Virender Sehwag hits 2nd consecutive century in Ranji Trophy

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Lahli (Haryana), Jan 5: Senior opener Virender Sehwag today scored his second consecutive century for Delhi in Ranji Trophy against Haryana.

With Delhi reeling at 41/4 in 18.3 overs on a green-top at Chaudhry Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sehwag rescued the team with a quick ton, his 41st in first-class cricket. The 36-year-old Sehwag was ignored for India's 30-man World Cup squad. (Our pick: India's 15-man World Cup team)

File photo of Virender Sehwag

This was Sehwag's second ton in as many innings after his 105 against Gujarat last week. Sehwag ended the day on 147 not out (178 balls, 16x4, 1x6). Sehwag did not open the innings and batted at number four. Last match, he batted at 3 and scored 105.

At stumps on the first day, Delhi had recovered to reach 278/7 in 83 overs. Giving Sehwag company was Sumit Narwal (2 not out). Rajat Bhatia was the second highest scorer for Delhi with 72. Sehwag and Bhatia turned it around for Delhi with a 186-run partnership for the 5th wicket.

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