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Ranji Trophy 2013-14: Virender Sehwag fails again as Delhi manage to bag 3 points

Delhi had managed to take 63-run lead in the first innings © Getty Images (Representational Picture)
Delhi had managed to take 63-run lead in the first innings © Getty Images (Representational Picture)

Sambhalpur: Dec 9, 2013

 

Virender Sehwag again came cropper in his desperate bid to cross 50-run mark as Delhi managed three points by virtue of their first innings lead against Odisha in a group A Ranji Trophy encounter on Monday.

 

Sehwag, who had raced to 32 off 31 balls could only manage 44 off 81 balls as he was cleaned bowled by medium pacer Basant Mohanty (1/42).

 

Delhi scored 231 for six before declaring and setting an impossible target of 285. Odisha in the 14 overs of formality managed 37 runs.

 

For Delhi Vaibhav Rawal (51, 101 balls, 5×4) and wicketkeeper Rahul Yadav (50 not out, 122 balls, 6×4) made half centuries.

 

Sehwag, who looked in fluent touch yesterday evening was at his scratchy best he scored only 12 runs in the 50 balls that he faced on Monday. Sehwag now has only 113 runs from eight innings with the highest being 44 in the second innings in the match that concluded on Monday.

 

With these three points, Delhi are now on 12 points from five games and will have to atleast win a couple of outright games to qualify for the knock-out stages.

 

Odisha on the other hand now have 10 points from five games.

 

Brief scores:

 

Delhi 442 and 231 for 6 decl. (Vaibhav Rawal 51, Rahul Yadav 50) drew with Odisha 379 and 37 for no loss.

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