By defeating Jharkhand at home, the road to the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy became clear for Bengal. Bengal beat Jharkhand in the first innings of the Ranji quarter-final at Eden Gardens. The way the team’s cricketers are batting, Manoj Tiwari is on the way to taking a big lead in the first innings.
However, the beginning of the innings was not good for Bengal. The new opening pair played in this match. Young Qazi Junaid Saifi was dismissed for just 1 run. But Abhimanyu Iswaran played well. Sudeep Gharami also played well with him for the second wicket. Both batsmen looked fluent. Jharkhand’s batting collapsed in the first session on the first day. But the two reliable batsmen of the team did not let that happen in the first session on the second day. They passed the first session. Both batsmen scored in the fifties. They tied a pair of 146 runs. They were advancing on the road to the century. But Sudeep got out after 68 runs. Abhimanyu got out after scoring 77 runs. He had another chance to score a century. But the right-handed opener could not.
Anushtup Majumdar and captain Manoj Tiwary are at the crease after three wickets have fallen. Bengal has passed Jharkhand’s 173 runs in the first innings. At the time of writing this report, Bengal’s run is 175 for 3 in 61 overs. Anushtup 15 and Manoj 7 runs.Jharkhand has been overtaken by Bengal. But there are still three days of play and one session left. Bengal has a chance to secure the fate of playing with a big lead in the first innings. Manojra is moving in that direction.