November 26, 2001

Amit Bhandari gives Delhi the edge

Staff Reporter

Figures of 6-55 saw Amit Bhandari rip through the Jammu & Kashmir line-up to give Delhi the edge in their Ranji Trophy league match at Delhi.

Delhi, batting after being put in by the visitors, scored 286 in their first innings. Akash Chopra, opening the innings, top-scored with 71, but the innings total was really boosted by Sarandeep Singh's innings of 54 off 62 coming in at No. 11. Vijay Sharma, for Jammu & Kashmir, picked 5-91.

The visitors started their innings badly, losing the openers with just 13 on the board. Aside from Kavaljit Singh, who made 56 and was the eighth wicket to fall, none of the players looked comfortable against the Delhi attack. Bhandari knocked off the top order and then returned to play an encore against the tail.

In their second innings, Delhi were 46/1 at the close of play on Day Two, with Chopra and Pradeep Chawla at the crease.