Vadodara:Rahul Dravid hit his 100th half century in first class cricket as Rest of India stretched its overall lead over Delhi to 286 runs to further consolidate its position on day three of the Irani Trophy on Friday.
Dravid fell before lunch after a well-made 69 while Indian ODI and Twenty20 captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni remained in hunt for his fifty.
At the break, Dhoni was batting on 32 with Anil Kumble on four as Rest of India overcame a wobbly morning session to reach 211 for five at lunch.
Delhi spearhead Ishant Sharma dealt a double blow in the 45th over, removing overnight batsman S Badrinath (36) and Mohammad Kaif (0), while VVS Laxman (18) fell to Chetanya Nanda.
Two overs before lunch, Nanda had his second victim in Dravid who departed after his 211-ball 69 that included six hits to the fence.