It was left arm seamer Pawan Suyal's hat trick that set the tone for Delhi on Friday against Assam in the Ranji Trophy Super League match played at the Roshanara ground here. Suyal along with other Delhi medium pacers bowled Assam out for 238 just two balls after lunch on the third day and then made them follow on.
However at stumps the visitors were trailing by 50 runs and were three down for 183 in 56 overs. Those batting are Dhiraj Jadhav on 69 and Gokul Sharma on 25.
Earlier carrying on the overnight score of 118 for 2 Assam's Dheeraj Jadhav and Amol Mauzumdar played cautiously as Sumit Narwal bowled in the right areas. Narwal was rewarded in the 51st over when he trapped Mazumdar in front of the stumps for just four and did it again dismissing Gokul Sharma four overs later.
Thursday's hero with the bat Pradeep Sangwan also took a couple of wickets but the day belonged to Suyal. In the last over before lunch Suyal got the wicket of Dheeraj Goswami. As they came out to bat after the break the tailenders could not offer much resistance and their innings folded for 239. Suyal first trapped Arlen Konwar and then Ranjit Mali giving him his first, first class hat-trick.
In the second innings it was Suyal who gave Delhi the breakthrough in his first over when he bowled Shib Shankar Roy for a duck.
Dhiraj Jadhav and Sriram then added 95 runs for the second wicket before Sriram was runnot for 59. His knock included four boundaries. Amol Mazumdar became Suyal's fifth victim when Unmukt Chand pouched him in gully.