An all-round performance by Shikhar Dhawan’s boys made a mockery of Mumbai in the Group E encounter of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy here on Monday.
Delhi beat Mumbai by 76 runs to start the tournament on a high.
Electing to bat, Nitish Rana’s (74, 37b, 7×4, 5×6) power-packed innings, and his 122-run stand with Himmat Singh (53, 32b, 3×4, 4×6) helped Delhi to a gargantuan 206 for four. A star-studded Mumbai batting line-up – with the top six having been a part of IPL 2020 – couldn’t withstand the pressure applied by Delhi pacers.
Mumbai folded for a meagre 130 with 11 balls to spare.
Had it not been for Shivam Dube’s big-hitting (63, 42b, 3×4, 5×6), Mumbai would have struggled to cross the 100-run mark.
Delhi pacers Ishant Sharma, Simarjeet Singh and Pradeep Sangwan reduced Mmbai to 17 for four in the fifth…