Hyderabad’s depth in batting got here to the fore as T. Ravi Teja and Tanay Thyagarajan’s 109-run partnership for the eighth wicket rescued the workforce from dire straits in opposition to Bengal within the Ranji Trophy Elite Group B match on the Barabati Stadium right here on Friday.
Resuming from 15 for 2, Hyderabad was lowered to 70 for seven earlier than Ravi (81 n.o., 196b, 6×4, 2×6) and Tanay (52, 103b, 7×4) scored useful half-centuries to allow their facet to attain 205 within the first innings and deny Bengal an enormous benefit on the second day.
Bengal, which managed a 37-run first innings lead, was at 16 for one in its second essay.
Pick of the bowlers
Operating with a reasonably new ball within the morning, Bengal seamers put the Hyderabad batters to check ceaselessly. Mukesh, who captured 4 wickets due to his accuracy and refined motion, was the decide of the bowlers.
Mukesh improved his in a single day determine of two for 3 by claiming two extra. On a observe providing dodgy bounce, Himalay Agarwal, starting from 10, was stunned by a rising supply and was caught at gully within the fifth over of the day.
Prateek Reddy misplaced his off-stump whereas shouldering arms to Mukesh on again foot.
Buddhi Rahul, skipper Tanmay Agarwal (29) and Mickil Jaiswal fell earlier than lunch to thrill Bengal.
However, the left-handed pair of Ravi and Tanay, who shared eight wickets between them on Thursday, batted sensibly to regular the ship. As circumstances eased out, they unleashed some boundaries to place strain on the Bengal bowlers.
Ravi, who performed with management early on, displayed his vary of pictures on either side later. In distinction, Tanay, who started with some cracking fours, confirmed restraint as the 2 tried to shut the hole with Bengal.
Bengal heaved a sigh of reduction when part-timer Manoj Tiwary had Tanay, who scored his maiden fifty, caught behind.
Ravi noticed Hyderabad cross the 200 mark and remained not out. “I am used to batting in this kind of situation. I knew their bowlers cannot bowl the same way in humid conditions. I had to stay there as Tanay could bat,” stated Ravi.
Bengal — 1st innings: 242.
Hyderabad — 1st innings: Tanmay Agarwal c Tiwary b Ishan 29, Akshath Reddy c Abishek b Mukesh 0, Tilak Varma b Mukesh 0, Himalay Agarwal c Gharami b Mukesh 16, Prateek Reddy b Mukesh 6, Buddhi Rahul c Abishek b Akash 4, T. Ravi Teja (not out) 81, Mickil Jaiswal b Mandal 2, Tanay Thyagarajan c Abishek b Tiwary 52, Rakshann Readdi lbw b Shahbaz 0, B. Punnaiah run out 4; Extras (b-6, lb-4, w-1): 11; Total (in 80 overs) 205.
Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-4, 3-28, 4-40, 5-45, 6-61, 7-70, 8-179, 9-195.
Bengal bowling: Ishan 18-3-59-1, Mukesh 24-8-49-4, Akash 23-7-45-1, Mandal 4-2-9-1, Shahbaz 8-1-21-1, Tiwary 3-0-12-1.
Bengal — 2nd innings: Sudip Gharami b Rakshann 0, Abhimanyu Easwaran (batting) 10, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury (batting) 3; Extras (b-1, lb-2): 3; Total (for one wkt. in 8 overs): 16.
Fall of wicket: 1-0.
Hyderabad bowling: Rakshann 4-3-5-1, Ravi Teja 2-1-4-0, Punnaiah 2-0-4-0.