Ranji Trophy: Shikhar Dhawan's ton scripts Delhi's big win

An unbeaten 116 by the skipper helped the hosts earn six points against Maharashtra.

updated: December 18, 2012 16:34 IST
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New Delhi: Leading from the front, skipper Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 116 as Delhi thrashed Maharashtra by seven wickets in a Group B Ranji Trophy match to stay in contention for a knock-out berth.

Dhawan anchored the innings to perfection as his unbeaten century helped the hosts chase a challenging target of 270. He got fantastic support from Mohit Sharma (51) and Mithun Manhas who smashed his way to a 40-ball-51 with the help of five fours and three sixes.

En route to his 16th first-class century, Dhawan faced 194 balls hitting 12 boundaries and a six. Dhawan-Manhas combination added 83 runs in only 83 balls in the post lunch session which turned out to be decisive.

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