Mumbai set up Rajasthan clash

Mumbai were all-out for 493 in their second essay. However, the only interest was whether Virat Kohli, who has been in great form, could provide some entertainment for those present at the Roshanara Club ground.

Kohli lasted barely 21 minutes and was again dismissed cheaply in the 13th over of the Delhi’s second innings with veteran Ajit Agarkar proving to be his nemesis. He was caught by Prashant Naik off Agarkar’s bowling for only nine.

With the match already dead as a contest, Mumbai pressed hard for another outright win as they reduced Delhi to 69 for five by 22 overs. But Punit Bisht (36) and Rajat Bhatia (57 not out) added 67 runs for the sixth wicket but more importantly consumed an hour and 45 minutes. After that Sumit Narwal used the long handle to good effect as he scored an unbeaten 79 off only 72 balls with the help of nine fours and four sixes.

Defending champions Mumbai will now meet Rajasthan in their quarterfinal match at Jaipur. Railways will play in an away quarterfinal match in Baroda while Haryana will play Tamil Nadu at Lahli. The quarterfinals will start from December 24.

Super League brief scores:

Group A: At Delhi: Bengal: 201 all  out in 90 overs and 134 all out in 67.2 overs (Laxmi Ratan Shukla 58 n.o.; Jai P Yadav 5-20, Murali Kartik 2-50) lt to Railways: 345 all out 145.1 overs.

At Delhi: Mumbai: 267 all out in and (O/n: 487/8) 493 all out in 123 overs (Mun Mangela 31; Sumit Narwal 4-86, Pradeep Sangwan 4-115) drew Delhi: 201 all out and 242/6 in 71.0 overs (Unmukt Chand 27, Rajat Bhatia 57 n.o., Punit Bisht 32, Sumit Narwal 79 n.o.).
At Chennai: Gujarat: 173 and 115/4 in 55 overs (Priyank Panchal 42 n.o., Aushik Srinivas 2-46) drew Tamil Nadu: 240/6 decl in 76 overs (Arun karthik 60, S Badrinath 84, K Vasudevadas 30; Salil Yadav 4-96).

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