Ranji Trophy semifinals, Day One, LIVE SCORE: Anustup Majumdar leads Bengal’s rescue

Welcome to Sportstar‘s stay protection of the primary day of the 2 semifinal contests.



In Kolkata: Bengal 173 for 7 (Majumdar 53 n.o.) vs Karnataka.

In Rajkot: Saurashtra 160 for Three vs Gujarat.



Bengal vs Karnataka | Appeal for an lbw dismissal. Karun Nair was the bowler; he bowled full and straight, the road a contact outdoors off stump, and Majumdar, with a ahead stride, is struck on the pads. Karnataka opts for a assessment after the not-out verdict by the on-field umpire, and it goes in useless. The ball struck Majumdar outdoors the road of the off-stump; since he was enjoying a shot, the ball’s trajectory past it needn’t be thought-about.

Bengal vs Karnataka | The 100 partnership is up for the eighth-wicket pair of Majumdar and Akash Deep. Akash Deep wants six extra runs to get to a half-century, whereas Majumdar is batting on 93.

Saurashtra vs Gujarat | A single off a full supply from off-spinner Rujul Bhatt to long-on will get Sheldon Jackson to a half-century — his 28th in first-class cricket. It’s been a accountable knock from the middle-order batsman. Saurashtra 183 for five after 80 overs.

Bengal vs Karnataka | Some smiles within the Bengal dressing room as Akash Deep goes down the monitor and lofts Ok. Gowtham for a six to long-on. The backside hand got here off the bat as he executed the stroke, however the ball had sufficient legs to go all the way in which. The boundary is not too far for the batsman at Eden Gardens.

Majumdar grins to his companion after that stroke; he clearly loved it.

Bengal vs Karnataka | 200 up for Bengal, within the 62nd over. Akash Deep is not hanging round for nothing; he is hit two fours and two sixes in his 38-ball 28 thus far.

And Anustup Majumdar has moved to 80 (125b, 14×4).

A view of the motion from Rajkot. Gujarat’s tail is up after Nagwaswalla’s twin strike after tea. – SHAYAN ACHARYA

Saurashtra vs Gujarat | And yet one more for Nagwaswalla. Arpit Vasavada falls for a golden duck, steering a supply outdoors the off-stump to second slip. Nagwaswalla has three now, and Gujarat’s tail is up. Saurashtra 5 down, all eyes on Sheldon Jackson.

Saurashtra vs Gujarat | Wicket for Nagwaswalla within the third over after tea. The left-arm seamer does not get any conspicuous motion within the air or off the floor, however will get the sting. Jadeja was in all probability finished in by the angle of the supply; from over the wicket, it went throughout the batsman. He tried to steer this supply to 3rd man, however solely acquired the sting via to Parthiv Patel, who appealed enthusiastically. Jadeja scored 26 (59b, 2×4). Saurashtra 162 for 4.
 Saurashtra vs Gujarat | It’s tea, in Rajkot, too. Seventy one runs had been scored on this session, for the lack of two wickets. On what seems a placid floor, these two wickets had been a bonus for Gujarat, come as they did through the batsmen’s personal errors moderately than some unplayable deliveries.

The partnership between Jackson and Jadeja is now 58. Jackson is batting on 32 (62b, 4×4, 2×6) and Jadeja on 26 (52b, 2×4).

The rating: 160 for 3, after 66 overs bowled.

Bengal vs Karnataka | It’s tea, at Eden Gardens. As in Cuttack earlier within the month, Majumdar has resurrected Bengal’s faltering innings, after it had been lowered to 66 for five at lunch and shortly after, 67 for 7.

Shahbaz gave him good firm, hitting a number of boundaries in his brief keep on the crease.

Saurashtra vs Gujarat | Meanwhile, in Rajkot, the partnership between Vishvarajsinh Jadeja and Sheldon Jackson is blossoming. They’ve added 44 runs thus far, the batsmen having hit two fours every. Jackson additionally has two sixes. It’s 146 for Three after 62 overs.

Manoj Tiwary did not final lengthy, he was dismissed for 8. – PTI


Bengal vs Karnataka | An enchantment for caught behind is turned down. More’s supply outdoors the off stump moved away off the seam simply when the ball was near the bat. The DRS is taken, however Majumdar survives. After 55 overs, it is 163 for 7.

Bengal vs Karnataka | Akash Deep traces up for a giant hit; he comes down the monitor for it and deposits the ball past the long-on boundary. Gowtham is the bowler. He goes for 11 in his 18th over.

Bengal vs Karnataka | it is 150 up for Bengal, within the 53rd over of the innings. Majumdar as his half-century, too; it has been a accountable innings so removed from him — some clean strokes and lots of affected person leaves and defensive strokes, pushes and nudges. Can the tail stick round with him?

