Delhi makes Ranji QFs from North Zone

Una, HP: Skipper Aakash Chopra led from front with a brilliant 95 to help Delhi beat Services by six wickets and book a berth in the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy tournament on Monday.

Delhi and Himachal Pradesh, with four wins each, have qualified from North Zone for the last-eight stage of the competition.

Chasing 232 to win, Chopra batted beautifully and kept one end till he offered a caught and bowled and chance to Abhishek Sinha to miss a well deserved century.

Chopra hit 12 boundaries in his innings. Mithun Manhas played a useful knock of 54 runs for the visitors.

Earlier, Services scored 231 for the eight after winning the toss riding on twin half-centuries by Yashpal Singh (57) and Tahir Khan (55).

Yogesh Nagar was the pick of the bowlers for Delhi, claiming three wickets.

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