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Challenger Trophy 2013 : Yuvraj Shines Again As India Blue Win By 11 Runs. Riding on Manish Pandey's 62 and Bhuvneshwar Kumar's four-wicket burst,...
Indore (PTI): Riding on Manish Pandey's 62 and Bhuvneshwar Kumar's four-wicket burst, India Blue registered a comprehensive win by 50 runs over Delhi in the final of the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy 2013, at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. Chasing a daunting total of 275 to win, Delhi's star-studded top order flopped in the big game from which they could never really recover in the game, and were bowled out for 224 in 44.4 overs.
Milind Kumar fell after scoring 54 while Puneet Bisht remained unbeaten on 54 but their efforts went in vain. It was due to a flop show from the Delhi's top order consisting Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli and Unmukt Chand that left Delhi under immense pressure in the crucial tie. Delhi's woes increased when their in-form batsman Sehwag was cleaned up by R Vinay Kumar for five, and Kohli, who managed to spend sometime at the crease scoring 23 runs, had a mixup with Milind while taking a run and was run out in the 10th over that left Delhi reeling at 46 for four. Despite regular breakthroughs, India Blue reached 274 for nine