Delhi began their marketing campaign at Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with a thumping 76-run win over home heavyweights Mumbai in an Elite Group ‘E’ sport on the Wankhede Stadium right here on Monday. Put in to bat, Delhi rode on a blazing 74 off 37 balls by two-down Nitish Rana to submit a mammoth 206 for Four after which bundled out Mumbai for a meagre 130, with left-arm pacer Pradeep Sangwan (3/20) main from the entrance.

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Delhi openers Shikhar Dhawan (23) and Hiten Dalal (24) began in an aggressive method placing 38 in Four overs. Nonetheless, Dhawan couldn’t convert his begin, and Delhi have been 56/2 at one stage. Nonetheless, one-down Himmat Singh (53 off 32 balls) and Rana took the Mumbai assault to cleaners and added 122 for the third wicket.

The left-handed Rana hammered seven fours and 5 sixes, whereas Singh struck three boundaries and 4 maximums as Mumbai bowlers have been made to toil exhausting. Mumbai by no means received going within the chase as they misplaced half their aspect for 52. Mumbai batters Yashasvi Jaiswal (0), Aditya Tare (3), Suryakumar Yadav (7), Siddhesh Lad (4) and Sarfaraz Khan (15) fell cheaply.

All-rounder and India participant Shivam Dube hit a whirlwind 42-ball 63, with three fours and 5 sixes, however that was too little and too late. India speedster Ishant Sharma, who returned to aggressive cricket after sustaining a aspect pressure throughout IPL, ended with figures of two/16.

Transient Scores:

At Wankhede Stadium: Delhi 206/4 (Nitish Rana 74, Himmat Singh 53; Shams Mulani 2/43) gained towards Mumbai 130 (Shivam Dube 63; Pradeep Sangwan 3/20, Ishant Sharma 2/16) by 76 runs.

Bihar Down Arunachal

Bihar beat Arunachal Pradesh by 18 runs of their opening Plate group match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 event right here on Monday.Opting to bat, Bihar have been bowled out for 122 in 20 overs with MD Rahmatullah (24) making the best rating. For Arunachal Pradesh, medium-pacer Manvan Patel took Four for 20.

In reply, Arunachal faltered after a vibrant begin by the openers — Neelam Obi (20) and Kumar Nyompu (23) — and have been restricted to 104 for 9. Aman (3/17) and Sachin Kumar (3/22) shone for Bihar with the ball.In different matches, Sikkim beat Mizoram by 10 wickets in a shortened sport and Manipur defeated Meghalaya by six wickets.

Transient Scores:

At Wankhede Stadium: Delhi 206/4 (Nitish Rana 74, Himmat Singh 53; Shams Mulani 2/43) gained towards Mumbai 130 (Shivam Dube 63; Pradeep Sangwan 3/20, Ishant Sharma 2/16) by 76 runs.

At BKC Floor: Andhra Pradesh 107/6 (Ricky Bhui 39; Okay S Bharat 23; Jayant Yadav 2/13; Yuzvendra Chahal 2/21) misplaced to Haryana 108/4 (C Okay Bishnoi 42 not out; S R Chauhan 35; Naren Reddy 1/4) by six wickets.

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