Manoj Tiwary
Manoj Tiwary. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Bengal has performed some excellent cricket within the final two days of the Ranji Trophy 2022 Quarter-Closing and so they went one step additional as the highest 9 batters of the facet scored half-centuries for the primary time in first-class cricket historical past. Jharkhand elected to discipline first after successful the toss and the transfer didn’t go properly because the Bengal batters placed on an excellent present of their first innings on the Simply Cricket Academy floor in Bengaluru.

In truth, there have been constant partnerships proper until the declaration got here alongside on the third day. The openers, Abhishek Raman alongside his skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran began the assault on the primary day with scores of 61 and 65 respectively. Sudip Kumar Gharami, who got here in at three, performed a large knock of 186 off 380 deliveries whereas Anustup Majumdar (117) scored a century as properly coming in at 4 for the Bengal facet.

Akash Deep scores an 18-ball half-century for Bengal in direction of the tip

The veteran Bengal batter Manoj Tiwary scored a valiant 73 coming in at 5 and the runs saved flowing from the Bengal batters. The wicketkeeper-batter Abishek Porel got here in at six and performed his half with a 111-ball 68 whereas the final wicket to fall for Bengal was Shahbaz Ahmed for a well-made 78. With some fast runs wanted in direction of the beginning of day three’s play, the likes of Sayan Mondal and Akash Deep stepped up and scored half-centuries as properly.

Deep, specifically, was fairly aggressive from the beginning ending with an unbeaten 18-ball 53 that included eight sixes whereas Mondal confirmed good help with an unbeaten 53-run knock as properly. Ultimately, Bengal lastly declared at 773 for 7 in 218.4 overs and it seems just like the Jharkhand facet has obtained an enormous activity on their fingers in the event that they must take the first-innings lead from right here on.

Jharkhand bowlers had no solutions to Bengal’s good show and Sushant Mishra took a hammering going at greater than 4 runs per over regardless of selecting up three wickets. Shahbaz Nadeem picked up two wickets whereas Rahul Shukla and Anukul Roy picked up one wicket every for Jharkhand within the first innings.