Ranji Trophy: Bengal register first win of season by edging past Tamil Nadu
Bengal clinched their first victory of the season when they eked out a one-wicket win over Tamil Nadu in Chennai in the Ranji Trophy on Saturday.
With this win, Bengal now have 12 points and stand at the second place in the Group (B).
Bengal produced a decent effort with the ball to set for themselves a target of 216 to win their maiden match this season.
But their batting, much like the first innings, crumbled and a similar script was written by off-spinner Rahil Shah who ended up with another five-wicket haul. For the visitors, Pradipta Pramanik played out a dogged 25-run innings to help his side get over the line.
Summarised scores: Tamil Nadu 263 all out and 141 all out lost to Bengal 189 all out and 216 for 9 in 82.5 overs (Abhishek Kumar Raman 53, Sudip Chatterjee 40, Pradipta Pramanik 25 not out, Rahil Shah 5 /68).
At Mumbai: 297 and 187 (Aditya Tare 59, Shivam Dubey 55, Chintan Gaja 4-57) lost to Gujarat 281 and 206/1 (Priyank Panchal 112 not out, Kathan Patel 55) by nine wickets.
Gujarat 6 points, Mumbai 0.
At Raipur: Chhattisgarh 232 and 143 (Sumit Raikar 39 not out, Lalit Yadav 7-56) lost to Vidarbha 332/6 declared and 46/0 (Akshay Wadkar 25 not out, Faiz Fazal 20 not out) by 10 wickets.
Vidarbha 7 points, Chhattisgarh 0.
At Rajkot: Saurashtra 521 versus Baroda 533/9(Kedar Devdhar 224, Vishnu Solanki 116, Hardik Rathod 3-98). Match drawn.
Baroda 3 points, Saurashtra 1.
At Mysuru: Maharashtra 113 and 256 lost to Karnataka 186 and 184/3 (Devdutt Padikkal 77, Dega Nischal 61, Satyajeet Bachhav 2-56) by 7 wickets.
Karnataka 6 points, Maharashtra 0.
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