Sambalpur, 6 December: Both Virendra Sehwag and Gautam Gambir failed to click as Odisha won the toss and put Delhi in on the first day of the Ranji Trophy match at VSS Stadium here. Sehwag failed to open his account while Gambhir scored 32 before as Odisha&’s new ball bowlers used the early morning conditions well. Mithun Manhas and Rajat Bhatia batted steadily to take Delhi to 268 for six at close of play. Manhas scored 92 while Bhatia was unbeaten on 71. All eyes were on Sehwag today. The full house at VSS Stadium wanted to see a flurry of strokes from the Delhi opener rather than see seamer Suryakant Pradhan dismissing him for zero.
At the end of the first day of the match, Delhi team was batting at 268 for 6. sns