Mumbai defeats Delhi to win its third Vijay Hazare Trophy


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Mumbai lifted its third Vijay Hazare Trophy by defeating Delhi with four wickets on Saturday. The match took place at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, Bengaluru. Mumbai won the trophy last in the year 2006-07 by defeating Rajasthan. 

Mumbai won the toss and decided to bowl first. Shivam Dubey and Dahawal Kulkarni pickedup three wickets each and Delhi was able to reach the score of 177 in 45.4 overs.

The Opening batsman of Mumbai Aditya Tare scored a half-century. His total score was 71 runs which included 13 boundaries and a six . He was supported by Siddesh Lad who scored 48 runs.

In the 35th over 105 runs were scored by Mumbai. in the 19th over Tare survived a caught behind decision. Repeated TV replays showed the ball had bounced before nestling into Delhi wicket-keeper Unmukt Chand's gloves. Later his wicket was taken by Manan Sharma in the 31st over. 

Lad Valiant scored 48 runs in 68 deliveries. It included four boundaries and two sixes. He was caught by Dhruv Shorey off Lalit Yadav with Mumbai's score reading 176 for six.

Ajinkya Rahane (10), captain Shreyas Iyer (7) and Suryakumar Yadav (4) all went back to the pavillion due to Saini and Kulwant Khejrolia, leaving Mumbai struggling at 40 for four in 7.4 overs.

Delhi began their innings on a bad note with Mumbai ballers Kulkarni and Tushar Deshpande performing their level best. Deshpande (2/30), Dubey and Kulkarni secured eight wickets between them to destroy Delhi's batting line-up. Captain Gautam Gambhir got out for one in second over off the innings. Soon Unmukt Chand (13) and Manan Sharma (5) also went back quickly. 

In the sixth over Delhi's score was 21 runs with the loss of 3 wickets. Nitish Rana (13) and Dhruv Shorey (31) tried to bring bacck Delhi for a short period of time. Rana was sent back to pavilion by Dubey. Shorey was stumped by Tare off a brilliant Shams Mulani's delivery. 

Then, Pawan Negi (21), Subodh Bhati (25) and Himmat Singh (41) scored runs to take Delhi to 177.

with inputs from agency

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