Baroda, buoyed by an incisive efficiency by its bowlers, made a robust comeback and decreased Bengal to 189 for 9 after making a good 269 in its first innings on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Elite Group ‘A’ match on the Bengal Cricket Academy floor in Kalyani on Wednesday.
Resuming on the in a single day rating of 222 for seven, Baroda added 47 runs within the first hour of motion to present its bowlers an inexpensive rating to defend. Akash Deep (4 for 71) and Mukesh Kumar (three for 56) have been the notable performers with the ball for Bengal.
Pacers Sahejadkhan Pathan (4 for 46) and Soyeb Sopariya (three for 43) ran by means of the Bengal batting line-up to place Baroda in a robust place on the finish of the day. With one wicket remaining, Bengal trailed by 80 runs to virtually cede the first-innings result in Baroda. Seasoned Anustup Majumdar (90) held up the Bengal innings briefly and had a 72-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Abishek Porel (25) to present some respectability to the host’s rating.