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Pandey bludgeons 238, Ishant's key role in Delhi win

Ishant Sharma is air borne in his follow through PTI

Ishant Sharma

Having been released from India's squad for the Kolkata Test, Ishant played a vital role in Delhi's thumping innings win against Maharashtra. Ishant dismissed Maharashtra's top three in the first innings, leaving them reeling at 10 for 3. In the second innings, he again took key wickets to end with match figures of 5 for 47, the third time he has taken five or more wickets in a match this Ranji season. Maharashtra were bowled out for 259 in the second innings to hand Delhi an innings-and-69-run win.

Shreyas Iyer

Dismissed for a duck in the first innings against Andhra in Ongole, Iyer came back with an 89 in the second innings to help Mumbai keep their qualification chances alive. Iyer's 114-ball knock in the second innings was laced with one six and nine fours and helped extend Mumbai's first innings lead to 396.

Karun Nair

Nair brought up his third fifty-plus score in four matches this season, contributing 62 to Karnataka's massive first-innings score of 655 in the drawn match against Uttar Pradesh. He currently averages over 75 in this Ranji season, having scored centuries against Hyderabad and Maharashtra in the first two games.

Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey's 301-ball 238 orchestrated Karnataka's total of 655 against UP. In his previous appearance in this Ranji season, Pandey had struck 74 and an unbeaten 34 against Delhi. This time, he bludgeoned the UP attack, hitting 31 fours and two sixes, to help ensure his side confirmed their place in the knockouts.

Suresh Raina

Plagued by poor form, Raina was dismissed for 0 in Uttar Pradesh's only innings against Karnataka. UP are yet to win a match after six rounds, and have suffered three losses - against Delhi, Maharashtra and Railways. Raina's form has been woeful: he has scored 105 runs in nine innings and averages 11.66.

Abhinav Mukund

Having begun the season with two fifties in three innings, the Tamil Nadu captain's form has dipped. Against Madhya Pradesh, he made 5 in the first innings, and in the second innings, batting at No. 3, he scored an unbeaten 32 as the match petered to a draw.

Harbhajan Singh

Playing his first match since IPL 2017, Harbhajan Singh captained Punjab and saw his side suffer an innings-and-19-run defeat to Bengal. Harbhajan was wicketless in the match and had an economy rate of 4.05, the highest in the side. With the bat, he could only manage 13 runs across two innings.

Gautam Gambhir

The opening batsman made his third single-digit score of the season in the match against Maharashtra, falling for 1 in the fifth over. His wicket marked a poor start for Delhi, who then recovered through a 168-run partnership between Nitish Rana and Rishabh Pant in their bonus-point win.