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Chandela, Himmat fifties secure Delhi's first-innings lead

Madhya Pradesh 338 and 47 for 2 (Sharma 25*, Dane 16) trail Delhi 405 (Chandela 81, Shorey 78, Himmat 71, Hirwani 5-89) by 20 runs
Scorecard

Fifties from opener Kunal Chandela and Himmat Singh, along with handy middle-order contributions from Rishabh Pant and Nitish Rana carried Delhi to a vital first-innings lead against Madhya Pradesh in their quarter-final in Vijayawada. Delhi secured a 67-run lead after they were bowled out for 405 in the 120th over. Madhya Pradesh finished the third day at 47 for 2, trailing Delhi by 20 runs.

Ishwar Pandey struck early on the third morning, removing Chandela for 81, after he had added eight runs to his overnight score. Pant (49) and Rana (43) stitched up a 64-run, fourth-wicket stand to stabilise Delhi. Himmat then put Delhi in control of the game with partnerships of 62 with Manan Sharma (28) and 47 with Vikas Tokas (13).

Madhya Pradesh gave themselves a chance by toppling over Delhi's last four wickets for 17 runs. Legspinner Mihir Hirwani led the bowling with figures of 5 for 89, his fifth five-wicket haul in 13 matches.

In reply, Madhya Pradesh lost Rajat Patidar early to Tokas before Ankit Dane, the other opener, was run out in the penultimate over of the day for 16. Shubham Sharma and nightwatchman Puneet Datey were unbeaten at stumps.

Delhi 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11V TokasK Chandela
2nd98G GambhirK Chandela
3rd95G GambhirDR Shorey
4th13DR ShoreyN Rana

Ranji Trophy

Elite, Group A
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
SAU520319-0.035
GUJ5203170.311
BRODA5113130.392
VIDAR4103120.134
KNTKA411212-0.039
MAHA40137-0.175
RLYS40137-0.181
MUM40135-0.074
CGARH50233-0.392
Elite, Group B
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
MP520318-0.353
KER5221130.222
BENG4112120.12
HYD511312-0.162
TN5113110.075
PNJB411290.457
HP41129-0.332
DELHI401370.009
AP40135-0.074
Elite, Group C
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
RAJ540128-0.267
UP5302240.506
JKAND5311210.348
HRYNA5221150.188
ASSAM522114-0.157
ODSH5221130.002
SVCS511390.097
J + K513170.211
GOA50326-0.656
TPURA50413-0.222
Plate Group
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
UKHND5500330.68
MEGHA5311190.483
PONDI4201180.898
Bihar4210141.14
SIKM523013-0.286
MNPR523012-0.124
NAGA41307-0.069
ARPR40313-1.506
MIZOR40311-1.105