Delhi out of Vijay Hazare knockout race after losing to Jharkhand | Cricket news

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Delhi have been knocked out of the Vijay Hazare Trophy knockout race after losing five wickets to Jharkhand, their third defeat in the tournament on Monday. First, Delhi hit 259 for five with the help of Ayush Badoni (91 not from 69 balls), who hit nine fours and four sixes in his whirlwind. Skipper Nitish Rana (51 of 52) and Yash Dhull (49 of 78) also competed.

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Left arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem was the cream of the Jharkhand bowlers, conceding just 34 runs in his 10 overs.

In response, Jharkhand came home in 48.5 overs with Virat Singh making an unbeaten 116 off 128 balls. Kumar Kushagra scored 49 from 40 balls.

Delhi, who had done well to make it to the knockouts of the domestic T20 event, suffered their third defeat on Monday after earlier defeats to Rajasthan and Karnataka.

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Veteran pacer Ishant Sharma bowled eight overs and conceded 40 runs, while Lalit Yadav and Shivank Vashisht took two wickets each.

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With the victory over Delhi, Jharkhand now has five wins from six matches, earning 20 points in Group B. Karnataka and Assam are also on 20 points. Delhi will play their last league match against Assam on Wednesday.

In other Group B matches, Assam beat Vidarbha by seven wickets while Karnataka beat Sikkim by six wickets. Rajasthan also rolled out to a massive 296 run over Meghalaya.

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Short Scores: Delhi 259/5 in 50 overs (Ayush Badoni 91 not out). Jharkhand (Virat Singh 116 not out; Shivank Vashisht 2/38). PTI BS SSC SSC

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