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HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

Cricket

Karnataka blow Delhi away
PTI
Bangalore, December 11, 2012
First Published: 23:17 IST(11/12/2012)
Last Updated: 23:19 IST(11/12/2012)

A spirited team effort by Karnataka saw them defeat Delhi by a whopping 159-run margin despite conceding first innings lead in a Ranji Trophy group league encounter at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday.

Starting the day at 40 for three, Delhi were all out for 250 in 81.5 overs with nine of the 10 wickets picked by the home team seamers.

Chasing a daunting target of 410 was never in mind of the Delhi batsmen but they aimed at batting out three session in order to get three points from the vital away match.

Save veterans Mithun Manhas who scored 80 and Rajat Bhatia who chipped in with 63, none of the other Delhi batsmen were ready to put their head down and fight it out.

The 'Old Warhorses' added 110 runs for the sixth wicket after Delhi slumped to 76 for five in the first hour.

Manhas and Bhatia batted for nearly 38 overs and it looked like they might be able to draw the match.


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