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Ranji Trophy 2012: Bengal struggle against Hyderabad as 18 wickets fall in the day

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Despite bowling out the visitors for just 115, Kolkata struggle as they still trail by 36 runs with just 3 wickets in hand © Getty Images

Kolkata: Dec 15, 2012

Bengal batsmen surrendered the intiative given by their seamers on a greentop Eden wicket to find themselves at sea in their own backyard as 18 wickets fell in the group A league match against Hyderabad on Saturday.

Put in, Hyderabad’s first innings lasted for two hours and 28 minutes to be skittled out for 115 with Mohammad Shami Ahmed claiming 4 for 36.

In reply, Bengal were no different as they crumbled to the fury of pacer Ashish Reddy (5 for 30) and left-arm pacer Anwar Ahmed (3 for 30) to be tottering for 79 for eight at stumps on the first day, still trailing Hyderabad by 36 runs.

Resuming the final session at 37 for one, Bengal collapse began soon after as they lost seven wickets in 15.5 overs in a space of one hour and 37 minutes.

Opener Arindam Das waged a lone battle as he was at the crease with a dogged 37 not out (100 balls) while Shami was unbeaten on zero, as Bengal were in danger of being bundled out inside 100.

Everything went according to the plan at the start of the day as skipper Laxmi Ratan Shukla, who replaced an injured Manoj Tiwary at the helm, won the toss on a customised green-top.

The seamers took full advantage of the conditions to give Bengal the perfect start with Shami Ahmed giving the first breakthrough in the sixth over, castling skipper Akshat Reddy (5).

Veer Pratap Singh (3/31) gave a fine support at the other end as he rocked the Hyderabadi middle-order with the scalps of the talented Hanuma Vihari (15), K Sumanth (25) and B Sandeep (10) to be reduced to 58 for four in 19 overs.

Sayan Sekhar Mondal (1/20) bowled debutant Parth Jhala after the drinks break while skipper Shukla (2/21) also did a fine job with his medium-pace to bundle Hyderabad out in the post-lunch session.

Bengal began their reply ominously with opener Rohan Banerjee being dismissed by Reddy for a duck, but Das and Sudip Chatterjee played out patiently to see the second session through.

Little did they know that all their hardwork of the first two sessions would go down in the drain as Hyderabad bounced back in the final session to make the honours even at the end of the first day.

Reddy gave the breakthrough post-tea when Chatterjee was caught at second slip (Paramveer Singh) while chasing an outswinger.

After seeing off four deliveries Abhishek Jhunjhunwala too showed lack of application to be caught behind from Anwar Ahmed’s fine left-arm pace bowling.

Anwar Ahmed’s three wickets from three overs — Jhunjhunwala, Wriddhimana Saha (4) and Debabrata Das (0) — brought on the Bengal tail as they found themselves hiding for covers at their own backyard.

Brief Scores: Hyderabad 115 (K Sumanth 25, Ahmed Qadri 20; Mohammad Shami Ahmed 4 for 36, Veer Pratap Singh 3 for 31) lead Bengal 79 for 8 (Arindam Das 37*, Sudip Chatterjee 20; Ashish Reddy 5 for 30, Anwar Ahmed 3 for 30 by 36 runs

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