Home > News >

Ranji Trophy 2012: Wriddhiman Saha, Rohan Banerjee help Bengal register maiden outright win against Hyderabad

Ranji Trophy 2012: Wriddhiman Saha, Rohan Banerjee help Bengal register maiden outright win against Hyderabad

Bengal are on 13 points but need to get all seven points against Railways to be able to make it to the knockout stage © AFP

Kolkata: Dec 17, 2012

Patient half-centuries by Wriddhiman Saha and Rohan Banerjee after an impressive morning spell by Shami Ahmed helped Bengal record their maiden outright win in this edition of Ranji Trophy beating Hyderabad by four wickets on the third day at Eden Gardens.

Chasing a target of 181, Bengal knocked off the runs at the end of 63 overs largely due to a 79-run fourth wicket partnership between left-handed opener Banerjee, who scored 56 while Test team’s reserve
glovesman Saha remained unbeaten on 52.

Bengal now have 13 points from seven games and have a very slim chance of making it to the knock-out stage provided they get seven against Railways from their last game and have a few favourable results going their way.

In the morning, Shami removed two of the remaining three Hyderabad batsmen to get them all-out for 181 with an overall lead of 180. Shami got six for 71 in the second innings and finished with a match-haul of
10/107 — his second 10-for this season. It took only 5.2 overs and 28 minutes to wrap up the Hyderabad innings after they added nine runs to their overnight total.

His tally in the Ranji Trophy is 28 wickets from five games and will certainly be a contender for a berth in the national squad in the coming season.

Bengal had an ominous start to the run chase when Hyderabad rocked the top-order to reduce Bengal to 47 for three. But Wriddhiman and Banerjee ensured that there weren’t much hiccups to the run-chase.

Stand-in captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla also hit an unbeaten 22 off only 12 deliveries with five boundaries to finish it with a flourish.

Vice-captain Wriddhiman carried the bat through while Bengal’s bowling hero Shami took the winning run when his single to mid-on translated into five runs after an overthrow by rival wicketkeeper K Sumanth

Earlier, Bengal had a jittery start to their chase when Arindam Das (11) was caught behind in the second ball after the drinks break. In the next over, debutant Sudip Chatterjee (0) was castled by Anwar
Ahmed to be reduced to 33/2.

Abhishek Jhunjhunwala (7) was caught at second slip with the third Bengal batsman being dismissed edging one behind as the team went into the lunch break with a precarious 55/3.

But the Bengal batsmen finally managed to apply themselves on a pitch which had eased out compared to the first two days.

Wriddhiman and Banerjee showed patience at the crease as the duo completed respective half-centuries to help Bengal inch closer to the target.

The duo remained unscathed in the second session, something that turned the match in favour of Bengal. There was a brief panic in the home team’s camp post-tea when Banerjee was dismissed caught behind in the third over after the break.

‘IPL Specialist’ Debabrata Das (10) once again showed that he is not good enough for longer version as he was the fifth batsman to be out with 37 runs still needed.

Skipper Shukla then smashed five boundaries mainly off Anwar Ahmed as both had a heated exchange with umpires pacifying them. Wriddhiman remained cool at the other end to guide the team through with Shami getting the winning run.

Brief Scores: Hyderabad 115 and 181 (Ahmed Quadri 22; Shami Ahmed 6 for 71, LR Shukla 3 for 38) lose to Bengal 116 and 183 for 6 (Rohan Banerjee 56, Wriddhiman Saha 52*; Anwar Khan 3 for 68, Ashish Reddy 2 for 55) by 4 wickets.

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 19, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Lahore Lions won by 55 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 14, 2014  at Raipur

Mumbai Indians won by 9 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 14, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 72 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 13, 2014  at Raipur

Lahore Lions won by 6 wkts

Photos

West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test at Gros Islet

Videos

Anderson plays golf with Jaguar competition winners

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CLT20 2014 Match 1 — Key battles

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CLT20 2014 Match 1: Kolkata Knight Riders’ likely XI

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CLT20 2014 Match 1: Chennai Super Kings’ likely XI

West Indies humiliate Bangladesh by 296 runs in 2nd Test to register clean sweep

CLT20 2014: Why Mumbai Indians failed to recreate the magic

Bangladesh Bangladesh tour of West Indies 2014 Bangladesh vs West Indies Bangladesh vs West Indies 2014 Champions League T20 Champions League T20 2014 CLT20 CLT20 2014 Lahore Lions Mumbai Indians Northern Knights Southern Express West Indies West Indies vs Bangladesh West Indies vs Bangladesh 2014

Phil Hughes named Michael Clarke’s replacement for ODIs versus Pakistan in UAE

Jonathan Trott ready for England recall

Shahrukh Khan to miss Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CLT20 2014 Match 1

Michael Clarke likely to play Test series against Pakistan in UAE

West Indies humiliate Bangladesh by 296 runs in 2nd Test to register clean sweep

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: Top 10 young players to keep an eye on

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CLT20 2014 Match 1 — Key battles

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CLT20 2014 Match 1: Kolkata Knight Riders’ likely XI

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CLT20 2014 Match 1: Chennai Super Kings’ likely XI

CLT20 2014: Why Mumbai Indians failed to recreate the magic

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

635 Posts | 7 Fans

Yuvraj Singh in Anupam Kher show

Apple rolls back iPhone 5S price drop in India

Kumkum Bhagya: Will Abhi bring Pragya back home?

Official Xiaomi Redmi 1S back cover and screen protector now available on Flipkart, priced at Rs 469 and Rs 179 respectively

Shopping for Mr. Right

Ashutosh Gowariker: Nobody can take the remote from me when I’m watching Bigg Boss

Roshni Gurnani: Chef, Mother, Teacher and Reality TV Star

5 types of heart disease common in type 2 diabetics

5 natural sources of vitamin B9 you need in your diet

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here