatin Wadhawan (unbeaten on 48) got the chase off to a flying start before Manzoor Dar smashed 58 runs off 24 balls.

Dar was picked up by IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab ahead of the 2018 edition but did not get a game. The franchise eventually released him. With a blistering knock on Thursday, he is certain to attract some attention ahead of the IPL auctions next month.

In another Group E game, Gujarat thrashed Sikkim by nine wickets.