Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

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.

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 26, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 26, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 27, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Sharjah

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 24, 2014  at Sharjah

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 2 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 23, 2014  at Dubai

Chennai Super Kings won by 7 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 22, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 72 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 21, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Chennai Super Kings won by 93 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 20, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

Photos

CSK vs DD, IPL 2014 Match 8 at Abu Dhabi

Videos

IPL: Tanmay Mishra talks shows the contents of his kit

Barry Shepherd: Nine Tests, only to pursue an alternative career

IPL 2014: Chennai Super Kings have surprisingly strong Indian pace attack

Sachin Tendulkar — One of the hardest terms to optimise for any SEO professional

Sachin Tendulkar: A timeless fairytale

Sachin Tendulkar: The child, the father, but sexy? Not quite

Chennai Super Kings Delhi Daredevils Glenn Maxwell India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders MS Dhoni Rajasthan Royals RCB vs KKR RCB vs KKR 2014 Royal Challengers Bangalore Sunrisers Hyderabad

Inzamam-ul Haq backs Waqar Younis to take over as Pakistan coach

IPL 2014: Gautam Gambhir hails ‘incredible win’ against Royal Challengers Bangalore

Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday: Adam Gilchrist has a dig at Shane Warne

Moin Khan hints at change of captain for Pakistan’s ODI side

Chris Lynn helps Kolkata Knight Riders escape with stunning 2-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 11 of IPL 2014

Roy Marshall: The Hampshire giant who kept English cricket alive in their dullest days

Andy Whittall: The man who made his Test debut without playing domestic cricket

Barry Shepherd: Nine Tests, only to pursue an alternative career

IPL 2014: Chennai Super Kings have surprisingly strong Indian pace attack

Sachin Tendulkar given out off a wrong replay on his birthday in IPL 2011

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

622 Posts | 7 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli's 77 during India vs Sri Lanka ICC World T20 2014 final at Dhaka

Inzamam-ul Haq backs Waqar Younis to take over as Pakistan coach

Awesome threesome: Meet the world’s only wedded female threesome!

Andy Whittall: The man who made his Test debut without playing domestic cricket

Kangana Ranaut: I have three toy boys!

Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Top 5 news on BJP you must read on April 25

Samsung to offer over $1 million in prizes for smartwatch apps

Toshiba launches pocket-sized wireless hard drive

Revolver Rani quick movie review: Kangana Ranaut impresses yet again!

Also on cricketcountry.com