Ranji Trophy: Odisha restricts Bengal for 142 in first innings
Kolkata: In a clinical bowling performance, Odisha dismissed West Bengal for 142 in their first innings in the Ranji tie played in Kolkata.
Dhiraj Singh was the most successful bowler for Odisha claiming 5 wickets, while Suryakant Pradhan took three wickets. Jayant Behera and Govinda Poddar took one wicket each.
West Bengal’s batting looked shaky from the beginning with the host team losing wickets at regular intervals. After losing the first wicket for 2 runs, Bengal was kept on the back foot by the Odisha bowlers who removed 9 batsmen for a paltry score of 96.
However, Bengal managed to reach a total of 142 on the back of a A R Eswarana’s 88 runs who was the most successful batsman for the host team.
Till last reports came in, Odisha in its chase had lost five wickets for 76 runs.