Karun Nair was unbeaten on 148 at stumps    Getty Images
Karun Nair was unbeaten on 148 at stumps Getty Images

Karun Nair: Trying to impress selectors ahead of India’s tour of South Africa, Nair took field against Vidarbha with positive intent.

Coming in 3-down, Nair did not waste any chance of scoring easy runs. He latched on anything short and wide and delivered it past the boundary line.

He recorded his 16th First-Class fifty in 98-balls. Nair held one end up of the pitch despite fall of wickets. He went on score a gritty hundred that helped his side take a crucial lead.

Gautam Gambhir: Delhi restricted Bengal fewer than 300, and saw a rampaging Gautam Gambhir come out to bat. He took the more aggressive approach against Dinda and co. Not one to bog down, Gambhir used his brute force and deft touches to knock up boundaries.

He was dropped on 44 off Dinda, reaching his fifty in 68 deliveries. Gambhir continued to milk runs and recorded his 100 in 122-balls.

Stuart Binny: In a crucial game Binny fluttered with the bat. He made a 12-ball 4.

Ashok Dinda: Dinda toiled hard and long for 13 overs but was unable to make any impact on the match. He could have gotten rid of Gambhir, but for a fielding error.

Mohammed Shami: India s most potent bowler heading into South Africa, Shami had a poor outing against Delhi. The pair of Gambhir and Chandela milked Shami for plenty. He remained wicketless.

Umesh Yadav: Umesh took two important wickets of Mayank Agarwal, the highest run-scorer of the current season and CM Gautam. He finished with the figures of 26-3-71-2.