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RANJI TROPHY : DELHI BEAT MUMBAI INDIANS AFTER 43 YEAR GAP


Victory turned out o be a formality for Delhi eventually wrapping eight-wicket wins against the Mumbai in the tournament of Ranji Trophy group B within the span of 90 minutes at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Friday.

Delhi beat the Mumbai Indians for the first time in the Ranji Trophy in 43 years on Friday morning at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. This be the worst seasons for Delhi and win VS 41 time champions Mumbai Indians should give a lot of confidence as first class side. The five matches before the Mumbai match. Delhi won no match and have 2 lose while 3 finished in draws and went to the 7th spot in Group B which comprises of the 8 teams. Delhi have been the poor performance captain has been dropped and another one of the team has dropped also due to disciplinary charges. Even the Himmat Singh the Captain of the team in win was dropped a few games ago.

After Delhi won the toss, They bowled out Mumbai for just 293 in the first innings. That was an ordinary batting performance from Mumbai and had in-form Safaraz not scored 124 off 155 balls that included 16 fours and 4 sixes, Mumbai could have been bowled out for a score less than 200.

Delhi's victory was against the odds for many reasons- they hadn't win the game after their first five matches in this season as against Mumbai's three wins. Delhi missing regular skipper Yash Dhull due to food poisoning. Never mind that Delhi’s only outright win against the 41-time Ranji champions had come way back in the 1979/80 final.
Delhi then chased down the target with 8 wickets in hand, to register their first win of the season.

Exactly two years back, he was a proud captain, having made history with Team India, winning at Gabba. Two years later, Mumbai has lost to a Delhi side for first time in 43 years under his captaincy.

Brief scores: Mumbai 293 and 170 (A Rahane 51, T Kotian 50 not out; D Mehra 5/30). Delhi 369 and 97/2 (H Shokeen 36*). Delhi won by 8 wickets.

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