Seamer Bhati coming in as second change snared 4/9 in 3 overs © Getty Images (Representational Image)
Seamer Bhati coming in as second change snared 4/9 in 3 overs © Getty Images (Representational Image)

Vadodara: Delhi crushed Assam by eight wickets in a Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 group league encounter, courtesy impressive performances by medium pacer Subodh Bhati and off-spinner Shivam Sharma, who shared seven wickets between themselves. Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir’s decision to bowl was vindicated by his bowlers as they decimated Assam for a platry 44 in 12.1 overs. Seamer Bhati coming in as second change snared 4/9 in 3 overs while former Kings XI Punjab player Shivam had 3/7 in 3.1 overs. Pradeep Sangwan (2/21) provided initial breakthroughs. Live Cricket Score, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015-16

In reply, Delhi knocked off the runs in 9.1 overs despite another failure from India discard Gambhir (10). His deputy Unmukt Chand hit an unbeaten 29 off 28 balls with a four and two huge sixes. This was Delhi’s fourth win in the tournament and are almost certain to enter the quarter-final of the tournament with 16 points in their kitty.

Brief Scores:

Assam 44 in 12.1 overs (Shib Sankar Roy 16, Subodh Bhati 4 for 9, Shivam Sharma 3 for 7) lost to Delhi 50 for 2 in 9.1 overs (Unmukt Chand 29*) by 8 wickets.