Bengal 438 (Majumdar 120, Gharami 112, Kartikeya 3-95) and 279 (Majumdar 80, Pramanik 60*, Jain 6-103, Kartikeya 3-63) beat Madhya Pradesh 170 (Jain 65, Shubham 44, Akash Deep 5-42) and 241 (Patidar 52, Pramanik 5-51) by 306 runs
Bengal avenged final season’s semi-final loss to Madhya Pradesh in type as they beat the defending champions by 306 runs in Indore to e book a spot within the 2022-23 Ranji Trophy remaining. This is the fifteenth time that the two-time Ranji Trophy winners have made it to the ultimate.
Bengal had kind of batted MP out of the sport, having set them a goal of 548 when No. 11 Ishan Porel fell on the fourth ball of the final day. Chasing down such a giant complete in at some point was at all times an inconceivable ask, and even when MP had been to bat out the entire day for a draw, Bengal would nonetheless attain the ultimate having taken a first-innings lead.
Left-arm spinner Pradipta Pramanik returned figures of 5 for 51 as MP had been bundled out for 241 in 39.4 overs shortly after lunch. Bengal, who final received the Ranji title again in 1989-90, will now face Saurashtra within the remaining on February 16 in a repeat of the 2019-20 remaining. Saurashtra acquired the higher of Karnataka within the different semi-final in Bengaluru.
MP knew they needed to come out all weapons blazing. Yash Dubey acquired a number of boundaries away early however misplaced his associate Himanshu Mantri to Shahbaz Ahmed for 16. Akash Deep then took out Dubey earlier than Pramanik acquired among the many wickets by knocking over Shubham Sharma’s stumps for twenty-four.
Venkatesh Iyer hit a 4 and a six in his 23-ball 19 and added 43 runs with Rajat Patidar for the fourth wicket in 40 balls, however he was additionally cleaned up by Pramanik. Patidar was MP’s top-scorer within the second innings scoring 52 off 58 balls with the assistance of 4 sixes and two fours. He additionally stitched a 54-run stand off 52 balls with captain Aditya Shrivastava, however as soon as Patidar fell to Mukesh Kumar, the end result was inevitable.
Anubhav Agarwal smoked 30 off 12 balls, which included hitting offspinner Karan Lal for 4 sixes in an over, earlier than Pramanik ended the sport with the wicket of Gaurav Yadav, additionally finishing his second five-wicket haul in first-class cricket.
Akash was named Player of the Match for his match haul of 6 for 60.
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