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Delhi canter to third win in North Zone T20

cricket Updated: Oct 23, 2010 00:54 IST
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Delhi cruised to a comfortable win over Punjab in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for North Zone here on Friday.

Chasing 138 for victory, Delhi never looked under any pressure and achieved the target in the 19th over with seven wickets to spare.

Openers Chetan Sharma and Punit Bisht gave Delhi a good start, chipping in with brisk 25 and 22 runs, respectively. Even after losing the openers, Delhi hardly faced a problem as captain Mithun Manhas, along with middle order batsman Puneet Mehra, guided the team home with eight balls to spare.

The pair added 80 runs for the fourth wicket, with both remaining unbeaten on 39 each. Mehra was dropped when he was on six, and that miss cost Punjab dear.

Earlier, Punjab posted a total of 137 runs. Openers Sarul Kanwar and Ravi Inder Singh gave their team a steady but slow start.

It was thanks to Bipul Sharma and Karan Goel, who added quick 36 for the sixth wicket, that Punjab managed to reach the total they eventually did.

"Our plan was to attack the bowling right from the start and we implemented it well," said Delhi skipper Mithun Manhas.

In another match, Haryana crushed Jammu and Kashmir in a one-sided encounter. Jammu & Kashmir were bowled out for 82 in the 18th over with Amit Mishra picking up five wickets for 19 runs. Haryana chased down the total in 13.2, losing just one wicket.