Delhi under pressure, TN will still play to win: Badrinath

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Chennai, Dec 24 (UNI) More than Tamil Nadu, who have failed to qualify for the knock out semi-finals despite improving their performance, the last Elite Group A Super league match in the Ranji trophy cricket championship will be crucial for Delhi.

As the teams go into the four-day match at the M A Chidambaram stadium here from tomorrow, Saurashtra are ahead with 20 points, while Mumbai and Delhi have 18 points each. Tamil Nadu have 13.

Both Delhi and Tamil Nadu, would be looking for an outright win barring any interference again by the weather Gods who permitted just two full days of play in Tamil Nadu's previous outing here against Rajasthan here with the result Tamil Nadu could get just one point from what was their second unfinished match. Rain had ruined their first match in the league against Maharashtra as the new season kicked off giving them just one point. Tamil Nadu would be pressing for an outright win although it may not earn them a place in the semis as the second team from this group.

However, Tamil Nadu captain S Badrinath said the team would not be bogged down by the fact that it would not qualify.

''We will not worry about this. We will play to win'', he said.

Delhi would be depending for a solid innings from their captain Gautam Gambhir if they are to make a match of it. They would be looking to overhaul Mumbai now for a place in the knock out.


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