<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="image_20131108185044" src="https://st3.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20131108185044.jpg" title="image_20131108185044" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Bengal trail Rajasthan by 72 runs with seven wickets in hand AFP (Representational Picture)</p> </div> <strong><strong>©</strong>Jaipur: Nov 8, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Left-handed opener Rohan Banerjee struck a patient 77 as <a href="/tags/Bengal/post" target="_blank">Bengal</a> reached 172 for three at stumps on the second day after bowling out Rajasthan of 244 in the first innings in a group B Ranji Trophy encounter at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Friday.<br /> <br /> Starting the day at 222 for six, hosts lost their last four wickets for addition of only 22 runs on the day.<br /> <br /> At close of play, <a href="/tags/Wriddhiman-Saha/post" target="_blank">Wriddhiman Saha</a> (34) and Subhomoy Das (0) were at the crease as Banerjee was adjudged leg before in the second last over of the day off left-arm seamer Aniket Chaudhary's (2/39) bowling. Banerjee faced 221 balls and hit nine boundaries. The visitors faced 66 overs on the day.<br /> <br /> Bengal need another 73 runs to take the all important first innings lead.<br /> <br /> Bengal speedster <a href="/tags/Ashok-Dinda/post" target="_blank">Ashok Dinda</a> returned with figures of four for 58 in 28 overs taking three out of the four wickets that fell on the day. Veteran opener <a href="/tags/Vineet-Saxena/post" target="_blank">Vineet Saxena</a> (119 not out) carried his bat through the innings as he faced 299 balls hitting 15 boundaries in the process.<br /> <br /> Bengal openers Banerjee and right-hander Arindam Das (32) started on a cautious note as they added 92 runs in 37 overs without taking too many risks.<br /> <br /> As has been the case for the past decade, Das again threw his wicket away having got set playing 104 deliveries as seasoned Pankaj Singh cleaned him up.<br /> <br /> Anustup Majumdar (11) hit a couple of boundaries but was then trapped in-front of the wicket by a delivery from Chaudhary that held its line.<br /> <br /> At 108 for two, Banerjee and Saha got together adding 64 runs for the third wicket. Saha's unbeaten 63-ball knock had four boundaries. Banerjee on the otherhand waited patiently for the loose balls and avoided playing risky shots.<br /> <br /> As he was playing for stumps, Chaudhary got one to cut back sharply as he was rapped on the pads. Only one over of play was possible after Banerjee was dismissed.<br /> <br /> <strong>Brief scores: </strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Rajasthan </strong>244 (Vineet Saxena 119*, Ashok Dinda 4 for 58, Shib Shankar Paul 2 for 41) lead <strong>Bengal</strong> 172 for 3 (Rohan Banerjee 77, Wriddhiman Saha 34*, Arindam Das 32, Aniket Chaudhary 2 for 39) by 72 runs.