Bushrangers wallop Daredevils

Bushrangers wallop Daredevils

ecstatic Victoria Bushrangers players celebrate the dismissal of Delhi Daredevils skipper Gautam Gambhir at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Friday. PTI

 After restricting Delhi Daredevils to a modest 98 for eight, the Bushrangers reached the target in 16.4 overs with seven wickets to spare.

Robert Quiney laid the platform for the chase with a quickfire 40 (33b, 4x4, 3x6) and despite three blows in quick succession, Bushrangers -- with an insignificant target to scale down and skipper Cameron White’s (22 n.o.) cool head to guide -- reached home with great ease, a six over the sight screen by Aiden Blizzard off Rajat Bhatia sealing it for the visiting camp.    

The Bushrangers’ discipline was matched only by the recklessness of the Delhi batsmen, who, it appeared, were no wiser by the happenings in the middle during the first match of the day between NSW and Diamond Eagles.

DELHI DAREDEVILS: Gambhir b Harwood 4 (8b), Sehwag c & b McKay 21 (15b, 4x4), Dilshan b McKay 18 (26b, 2x4), Shah c Wade b McKay 0 (5b), Kaarthick (run out) 6 (7b, 1x4), Manhas b Harwood 25 (34b, 2x4), Bhatia b McDonald 8 (9b, 1x4), Mishra (not out) 7 (14b), Sangwan b McDonald 1 (2b). Extras (B-2, LB-2, W-4) 8. Total (for 8 wkts, 20 overs) 98.

Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Gambhir), 2-31 (Sehwag), 3-43 (Shah), 4-47 (Kaarthick), 5-76 (Dilshan), 6-84 (Manhas),  7-96 (Bhatia), 8-98 (Sangwan). Bowling: Harwood 4-0-20-2, Siddle 4-0-21-0 (w-2), McKay 4-0-17-3 (w-1), McDonald 4-0-17-2, Holland 3-0-10-0 (w-1), D Hussey 1-0-9-0. 

VICTORIA BUSHRANGERS: Quiney b Mishra 40 (33b, 4x4, 3x6), Hodge b Dilshan 9 (16b, 1x4), White (not out) 22 (23b, 2x4), Hussey b Bhatia 7 (13b), Blizzard (not out) 15 (16b, 1x4). Extras (LB-1, W-5, NB-1) 7. Total (for 3 wkts, 16.4 overs) 100.
Fall of wickets: 1-55 (Quiney), 2-55 (Hodge), 3-78 (D Hussey).
Bowling: Nehra 3-0-20-0 (w-3), Nannes 3-0-17-0 (w-1), Mishra 4-0-30-1 (nb-1), Dilshan 4-0-14-1, Bhatia 2.4-0-18-1.

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