Delhi produced a clinical bowling display to beat Himachal Pradesh by four wickets in a low-scoring match in the North Zone leg of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament, in Rohtak on Tuesday.
Opting to field after winning the toss, leg-spinner Varun Sood (3/22) starred with the ball as Delhi came up with a disciplined effort to restrict Himachal to 109 for seven.
Seamer Parminder Awana struck early for Delhi as he dismissed opener Sangram Singh in the third ball of the match with Himachal yet to open their account.
Himachal batsmen never got going as they lost wickets at regular intervals and were struggling at 43 for four at the halfway stage of their innings.
Coming in at number five, Rishi Dhawan did try to break the shackles and played a few shots in his 38-run knock off 33 balls that included two fours and a six.
But after the fall of Dhawan's wicket, no other batsmen could provide impetus to the Himachal innings and could only manage a meagre 109 for seven.
Himachal Pradesh 109 for 7 (Rishi Dhawan 38; Varun Sood 3/22) lost to Delhi 110 for 6 in 18.2 overs (Milind Kumar 23, Vikramjeet Malik 3/22).