RESULT
North Zone, Dharamsala, February 02, 2017, Inter State Twenty-20 Tournament
(13.3/20 ov, T:132) 134/4

Delhi won by 6 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)

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Dhawan 82* steers Delhi to breezy win

A round up of the North Zone matches from the Inter State T20 Tournament played on February 2, 2017

Shikhar Dhawan pulls en route to his brisk 78, Australia v India, 5th ODI, Sydney, January 23, 2016

File photo - Shikhar Dhawan hit 11 fours and three sixes in an unbeaten 47-ball 82  •  Getty Images

Shikhar Dhawan struck an unbeaten 47-ball 82 to power Delhi to a six-wicket win against Services in Dharamsala. Dhawan hit 11 fours and three sixes as Delhi swept past their target of 132 with 39 balls remaining. Delhi were in a bit of trouble at 43 for 3 before Dhawan and Nitish Rana (22 off 16) calmed them with a fourth-wicket partnership of 74.
Having sent Services in, Delhi were firmly in control through most of Services' innings, striking regularly and reducing them to 96 for 7 in the 17th over. Amit Pachhara, though, ensured Services wouldn't give in without a fight, scoring an unbeaten 56 off 46 balls, and adding an unbroken 35 for the eighth wicket with Rahul Kanojia. Vikas Tokas (3 for 23) and Manan Sharma (3-0-8-2) were Delhi's most impressive bowlers.
Manan Vohra's 60 and a 16-ball 34 from Gurkeerat Singh set the foundation of Punjab's 23-run win over Himachal Pradesh, leading the team to a score of 162 for 7. Punjab's bowlers, led by Harbhajan Singh (2-25) and seamer Baltej Singh (3-33), then pinned Himachal to 139 for 9, with five wickets falling in the last five overs. Vohra's 50-run partnership with Anmolpreet Singh helped Punjab recover from a poor start before Gurkeerat added quick runs at the end, hitting four fours and two sixes. Harbhajan then struck in successive overs to dismiss Himachal's openers after a good start, after which the side stumbled from 114 for 2 in the 15th over to 130 for 9 in the 19th over. Ankush Bains was the top-scorer for Himachal with a 32-ball 57.
A manic penultimate over, in which Haryana lost four wickets, saw them fall four runs short of Jammu & Kashmir's total of 156 in Nadaun. Needing 24 off the last two overs with six wickets in hand, Haryana's chase began to go awry with the run-out of the well-set Rajat Paliwal. Then, Haryana lost wickets off three consecutive deliveries -Harshal Patel was run-out without facing a ball after which Ram Dayal dismissed Rahul Tewatia and Sanjay Pahal. In the final over, Haryana could only hit 14 runs out of the required 18, with Virender Dahiya hitting a six during his three-ball stay. Earlier, Shubham Khajuria's 68 (57 balls) lifted J&K to 156 for 3 after they opted to bat. He was well-supported by Ian Dev Singh (27) and Mithun Manhas (31 not out).

Delhi Innings
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Inter State Twenty-20 Tournament
Central Zone
TEAMMWLPTNRR
MP550200.738
RAJ532120.420
VIDAR53212-0.042
CGARH5238-0.124
RLYS51440.378
UP5144-1.405
East Zone
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BENG440160.927
ASSAM431120.751
ODISA4228-0.308
TPURA4134-0.629
JKAND4040-0.679
North Zone
TEAMMWLPTNRR
DELHI532120.239
J + K532120.168
PNJB53212-0.369
HRYNA52380.513
HP52380.040
SVCS5238-0.717
South Zone
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KNTKA541161.363
TN541160.314
HYD532121.030
KER52380.825
AP5238-0.725
GOA5050-3.312
West Zone
TEAMMWLPTNRR
MUM440160.528
BRODA42280.210
GUJ42280.099
MAHA4228-0.098
SAU4040-0.718