Bihar claimed full points from final league game of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season claiming a tense three-wicket win over Manipur
Bihar claimed full points from final league game of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season claiming a tense three-wicket win over Manipur

Bihar claimed full points from their final league game of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season claiming a tense three-wicket win over Manipur at Moin-ul-Haq Stadium, Patna on Wednesday, to finish with 40 points in Plate group, missing out on qualification to the knockouts.

Uttarakhand topped the group with 44 points to move to the quarterfinals from the group.

Manipur, resuming the day at 217/7 in their second innings and with a lead of 116 over Bihar, were bundled out 238, thus setting Bihar a target of 138 to win.

Left-arm spinner Ashutosh Aman claimed all three wickets to fall on day three to finish with 68 wickets in the Ranji season, thus surpassing Bishan Singh Bedi’s record 44-year-old record for most wickets in single Ranji Trophy season (64).

In reply, Bihar struggled to chase down the modest total finding themselves tottering at 43/5 at one stage. However, opener Mangal Mahrour (53) led a solid fightback with the help of the tail Kundan Gupta (12), Vikash Ranjan (39) and Aman (22*) to lead his team to victory.

Brief scores: Bihar 140/7 & 257 beat Manipur 156 & 238 by three wickets.