Vijay Hazare Trophy: Manan, Rana shine in Delhi's crushing win over Haryana

Delhi bowled out Haryana for 172 after its captain Dhruv Shorey won the toss and elected to bowl first. Chasing 173, it won with 19.3 overs to spare.

Shikhar Dhawan made 26 in Delhi's chase of Haryana's 172.   -  K. Murali Kumar

Spinners and an unbeaten 56 from Anuj Rawat helped Delhi complete an emphatic seven-wicket win over Haryana in a Elite Group B match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Wednesday.

Spinners Manan Sharma (3/39) and Nitish Rana (2/19) took the bulk of the wickets as Delhi dismissed Haryana for 172 in 45.3 overs after opting to bowl.

Though star player Shikhar Dhawan (26 off 42) fell cheaply for the fourth time in five innings, Delhi raced to the target in 30.3 overs with Rawat and Rana (27 not out off 21) taking the team home.

Rawat smashed four boundaries and as many sixes in his entertaining knock.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Opener Kunwar Bidhuri struck 43 off 34 balls to make the modest chase even more comfortable and shared a 61-run stand with Dhawan.

It was Delhi’s fourth win in seven games with one not producing a result. Out of the 19 teams competing in Group A and B, only five qualify for the quarterfinals. The Group B fixtures were affected badly by rain earlier this month.

Delhi plays its final league fixture against Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.

In other Group B games, Punjab beat Maharashtra by six wickets and Uttar Pradesh defeated Odisha by five wickets.