New Delhi: Defending champions Delhi paid the price for resting key players in a must-win match against Services to crash out of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here Thursday. Services and Punjab advanced to the knock-outs from North Zone.
Services hammered Delhi by 44 runs at the Ferozeshah Kotla while Punjab beat Himachal Pradesh by two wickets at Palam Ground to progress as the two teams from the North Zone.
Services scripted a remarkable turnaround from 36 for three in 12.3 overs to post a challenging 257 for five on a typical low and slow wicket. Rajat Paliwal led their fight back with an unbeaten 105 off 112 balls.