Ranji Trophy: Bengal Build Healthy Lead Against Jharkhand

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  • Manoj Tiwary as Bengal move closer to 240 in the second innings
  • Bengal reach 200 runs and a brilliant five-wicket haul by Nadeem.
  • Jharkhand are trying hard to make a comeback in the game.

Sayan Mondal and Shahbaz Ahmed snared four wickets each to put Bengal in the driver’s seat against Jharkhand on day four of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final on Thursday.

Courtesy of an impressive performance by the bowlers, Bengal obtained a massive 475-run first-innings lead. The overall lead after the day’s play stood at a staggering 551 runs.

Domestic giants Mumbai on Thursday broke the world record for highest margin of victory in the history of first-class cricket as they crushed minnows Uttarakhand by a staggering 725 runs on the fourth day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final and stormed into the semi-finals.

Elsewhere, spinner Kumar Kartikeya carried on with his brilliant bowling display and spun a web around the Punjab batters as Madhya Pradesh cruised into the Ranji Trophy semi-finals with a 10-wicket victory.

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