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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Shikhar Dhawan falls for a duck in Delhi’s win over Jharkhand

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Shikhar Dhawan failed to trouble the scorers as he was dismissed for a duck vs Jharkhand.© AFP

Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan failed to trouble the scorers but the talented Himmat Singh chased down the target with a scintillating century as Delhi thrashed Jharkhand by six wickets in a Group C league match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Wednesday. Batting first, Jharkhand scored 263 for 8, with captain Virat Singh scoring 79 and Kaushal Singh scoring 69 runs. Delhi captain Pradeep Sangwan took three wickets for 46 runs. In reply, opener Dhawan, who is scheduled to travel to South Africa for the ODI The series was dismissed by Anukul Roy off Varun Aaron.

But Dhruv Shourie (64 off 82 balls) and Himmat (113 not out off 124 balls) put things under control by adding 127 runs for the second wicket in 25 overs.

While Shourie hit seven boundaries, Himmat, who is considered one of the best talents to come out of Delhi, hit 11 fours and a six.

Delhi posted 183 for 4 but Himmat had the support of Khasitiz Sharma (43 not out off 39 balls) as his unbroken stand of 81 runs ensured they reached home with three overs to spare.

In other group matches, Saurashtra beat UP by 32 runs at Chandigarh’s Sector 16 Stadium while Hyderabad beat Haryana by five wickets in the third game of the group at Mullanpur.

Brief Scores:

Jharkhand 263/8 (Virat Singh 79, Kaushal Singh 69, Pradeep Sangwan 3/46) Delhi 264/4 (Himmat Singh 113, Dhruv Shourie 64, Shokar Dhawan 0). Delhi won by 6 wickets.

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Saurashtra 223 (Jayadev Unadkat 33, Shivam Mavi 4/26). UP 191 (Rinku Singh 65, Chirag Jani 5/35). Saurashtra won by 32 runs.

Haryana 162 (Yashu Sharma 68, Tilak Verma 4/23). Hyderabad 167/5 (Tanmay Agarwal 77). Hyderabad won by 5 wickets.

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