[caption id="attachment_651265" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-651265" alt="Both Tiwary and Dinda will play their 100th First-Class match PTI, Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/tiwary-dinda-pti-gi.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Both Tiwary and Dinda will play their 100th First-Class match PTI, Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Raipur:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bengal/" target="_blank">Bengal</a> skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/manoj-tiwary" target="_blank">Manoj Tiwary</a> and senior speedster <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ashoke-dinda" target="_blank">Ashoke Dinda</a> will be playing their coveted 100th first-class game when the side takes on Chhattisgarh in its second Group D encounter of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ranji-trophy" target="_blank">Ranji Trophy</a>. <p></p> <p></p>"Personally, for me 100 is just a number. I will go out and play with the same intensity that I had when I made my debut. It feels good to play 100 first-class matches because so many people have shown faith in my abilities. I am grateful to God and these friends and seniors for being by my side. This makes the game special," said Tiwary. <strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/live-cricket-score-ranji-trophy-2017-18-round-ii-day-1-651188" target="_blank">Live cricket scores: Ranji Trophy, Round II</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Tiwary, who has stacked up over 7000 runs against his name with 23 hundreds in first class cricket, expressed his gratitude to parent body CAB, friends and family. <p></p> <p></p>"When I was young, I always wanted to play Ranji Trophy for Bengal. So when I got a chance to represent Bengal, I was happy. A lot of people had been a part of this journey. My parents, for their sacrifices, my brother for constant encouragement and my wife, who is my biggest inspiration. I should also mention my coach Manabendra Ghosh without whose guidance, I would not have achieved anything. <p></p> <p></p>"I also want to thank all my captains Sourav Ganguly, Devang Gandhi, Rohan Gavaskar, Deep Dasgupta and Laxmi Ratan Shukla, who guided me and helped me become a better cricketer and sportsman," he said. <p></p> <p></p>Dinda on his part said: "It's an emotional and nostalgic moment for me. I would like to thank everyone who stood by me and had faith in my abilities. Especially Atal Sir, who has been my guide and mentor all these years. <p></p> <p></p>"It is a great honour to lead Bengal's attack for all these years. Tomorrow, that way is a special day when I get on to the ground. Thank you all once again for being by my side," he said. <p></p> <p></p>The duo will be presented with a cheque of Rs 1 lakh each by CAB secretary Avishek Dalmiya before the start of the match.