After suffering a defeat against Jharkhand by five wickets on Monday, Delhi were eliminated from contention for the knockout stage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. This was Delhi’s third loss in the competition.
Ayush Badoni, who batted first for Delhi and scored 91 not out off 69 balls, helped the team reach 259 for five in their first innings thanks to his furious hitting, which included nine fours and four sixes. In addition, Nitish Rana, the skipper, scored 51 out of 52, and Yash Dhull scored 49 out of 78.
Shahbaz Nadeem, a left-arm spinner, was the most effective bowler for Jharkhand, allowing only 34 runs over the course of his 10 overs.
Jharkhand’s reply was completed in 48.5 overs, and it was led by Virat Singh’s unbroken performance of 116 runs off 128 balls. Kumar Kushagra had a score of 49 after having to face 40 balls.
After earlier losses to Rajasthan and Karnataka, Delhi was knocked out of the Twenty20 domestic competition on Monday, making it the third time in as many days that they have failed to advance to the knockout stage.
Ishant Sharma, a veteran pacer, was responsible for bowling eight overs and allowing 40 runs, while Lalit Yadav and Shivank Vashisht each grabbed two wickets.
Jharkhand currently have five wins from their last six games, giving them a total of 20 points in Group B thanks to their victory over Delhi. Both Karnataka and Assam are tied for first place with 20 points. On Wednesday, Delhi will play their last game of the league season against Assam.
In the remaining matches in Group B, Assam overcame Vidarbha by a score of seven wickets, and Karnataka prevailed over Sikkim by a score of six wickets. In addition, Rajasthan cruised to an enormous 296-run victory over Meghalaya.
Brief scores: Delhi 259/5 in 50 overs (Ayush Badoni 91 not out). Jharkhand (Virat Singh is not out at 116, while Shivank Vashisht has taken 2 wickets).