Ranji Trophy 2013-14 semi-final: Maharashtra trump Bengal to seal spot in final
Samad Fallah starred in the semi-final for Maharashtra.
Maharashtra have qualified for the final of the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 © AFP (Representational Image)
Jan 20, 2014
Maharashtra are into the final of the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 as they beat Bengal by 10 wickets in the semi-final at Indore. It was a game in which Samad Fallah, the left-arm seamer starred in the game and also reached his 200 First-Class wickets.
On Day One, Bengal batted first and were bundled out for 114 courtesy Fallah’s seven for 58. In reply, Maharashtra amassed 455, with Sangram Atitkar scoring 168. Ankeet Bawne also contributed with 89 and Anupam Sanklecha also scored a fifty.
As Bengal commenced their second innings, it was Anupam Sanklecha who caused problems for them with early wickets. With each passing session on Day Three, they kept losing wickets and ultimately were bundled out for 348.
That left Maharashtra with eight runs to get and the overhauled it. Fallah finished with match figures of 10 for 168.
Bengal 114 and 348 (Wriddhiman Saha; Anupam Sanklecha 3 for 84) lost to Maharashtra 455 and 8 for no loss (Harshad Khadiwale 8*) by 10 wickets.