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Shahbaz’s Gritty Fifty Sets Bengal Up for a Gripping Finish Vs Hyderabad

Shahbaz’s Gritty Fifty Sets Bengal Up for a Gripping Finish Vs Hyderabad

Cuttack: All-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed as soon as once more got here up with a gritty second innings half-century as Bengal set Hyderabad a difficult goal of 239 runs of their must-win Ranji Trophy group B match on the Barabati Stadium right here on Saturday. In reply, Hyderabad have been left reeling at 16/3 with Bengal tempo trio of Mukesh Kumar, Ishan Porel and Akash Deep snaring one wicket every to brighten Bengal’s prospects.

Hyderabad require 223 runs, whereas Bengal will want seven wickets because the match is about for an intense end on Sunday. Hyderabad started their chase on an ominous be aware when opener Tanmay Agarwal was trapped by Mukesh Kumar off the primary ball of their second innings.

Ishan then gave one other breakthrough within the fourth over dismissing No.3 batter Mickil Jaiswal (5). Akshath Reddy tried to construct a partnership and was at his defiant greatest however Akash Deep cleaned him up within the ultimate supply of the penultimate day to finish his dogged keep of 63 minutes for a duck from 37 balls.

Earlier, resuming their second innings on 16/1, Bengal, who had a slender 38-run first innings lead, had a well-known batting collapse as skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran, who was in a single day 10, acquired out cheaply for twenty-four (45 balls). Ritwik Roy Chowdhury (41; 127 balls) and Sayan Sekhar Mondal (17; 57 balls) placed on 35 runs for the fourth wicket earlier than left-arm spinner Tanay Thyagarajan (3/44) ended their resistance.

Veteran Manoj Tiwary was run out for 10 as Bengal misplaced half their aspect for 118 runs. But the spin-bowling Royal Challengers Bengaluru all rounder Shahbaz had different concepts as he as soon as once more rescued Bengal with a tremendous 87-ball 51.

The left-hander, who scored a 71 not out within the second innings in Bengal’s win over Baroda within the earlier match, placed on a match-turning 65-run partnership with Anustup Majumdar (42; 127b). Shahbaz curbed his aerial shot and slammed 4 boundaries en path to his sixth first-class fifty from 15 matches.

Fresh from Rs 1.7 crore buyout by Mumbai Indians, rookie off-spin all-rounder Tilak Varma (3/13) broke Bengal’s decrease order resistance with three wickets in 5 balls to bundle them out for 201 in 79 overs.

Brief Scores: ========= At Barabati Stadium: Bengal 242 and 201; 79 overs (Shahbaz Ahmed 51, Anustup Majumdar 42, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury 41; Tilak Varma 3/13, Tanay Thyagarajan 3/44). Hyderabad 205 and 16/3; 13.2 overs (Tilak Varma 11). Match to proceed.

At Vikas Cricket Ground: Chandigarh 168 and 231/2; 62 over (Harnoor Singh 86, Arslan Khan 72). Baroda 517; 132.2 overs (Vishnu Solanki 104, Jyotsnil Singh 96, Bhargav Bhatt 75, Atit Sheth 59; Jagjit Singh Sandhu 5/118, Gurinder Singh 3/114). Match to proceed.


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