DHARAMSALA: Punjab beat Delhi by two wickets in a North Zone leg match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 competition with senior players like Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan floundering seriously.
Batting in the first place, Delhi scored 103 for 9 in 20 overs while Punjab achieved the objective losing 8 wickets in 19.2 overs.
Both groups have now won one and lost one match.
Gautam Gambhir’s (5) powerlessness against moving conveyances was at the end of the day uncovered as he edged Manpreet Gony conveyance to Jaskaranveer Singh behind the stumps. Dhawan was likewise gotten by Gurkeerat Singh off Gony’s playing.
Gony developed (3/26 in 4 overs) as the pick of bowlers while Sandeep Sharma (2/16) was similarly temperate.
Captain Harbhajan Singh 1/14 in 4 overs kept it tight as the hard-hitting Nitish Rana (15) was discovered by glovesman Jaskaranveer attempting to play the cut.
In answer, Punjab continued losing wickets at general interims yet figured out how to go too far with four balls to save.
Anmolpreet Singh (28) and Sharad Lumba (36) were the fundamental patrons.
Delhi 103/9 in 20 overs (Gautam Gambhir 5, Shikhar Dhawan 2, Manpreet Gony 3/26, Harbhajan Singh 1/14)
Punjab 106/8 in 19.2 overs (Sharad Lumba 36, Anmolpreet Singh 28). Punjab won by 2 wickets.