Sudip Gharami and skipper Manoj Tiwary mixed in an unbeaten partnership of 126 runs for the fourth wicket to steer Bengal to a commendable seven-wicket win towards Baroda in a Ranji Trophy Elite Group ‘A’ match on the Bengal Cricket Academy floor in Kalyani on Friday.
After Baroda’s second innings folded for 98, Bengal suffered early jolts, chasing a difficult goal of 177. However Gharami, who has scored 473 runs in 5 matches within the present Ranji Trophy season, stood steadfastly towards a resolute Baroda assault. He remained unbeaten on 76 (140b, 4×11, 6×1) as Bengal resumed the chase from the in a single day rating of 53 for 3. Gharami acquired in a position companionship from Manoj, who performed a captain’s knock and remained unbeaten on 60 (118b, 4×8) to see Bengal register a memorable turnaround at dwelling.
The win helped Bengal bag six essential factors which put the Laxmi Ratan Shukla-coached facet on the highest of the present group standings with 25 factors from 5 video games (earned from three wins and two attracts).
Uttarakhand, having 23 factors from 5 video games, moved to the second spot whereas Baroda (13 factors) fell to the fourth spot behind Himachal Pradesh (17 factors). Bengal will subsequent tackle Haryana in a bunch match beginning on Tuesday at Lahli.