Ranji Trophy: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir fail again

Haryana pacers rock hosts Delhi in Ranji Trophy clash at the historic Roshanara Club ground

updated: November 21, 2013 14:45 IST
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New Delhi: Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir (file photo)Virender Sehwag did precious little to catch the eyes of the national selector scoring just 3 runs off 30 balls on Day 1 of Delhi's Ranji Trophy clash against Haryana at the Roshanara Club ground here on Thursday. Before this crucial contest, Sehwag had scored 60 runs from four innings. The former Test opener has not been given a contract by the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the 2013-14 season.

It wasn't good news for Delhi skipper Gautam Gambhir either. The left-handed batsman, who like Sehwag is trying to impress the national selectors, fell for 29 off 84 balls on a grassy wicket that helped the quicks. Gambhir scored 50s in both innings against Mumbai but a big knock is more than overdue. Gambhir, however, figures on the BCCI contract list.

Gambhir was bowled off an inside edge and looked in discomfort against the left-arm pace of 26-year-old Sanjay Budhwar. Three of Gambhir's fours were edgy shots and he failed to time the moving ball on a misty morning.

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