Ranji Trophy: Focus on Gambhir, Sehwag as Delhi chase steep total vs Punjab

At stumps on Day 3, New Delhi were 60 for 3, needing 267 runs to get on the final day with Gautam Gambhir in the middle and Virender Sehwag yet to bat.

updated: December 24, 2013 23:27 IST
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New Delhi: With three wickets in the final session of the third day, Punjab took a clear edge over hosts Delhi in a Ranji Trophy group A encounter which looks poised for an exciting finish in New Delhi on Wednesday.

At stumps, Delhi were 60 for three chasing a tough target of 327 after Punjab scored 402 in their second innings with significant contributions from skipper Mandeep Singh (60), Gitansh Khera (49) and Siddharth Kaul (32 not out). This was after opener Jiwanjot Singh (147) had laid the foundation scoring an impressive century on Monday.

It will be an interesting final day as Delhi will require to score 267 runs to win with seven wickets in hand. Unmukt Chand (0) made a poor judgement as he didn't offer a stroke to an inswinger from Sandeep Sharma. Vaibhav Rawal (35) looked good during his hour-long stay before he was played on off Manpreet Gony.

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