Saturday, March 25, 2023

Ranji Trophy: Sudip Gharami, Manoj Tiwary workforce as much as hand Bengal memorable win

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.

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