New Delhi: During the ongoing Ranji Trophy match against Himachal Pradesh, Delhi’s Gautam Gambhir succumbed to lazy running on Wednesday. Even though he landed his bat, replays showed he had not crossed the line and was dismissed for 49 off 52 balls.

He was short of his ground and he had to make the long walk back to the pavilion at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. His innings comprised of seven fours and a six.

Dhruv Shorey flicked the ball towards mid-wicket and was coming back for the second. The throw was at the non-striker’s end where Gambhir was running, the ball was thrown by Pankaj Jaiswal and Rishi Dhawan managed to take the bails off, dismissing Gambhir.

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Delhi had won the toss and opted to bat. The hosts scored 317 in the first innings and declared the second at 281/4. Himachal Pradesh were bowled out for 223. They are chasing a mammoth target of 376 in the second essay. Thursday is the fourth and last day of the match.

Meanwhile, Gambhir, a few days back, courted controversy when he slammed the BCCI for allowing tainted cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin to ring the bell at the Eden Gardens during the 1st T20I against the Windies. He also raised questions on BCCI’s zero-tolerance policy against corruption.