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Majumdar and Gharami tons help Bengal dominate Madhya Pradesh

Bengal 307 for 4 (Majumdar 120, Gharami 112, Agarwal 2-21) vs Madhya Pradesh

In what’s a rematch of last season‘s Ranji Trophy semi-final, Bengal completed the primary day in a robust place – towards defending champions Madhya Pradesh – courtesy twin centuries from Sudip Kumar Gharami and Anustup Majumdar. The duo batted for 69 overs by means of the afternoon so as to add 241 runs for the third wicket earlier than MP hit again with the wickets of the 2 set batters late within the day. At stumps, Bengal completed on 307 for 4, scoring at a run fee of three.52 within the 87 overs that have been potential on day one in Indore.
After Bengal selected to bat first in Indore, their openers Karan Lal and Abhimanyu Easwaran who began in a brisk method. The pair added 51 runs in 12.3 overs earlier than MP dismissed each batters within the area of 4 deliveries. Easwaran was the primary to go for 27, bowled by Gaurav Yadav, and Lal was then dismissed for 23 by an identical full-pitched supply from Anubhav Agarwal.

With Bengal slipping from 51 for no loss to 51 for two, MP had the early benefit. However, the brand new batters Gharami and Majumdar turned the tide of the innings, irritating the hosts by means of lunch, by means of tea and proper as much as the drinks break within the day’s ultimate session.

Majumdar, the 38-year-old veteran, struck 13 fours and a six in his 120 whereas Gharami, the 23-year-old right-hand batter, hit 12 fours and two sixes in his 112. Both of them survived a dropped probability apiece, however they have been largely fluent of their strokeplay. Gharami typically went inside out over the off aspect to the spinners, whereas Majumdar provided stability in the course of the early phases of their partnership earlier than dominating the proceedings within the afternoon session. That allowed Bengal to maneuver to lunch at 111 for two, and by tea they reached 213 for two.

It regarded just like the pair would end unbeaten on the finish of the day, extra so with MP’s assault discovering it troublesome to breach their stand, however the brand new ball introduced some respectability to MP’s bowling effort. Avesh Khan struck within the 83rd over when he received a full ball to angle away from Majumdar and rattle the stumps. In the subsequent over, Gharami was trapped lbw by Agarwal, and it was the second time within the day that Bengal had misplaced each set batters in succession.

MP tried to sneak in one other wicket earlier than stumps; nevertheless, it wasn’t to be. No. 5 Manoj Tiwary (5*) and No. 6 Shahbaz Ahmed (6*) noticed by means of the day, taking Bengal previous 300 with six wickets nonetheless in hand.

Agarwal was the the choose of the bowlers for MP, choosing up 2 for 21 in his 12 overs. Avesh bowled 20 overs for 79 runs, with solely the lone wicket to point out for. The ultimate of the Ranji Trophy might be performed later this month between the winner of this fixture and the winner of the opposite semi-final between Karnataka and Saurashtra, which is at the moment being performed in Bengaluru.


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