Bangalore: Aditya Tare (71, 89b, 13×4, 1×6) struck a fluent half century as a clinical Mumbai defeated Delhi by four wickets to win their third Vijay Hazare Trophy title at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here Saturday. Mumbai last won the trophy way back in 2006-07 when they defeated Rajasthan.
Opting to bowl, pacers, Shivam Dubey (3/29) and Dhawal Kulkarni (3/30) picked up three wickets apiece as Mumbai bowled out Delhi for a paltry 177 in 45.4 overs. Later, Tare starred with the bat in the company of crisis man Siddesh Lad (48) and both stitched together 105 runs for the fifth wicket to seal the win for Mumbai with 15 overs to spare.
Earlier, Delhi began their innings on a bad note with Mumbai pacers Kulkarni and Tushar Deshpande exploiting the moist conditions. Deshpande (2/30), Dubey and Kulkarni picked up eight wickets between them to rattle Delhi’s batting line-up.
Captain Gautam Gambhir got out for one in second over off the innings. Soon Unmukt Chand (13) and Manan Sharma (5) also went cheaply. Delhi were reeling at 21 for three in six overs, but Nitish Rana (13) and Dhruv Shorey (31) tried to stabilise the innings for a brief period before the former was removed by Dubey, leaving Delhi precariously placed at 60 for four. Thereafter, Pawan Negi (21), Subodh Bhati (25) and Himmat Singh (41) scored vital runs to take Delhi to 177.
Brief scores: Delhi 177 (Himmat Singh 41; Shivam Dubey 3/29) lost to Mumbai 180/6 (Aditya Tare 71; Navdeep Saini 3/53) by four wickets.