Elite C Day 4 Round 4

On Friday, Tripura bowlers had brought their team back in contention while defending a slim target of 216 against Odisha. When the Day 3 play ended, the match was nicely poised with the hosts still needing 105 runs to and five wickets remaining.

But the overnight pair of Subhranshu Senapati and Abhishek Raut ensured no late drama in an unbeaten partnership of 138 runs that helped them overhaul the target for a second straight win in their fourth round match of the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy in Cuttack on the fourth and final day.

The pair had come together had taken four wickets to reduce Odisha to 79/5. They battled to see through the rest of the third day, taking their team to 111/5.

And on Saturday, they flourished with each hitting a half-century. Senaptai top-scored with an unbeaten 89 off 169 to keep one end tight. However, Raut was more forthcoming, hitting nine fours and two sixes in his 83 not out.

The play lasted one session as Odisha made 217/5 in 63.2 overs to claim a five-wicket win and also six points.

Brief Scores: Odisha 212 and 217/5 (Subhranshu Senapati 84*, Abhishek Raut 83*; Manisankar Murasingh 4/54) beat Tripura 122 and 304 by five wickets