Baroda ease past sloppy Delhi

Baroda posted a 16-run win, their second on the trot in the tournament, over a depleted Delhi side with left-arm medium pacer Lukman Meriwala grabbing a five-wicket haul in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament Group B game at the Sharad Pawar indoor academy at Bandra Kurla Complex here on Wednesday. 
 
Electing to bat, Baroda made 131 for six. Opener and skipper Aditya Waghmode made 30 off 29 balls, punctuated with two fours and as many sixes, while Krunal Pandya made a quickfire 22 off only eight balls, with the help of two fours and a six.

Sumit Narwal, Pratyush Singh, Kshitiz Sharma and Varun Sood picked up a wicket apiece for Delhi. Chasing a modest target of 132, Delhi could only make 115 for nine to slump to their second defeat in as many games, having lost to Kerala at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.

Meriwala picked up three wickets in his first two overs to send Delhi reeling at 8 for 3 before Jagrit Anand and Yogesh Nagar stitched a 70-run partnership.

Brief scores: At Mumbai: Baroda: 131/6 in 20 overs (Aditya Waghmode 30) bt Delhi: 115/9 in 20 overs (Jagrit Anand 54, Yogesh Nagar 31; Munaf Patel 2-10, Lukman Meriwala 5-23, Krunal Pandya 2-17).
 
Rajasthan: 137/9 (Ankit Lamba 37, Rajesh Bishnoi 36, Divya Pratap Singh 30; Saurashish Lahiri 3-28, Sourav Mondal 2-23, Sandipan Das 2-22, Sanjib Samyal 2 for 35) bt Bengal: 123/7 (Vivek Singh 48; Gajendra Singh Parihar 3-14, Rituraj Singh 2-11).
 
At Rajkot: Jharkhand: 114/6 in 20 overs (Ishank Jaggi 39; Sandeep Gupta 28; Akshdeep Nath 3-20) lt to Uttar Pradesh: 120/2 in 14.4 overs (Mukul Dagar 63, Eklavya Dwivedi 37 n.o).

Gujarat: 146/7 in 20 overs (Priyank Panchal 36, Himalaya Barad 48; Joginder Sharma 2-24, Ashish Hooda 2-23) lt to Haryana: 150/4 in 19.3 overs (Avi Barot 56, Rahul Dewan 36, Nitin Saini 27 n.o.; Jay Desai 3-30). 
 

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