Mumbai-Delhi tie ends in tame draw

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

The opening tie between Mumbai and Delhi in the Elite Group A of the Ranji Trophy ended in a tame draw.

Mumbai-Delhi tie ends in tame draw

New Delhi:

The opening tie between Mumbai and Delhi in the Elite Group A of the Ranji Trophy ended in a tame draw. Mumbai chose to have some batting practice even after taking a healthy first innings lead of 220 runs over the hosts at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground. It was dull cricket for most part of the day as Delhi were all out for 331 runs in their first innings, just before the lunch. Later, Mumbai, who were ensured two points on the basis of first innings lead, did not force the follow-on and batted in their second innings. They were 166 for 3 at the close. The last hopes for Delhi to avoid a follow-on wilted early as top-scorer for their side and overnight batsman Mithun Manhas got out early at his individual score of 87 (off 190 balls including 13 fours), at the team total of 259. He was caught behind off Usman Maulvi. But Mumbai faced more resistance from the tailenders Sarandeep Singh and Chetan Nanda who put on 69 runs for the eighth wicket. Sarandeep made a fine 46 off 80 balls, studded with nine boundaries. Nanda lent him support with an useful 22 off 73 balls with four hits to the fence. Powar claimed his fifth wicket by getting rid of Sarandeep, caught behind at 328. The Mumbai offie returned with figures of six for 83 as Delhi were all out soon after. Half-centuries by Onkar Khanvilkar (71) and Vinit Indulkar (55) were the highlights of the Mumbai second innings as the match dragged on towards the close. (PTI)



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