All-round Mishra too good for Delhi

  • PTI, Rohtak
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  • Updated: Dec 05, 2012 03:02 IST

Haryana captain Amit Mishra's all-round show helped the hosts beat Delhi by 83 runs in a Ranji Trophy group B encounter here on Tuesday.

Chasing a target of 292 on the final day, Delhi were all out for 209 losing their last six wickets for only 36 runs. Mishra first smashed 74 in Haryana's second innings and came back to grab four for 50 with important wickets of Rajat Bhatia, Puneet Bisht and Mithun Manhas.

From being comfortably placed at 173 for four in 44.4 overs, Delhi lost wickets in a heap to get all out in 67 overs.

Delhi with 11 points from five matches are on fourth position in Group B while Haryana opened their account with six points after three straight losses. They are now in seventh position.

Manhas scored 73 off 149 balls. Mishra, who has been ignored by the selectors, was unlucky to play his first two games on seamer-friendly tracks which didn't allow him to bowl much. In the last two games, however, the leggie has come into his own.

Brief scores: Haryana 307 & 209 (A Mishra 74; V Mishra 4/64). Delhi 224 & 209 (Manhas 73; A Mishra 4/50, M Sharma 3/39).

Pts: Haryana 6, Delhi 0

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