Andhra Pradesh bowled out Ishant Sharma-led Delhi with a mere score of 111 in the quarterfinal of Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The top order failed, which later resulted in a massive collapse of Delhi’s innings.
After being asked to bat first, Delhi had a poor start and lost their first wicket on a score of eight, in-form of Unmukt Chand.
Gambhir walked in at number three. The star player could just manage eight runs, leaving Delhi on 18-2.
The hopes were for the in-form batsman Hiten Dalal, but he was also dismissed soon.
Delhi were three down on 33 a the end of nine overs.
Wickets continued to fall, and Delhi could just score of 111 in the first innings of the day.
Gambhir was making his comeback to the side after being ruled out of the league stage due to an ankle injury.
He proved his fitness for the knockout game and was included in the side.
Skipper Ishant Sharma had to choose two of three openers but in the end, all the three batsmen played.
Chand and Hiten opened the innings while Gambhir came in at number three.
All the three batsmen struggled and were dismissed cheaply with Andhra Pradesh bowler making most out of early morning conditions.
Pacer Siva Kumar grabbed the first three at the start wickets to put Delhi on the backfoot.
In the end, he ended the day with four wickets.
Delhi somehow managed to cross the 100 run mark.
Yesterday too, the team batting first viz Mumbai faced same issues as Maharashtra took early wickets, making most out of early morning conditions.
In the end, Mumbai managed 222 runs, which Maharashtra chased down seven wickets in hand.
Karnataka and Maharashtra have already booked their place in the semi-final.
There are still two spots left, and chances of Andhra Pradesh taking one of that spot are quite fair.
In the other game of the day, Baroda are 183/7 in 41 overs and they looking at a score of 220+ to post a respectable score.
The two semi-finals of the tournament will be played on March 24 and 25 at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.
The final of the tournament will also be played at Kotla on March 27.
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