Sangram Atitkar finished as the highest scorer for Maharashtra (168) © Getty Images (Representation photo)
Sangram Atitkar finished as the highest scorer for Maharashtra (168) © Getty Images (Representation photo)

 

Jan 19, 2014

 

Maharashtra have ended their first innings against Bengal for 455. Laxmi Ratan Shukla took the final wicket of Akshay Darekar as Maharashtra established a 341-run first innings lead.

 

Sangram Atitkar scored a brilliant hundred and finished as the top scorer for Maharashtra with 168. He found able support from Anupam Sanklecha in the lower order, who finished with 52 runs under his belt.

 

Ashoke Dinda and skipper Shukla took three wickets each, as Sourav Sarkar and Shib Shankar Paul bagged a pair each.

 

Bengal, having produced a no-show in their first innings will be up against the task when they come to bat for the second time in the match.

 

Brief scores:

 

Bengal 114 all out (Arindam Das 37, Wriddhiman Saha 29; Samad Fallah 7 for 58) trail Maharashtra 455 all out (Sangram Atitkar 168, Ankit Bawne 89, Anupam Sanklecha 52; Laxmi Ratan Shukla 3 for 76, Ashoke Dinda 3 for 114) by 341 runs.