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Gambhir fifty steers Delhi in small chase

File photo - Gautam Gambhir struck 11 fours during his 44-ball stay at the crease Shailesh Bhatnagar

Gautam Gambhir's 44-ball 61 set up Delhi's five-wicket win over Haryana in Dharamsala. Gambhir controlled most of Delhi's chase after they were set 115, striking 11 fours in his knock before falling with the side nine runs away from victory. Earlier, Haryana had a modest performance with the bat as they put on 114 for 7. While their batsmen got starts, no one could carry on and score a half-century. Pradeep Sangwan was the best bowler for Delhi with 2 for 21, while the rest of the attack took at least one wicket each.

For the second successive day, Jammu & Kashmir defended a modest target to set up a win. On Tuesday, they had defended 127 against Punjab; on Wednesday, Umar Nazir, Deepak Dogra, Manik Gupta and Manzoor Dar took two wickets each to limit Himachal Pradesh to 105 for 9 and seal an 18-run win. HP were comfortably placed at 82 for 2 in the 15th over before Gupta struck twice in the over with his legspin. In the next over, the dismissal of a set Paras Dogra buoyed J&K, who took three wickets, including a run-out in the final over. Dar, who made his T20 debut earlier in the month, had also scored a crucial 34 at No. 8 earlier, lifting Jammu & Kashmir to 123 from a precarious 44 for 6 in the tenth over.

Manpreet Gony top-scored for Punjab and then returned figures of 2 for 13 in his four overs to lead his team to a six-run win against Services. He came in to bat with Punjab at 70 for 6 and hit 27 runs in 10 balls to help his team to 129 for 9 in their 20 overs. Services' Diwesh Pathania took three wickets, including the openers, for 22 runs. In their chase, Services slumped to 29 for 3 inside six overs but a 74-run fourth-wicket partnership between Nakul Verma (57) and the captain Anshul Gupta (38) kept them in the hunt. Gupta was run out in the 17th over - by that man Gony - while Verma fell in the same manner eight balls later as a late slide meant Services could only reach 123 for 8 in their 20, seven runs short of the 130 target.

Services 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1Sumit SinghG Rahul Singh
2nd18NH VermaG Rahul Singh
3rd10S ShindeNH Verma
4th74NH VermaAH Gupta
5th9NH VermaAR Pachhara
6th1HR SethiAR Pachhara
7th9DG PathaniaAR Pachhara
8th0RR KanojiaDG Pathania
9th1Nishan SinghDG Pathania

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Super League Group A
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Super League Group B
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UP42281.011
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TN4134-1.178
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East Zone
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ASSAM4040-1.484
North Zone
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HP5238-0.804
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South Zone
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AP541160.109
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KER5144-0.375
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West Zone
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MUM42280.803
SAU4228-0.222
GUJ4134-0.405
MAHA4134-1.270