Dhawan ton gives Delhi advantage

Cricket Ranji round-up

Right from the toss, everything went in favour of Delhi as their top-order flourished on an easy Moti Bagh stadium strip to pile on the agony against the hosts.
After the cheap dismissal of skipper Aakash Chopra (21), left handed Dhawan and Guarav Chabra (65) batted beautifully as they rattled up a 134-run partnership to negate the early loss after opting to bat.

Murtuza Vohra broke the partnership when he trapped Chabra but there was no respite for Baroda bowlers as Rajat Bhatia continued the good work with Dhawan as the duo racked up an unbeaten 136-run stand for the third wicket.
At stumps, Dhawan was batting on 122 with Bhatia at solid 70 on the other end.
Dhawan’s 247-ball knock included 12 boundaries while Bhatia hit seven shots to the fence in his 141-ball innings.

Chabra also played well for his 65 which came off 139 balls and had nine boundaries in it.

Earlier, Salim Veragi gave his side a good start when he bowled Chopra in the last ball of the fifth over.

Other Super League brief scores
Group A: At New Delhi: Railways: 242/4 in 94 overs (Faiz Fazal 70, Sanjay Bangar 111 n.o.; R Ashwin 2-84) vs Tamil Nadu. At Guwati: Rajasthan: 228 all out in 88.1 overs (Gagan Khoda 106, Kuldeep Singh 26; Abu Nechim Ahmed 2-27, Sairaj Bhatule 4-66; Arlen Konwar 4-46) vs Assam: One for no loss in one over.
At Ahmedabad: Gujarat: 237/7 in 91 overs (Hem Joshipura 36, Parthiv Patel 83, Rujul Bhatt 46, Ashraf Makda 31; Debasis Mohanty 2-26, Dhiraj Singh 4-88) vs Orissa.
At Ranchi: Jharkhand: 299/5 in 88 overs (Saurabh Tiwari 136, Rajiv Kumar 75; Jayanta Debnath 2-84) vs Tripura.
At Chandigarh: Punjab: 242/9 in 86 overs (Ravi Inder Singh 104, Uday Kaul 28, Manpreet Gony 30; Zaheer Khan 3-45, Ajit Agarkar 4-41, Dhawal Kulkarni 2-68) vs Mumbai.

Group B: At Vadodara: Delhi: 300/2 in 90 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 122 n.o, Gaurav Chabra 65, Rajat Bhatia 70 n.o.) vs Baroda. At Kannur: Andhra: 215/5 in 90 overs (Hemal Watekar 29, Venugopal Rao 69, Bodapati Sumanth 58 n.o.; Sreekumar Nair 2-30) vs  Kerala. At Indore: Haryana: 308/5 in 90 overs (Rahul Dewan 71, Ankit Rawat 28, Sunny Singh 146 n.o., Sumeet Sharma 45; Anand Rajan 3-55) vs Madhya Pradesh. At Poona: Maharashtra: 179 all out in 61.2 overs (Sangram Dilip Atitkar 44, Azhar Ansari 52; Ranadeb Bose 5-67, Ashok Dinda 3-65, Sihbsagar Singh 2-12) vs Bengal: 52/2 28 in overs (Arindam Das 38).

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