Manish Pandey: Manish Pandey’s brilliant batting made the match against Delhi one-sided in just a short time. He is the same batsman who was released by the KL Rahul-led team in the IPL before the mini-auction. Pandey batted at a blistering pace in the Vijay Hazare Trophy match held in Kolkata and in no time put the match in Karnataka’s hands.
Delhi had given a target of 160
IPL specialist Nitish Rana scored 30 off 43 balls and Lalit Yadav scored 59 off 100 balls but Delhi’s total could not go beyond 159. In the absence of Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma, Delhi suffered a four-wicket defeat to Karnataka in a low-scoring Group B encounter of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. This is his second consecutive defeat in this tournament.
Karnataka bowlers shine
Batting first, the Delhi team was reduced to a score of 159 runs in 45.4 overs. Karnataka pacer Vasuki Kaushik took three wickets for 23 runs in 10 overs while leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal took three wickets for 25 runs by dismissing the tail batsmen.
Manish Pandey made a splash as soon as he was released from Lucknow Super Giants
Karnataka got off to a great start chasing 160. His opener Ravikumar Samarth scored 59 runs in 73 balls and Manish Pandey scored 48 runs in 37 balls hitting four sixes. Manish Pandey was released from his team by Lucknow Super Giants on Tuesday, two days after which he played a blistering innings. On the basis of these brilliant innings of both of them, Karnataka achieved this target in 30 overs only. Delhi have thus lost two out of the last four matches in which they were defeated by Rajasthan in the last match.
Dhawan-Ishant’s absence stopped Delhi’s heartbeat
Delhi, who started with a win in the presence of Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma, are facing continuous defeat as soon as these two stalwarts are removed. Dhawan had played innings of 47 and 54 in the first two matches while preparing for the ODI series against New Zealand. After this he went on National Duty. At the same time, Ishant was rested by the team under workload management. Relaxed under. Ishant is not playing matches continuously.
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