Home > News >

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Virender Sehwag blasts 67 off 35 balls as Delhi register 6-wicket win over Punjab in North Zone clash

Virender Sehwag scored 67 off just 35 balls © PTI (File Photo)
Virender Sehwag scored 67 off just 35 balls © PTI (File Photo)

Mohali: Apr 3, 2014

Virender Sehwag smashed 67 off 35 balls to propel Delhi to a six-wicket win over Punjab in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy (North Zone) match in Mohali on Thursday.

Put in to bat, Punjab scored a competitive 174 for seven in their allotted 20 overs, but thanks to Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir (40 off 25) and Sumit Narwal (42 off 23), Delhi overcame the target with 10 balls to spare.

Sehwag and Gambhir, both of whom are out of the Indian contention, set the tone for a successful chase before Narwal’s onslaught got their team over the line.

Sehwag seems to have re-discovered his deadly form which deserted him in the Ranji Trophy and the subsequent one-dayers for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

His innings had a 191 plus strike rate and comprised 13 fours. The 35-year-old had scored 42 and 22 previously in the matches against Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

He went into the tournament after scoring a match-winning hundred for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) against Durham in Abu Dhabi last month.

Gambhir, too, played his part well, hammering five fours and a six during a blazing knock.

Delhi comfortably reached 178 for four in 18.2 overs.

Earlier, contributions from Manan Vohra (41 off 22), Mandeep Singh (36 off 33) and Gurkeerat Singh (29 off 18) helped Punjab post a challenging total.

Brief scores:

Punjab 174 for seven in 20 overs (Manan Vohra 41, Mandeep Singh 36; Ishant Sharma 2 for 37, Parvinder Awana 2 for 41) lost to Delhi 178 for four in 18.2 overs (Virender Sehwag 67, Sumit Narwal 42, Gautam Gambhir 40; Rahul Sharma 2 for 38) by 6 wickets.

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Deodhar Trophy, 2014-15

Nov 29, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at TBC

More

Afghanistan tour of UAE, 2014

Nov 28, 2014  at Dubai

United Arab Emirates won by 5 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 28, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 21 runs

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 124 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 25 runs

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Photos

Hughes' death: Tributes and wishes pour in

Videos

Hughes' death: Clarke's statement on Australia' behalf

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test at Sharjah, Day 3

Live Cricket Score Deodhar Trophy Central Zone vs South Zone Quarter Final: Karun Nair out for 74

Live Cricket Score, Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd ODI at Colombo: England lose Moeen Ali early

Thank you, Brendon McCullum

Phillip Hughes’ death: What happens to India vs Australia Test series?

Australia England India New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 Phil Hughes Phil Hughes Death Phil Hughes head injury Phillip Hughes Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd ODI Colombo 2014: Ian Bell 2nd wicket to fall for England

Phillip Hughes death: Richie Benaud pays tribute

Live Cricket Score: Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 3rd Test at Sharjah, Day 3

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd ODI Colombo 2014: England lose Moeen Ali early

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd ODI Colombo 2014: Ian Bell plays 150th ODI

Murali Vijay in India vs Australia Test series: Will he be an integral part?

Phillip Hughes’ unfortunate demise: Ahmed Shehzad was lucky, Phil Hughes was not

Shakib Al Hasan becomes highest wicket-taker against Zimbabwe in ODIs

Phil Hughes passes away: Cricket gradually gets off and running a day later

Khurram Khan of UAE becomes 7th oldest international captain

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

682 Posts | 6 Fans

Video: Phil Hughes suffers head injury, collapses on field during New South Wales vs South Australia tie

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Pukaar’s Rannvijay Singh will face new challenges with ‘Zen Life’

Yami Gautam Birthday: The Vicky Donor girl turns 26 (In Pics)

6 medical miracles that will blow your mind

OPEC daily basket price closes over three US dollars lower

Badlapur new poster: Varun Dhawan stuns us with his deadly rugged avatar – view pic!

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

6 must-have aromatherapy oils for your medicine cabinet

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here