New Delhi. The first Ranji Trophy quarter final played between Bengal and Jharkhand was a draw. Bengal declared their second innings on the last day of the match by scoring 318 runs for 7 wickets. In this way, Jharkhand got the target of 794 runs within one session, which was impossible to achieve. Jharkhand did not see the result coming out in the match and did not consider it appropriate to bat in the second innings and both the captains agreed on a draw. In this way the Bengal team became the fourth team to reach the semi-finals. Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have already confirmed their place in the last 4.
Bengal declared the first innings against Jharkhand by scoring 773 for 7 wickets. Jharkhand had scored 298 runs in the first innings. When Bengal declared the second innings on the last day of the match, Akash Deep was not out after scoring 13 runs. After Shahbaz Ahmed’s wicket fell, Bengal announced to declare their second innings. Shahbaz got out after scoring 46 runs.
Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary scored a century in the second innings of the first Ranji Trophy quarter-final match being played against Jharkhand. Due to his century strike, Bengal was successful in making a big score. Manoj had scored 73 runs in the first innings. This is his 28th century in first class cricket.
When the fourth day’s play was over, Anustup Majumdar returned unbeaten on 22 and Manoj Tiwary on 12. But Anustup did not last long on the fourth day of the match and was dismissed after scoring 38 runs. After this, Ashok Poral played an innings of 34 runs. While Manoj stood at one end. During this, he completed his 28th century in first-class cricket while batting Shanadar. Manoj Tiwary was dismissed after scoring 136 runs in 185 balls. He hit 19 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. This is the second century of Manoj Tiwari, who is handling the responsibility of Sports Minister in the Bengal government, in the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals.
In the first quarter-final match played between Bengal and Jharkhand, a total of 4 centuries were scored by both the teams. In the first innings, Sudip Kumar scored 186 and Anustup Majumdar scored 117 runs for Bengal. At the same time, Virat Singh scored an unbeaten 113 runs in the first innings for Jharkhand. Whereas in the second innings of Bengal, Manoj Tiwary was dismissed after scoring 136 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 10, 2022, 15:01 IST