New Delhi: Delhi on Monday bulldozed Tripura by 8 wickets in a thoroughly one-sided group C encounter of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
This is Delhi's third win in four matches and the hosts are favourites to seal one of the two quarter-final spots up for grabs from this group.
Currently, the Gautam Gambhir-led Delhi are second behind Maharashtra in the group C table, with 12 points from 4 games. Maharahstra also have 12 points but have played a match less.
The bowlers led by left-arm pacer Pawan Suyal (3/14 in 10 overs) and Navdeep Saini (2/28 in 9 overs) skittled out Tripura for 100 in 39.3 overs with former UP batsman Parvinder Singh top-scoring with 20. Left-arm spinners Manan Sharma (2/24) and Pawan Negi (2/2) also did their bit.
In reply, Delhi romped home in 16 overs losing only two wickets. Young Nitish Rana slammed 48-ball-67 with 10 boundaries and three huge sixes. Openers Unmukt Chand (14) and Dhruv Shorey (1) were dismissed cheaply but the meagre target never posed any threats for the Delhi batsmen.