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Rest of India on top

india Updated: Sep 26, 2008 17:14 IST

Rahul Dravid hit his 100th half century in first class cricket as Rest of India set a target of 378 to Delhi and further consolidate its position on day three of the Irani Trophy in Vadodra on Friday.

Dravid fell before lunch after a well-made 69 while Indian ODI and Twenty20 captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni finishing with the highest score of 89.

Delhi spearhead Ishant Sharma dealt a double blow in the 45th over, removing overnight batsman S Badrinath (36) and Mohammad Kaif (0), while VVS Laxman (18) fell to Chetanya Nanda.

Nanda was the pick of the bowlers as he ended the innings with figures of 5 for 48.

Delhi chasing the target lost two quick wickets with skipper Vireder Sehwag and Virat Kolhi back in the pavillion.

Harbhajan Singh then dismissed Rajat Bhatia to make Delhi three down and end the day's proccedings. Gautam Gambhir was still in the middle on 51.