The Bengal bating failed at Indore © PTI (File Photo)
The Bengal bating failed at Indore © PTI (File Photo)

 

Jan 18, 2014

 

Samad Fallah has been the star of the day for Maharashtra in their Ranji Trophy 2013-14 semi-final against Bengal at Indore. His spell of seven for 54 has bowled Bengal out for 114 in the first innings on Day One.

 

Fallah started things off in the morning by dismissing debutant Koushik Ghosh.

 

He then snared Abhimanyu Easwaran and Sudip Chatterjee off consecutive deliveries to leave Bengal at 21 for three.

 

Arindam Das and Wriddhiman Saha fought and took Bengal past 50, but then Saha was dismissed by Harshad Khadiwale. Then Fallah returned to get Laxmi Ratan Shukla at the stroke of lunch as Bengal went in at 83 for five.

 

In the post lunch session, Fallah and the other bowlers merely ran through the rest of the line-up to bowl them out for 114.

 

Brief scores:

 

Bengal 114 (Arindam Das 37, Wriddhiman Saha 29; Samad Fallah 7 for 54) vs Maharashtra