Ranji Roundup: Delhi Ride Rana’s Unbeaten Ton to Thrilling Win
- Nitish Rana smashed a heroic unbeaten 68-ball 105 to help Delhi chase down a stiff target of 347 against Vidarbha.
- Sarfaraz Khan remained unbeaten on 301 from 391 deliveries with the help of 30 fours and eight sixes.
- Manoj Tiwary also scored a triple hundred, his first too, for Bengal two days back at Kalyani in West Bengal.
Nitish Rana displayed his T20 repertoire in full as he smashed a heroic unbeaten 68-ball 105 to help Delhi chase down a stiff target of 347 and win their Ranji Trophy group A encounter against defending champions Vidarbha at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday, 22 January.
Resuming at 10/0, Delhi played out of their skins to down Vidarbha with Rana hitting eight fours and seven sixes in his blistering knock which would make all Kolkata Knight Riders fans and staff happy.
Besides Rana, openers Kunal Chandela and Hiten Dalal scored 75 and 82 respectively and shared a 163-run opening wicket stand to set the platform for Dhruv Shorey's side.
Shorey himself scored 44 as Delhi blunted Umesh Yadav's threat with the ball and recorded a memorable win.
Mumbai vs UP
Meanwhile, Sarfaraz Khan brought up his maiden triple century in first-class cricket to lead Mumbai's fightback against Uttar Pradesh on day four in their Group B game.
The match ended in a tie but it was Sarfaraz who stole the show as he remained unbeaten on 301 from 391 deliveries with the help of 30 fours and eight sixes.
Manoj Tiwary also scored a triple hundred, his first too, for Bengal two days back at Kalyani in West Bengal.
Mumbai were in trouble at 16/2 at one stage with Jay Bista and Shashank departing early in pursuit of UP's 625/8d.
But from there on it was the 22-year-old Sarfaraz all the way as he took charge and made mincemeat of all the bowlers.
Hardik Tamore (51), Siddhesh Lad (98) and Aditya Tare (97) added solidarity to the innings.
Gujarat humbled Punjab by 110 runs in Group A.