Bengal vs Karnataka | The partnership has been damaged by Abhimanyu Mithun, who dismisses Shahbaz lbw. Bengal seven down.

Saurashtra vs Gujarat | A skip down the monitor and Sheldon Jackson hits a six via long-off. It was a robust hit as he teed off after having run down the pitch to get to the pitch of the ball. The bowler: Axar Patel. Saurashtra 118 for Three within the 51st over.

Bengal’s Sudip Chatterjee walks again after being dismissed. – PTI


Bengal vs Karnataka | 50 partnership up for Bengal’s seven-wicket pair of Anustup Majumdar and Shahbaz. After 46 overs, it is 125 for six. Here’s our correspondent Ayan Acharya, who’s on the floor: Majumdar and Ahmed have mounted a counterattack. Bengal although not out of the woods has pressured Karnataka on the back-foot briefly. Ahmed displaying why he’s rated so extremely.

Saurashtra vs Gujarat | Two fast wickets. Here’s Shayan Acharya: Is Saurashtra letting it slip? Avi Barot is dismissed by Axar Patel for 27. The momentum is misplaced! Back-to-back wickets imply Saurashtra is three down for 102.

Sheldon Jackson has come out to bat.

Harvik Desai tried to play a drive off Nagwaswalla however the ball wasn’t there to be pushed; it was too full, and Harvik ended up chipping the ball to cowl off the toe finish of his bat. Barot tried to play an inside-out stroke off Axar, however ended up handing a catch to additional cowl.

Saurashtra vs Gujarat | 100 up for Saurashtra as effectively. Here’s Shayan Acharya: Some time after lunch, 100 comes up for Saurashtra. So far, it has been a gradual batting show by the house facet. Avi Barot and Harvik Desai have taken their time, making certain that there isn’t any slip-up. Gujarat searching for a breakthrough.

Bengal vs Karnataka | 100 up for Bengal, as Majumdar slashes More to 3rd man for a boundary. It’s been a strokeful jiffy as Shahbaz and Majumdar are keen to play freely. Majumdar has moved to 23, off 33 deliveries (5×4).

Ok. Gowtham (proper) celebrates together with his team-mates after eliminating Bengal’s Manoj Tiwary. – PTI


Saurashtra vs Gujarat | Meanwhile, on the SCA stadium in Rajkot, there’s a particular visitor. Informs Shayan Acharya: Former Saurashtra captain and erstwhile coach, Sitanshu Kotak, is within the floor to look at his group play.

Bengal vs Karnataka | Majumdar performs a picturesque drive via extra-cover off More. Shahbaz is the brand new batsman. Majumdar and Shahbaz scored a number of runs within the quarterfinal towards Odisha; can they resurrect the innings towards the rampaging Karnataka?

Bengal vs Karnataka | Bengal six down now, as Shreevats Goswami was dismissed lbw for a duck by Ronit More on the third supply after lunch. Mithun and More have two wickets every.

Saurashtra vs Gujarat | It’s lunch, in Rajkot. Saurashtra is on 89 for 1, with opener Harvik Desai batting on 28 (109b, 6×4) and Avi Barot on 21 (30b, 5×4).

Kishan Parmar rode his luck earlier than falling to left-arm spinner Axar Patel. He has been the highest scorer thus far, with 37 (73b, 6×4).

Bengal vs Karnataka | Bengal 5 down, Ronit More dismisses Sudip Chatterjee lbw. It’s lunch.

It was a session dominated by Karnataka’s seamers. And after the one spinner was hit round for a number of runs, he dismissed Manoj Tiwary. There’s heavy burden now on Bengal’s center order.
 Bengal vs Karnataka | An eventful sixth over for Ok. Gowtham. Anustup Majumdar will get off the mark by flicking him to midwicket for a boundary. Then, he steps down the monitor to play a supply, and there is an enchantment for a catch because the ball is caught by the brief leg fielder. It’s off his pad and never off his bat, although, and Karun Nair alerts to his team-mates that there wasn’t any bat. No DRS taken.

Bengal vs Karnataka | 50 up for Bengal, within the 26th over. Sudip Chatterjee performs a reduce off a brief, huge supply from Mithun; collects 4 runs.

But Karnataka has the large wicket of Manoj Tiwary, who skips down the monitor to Ok. Gowtham and can’t clear the in-field; he’s caught by the extra-cover fielder. Gowtham kisses him goodbye. Bengal 4 down. Anustup Majumdar is the brand new batsman.

Harvik Desai tries to get on prime of the ball. – VIJAY SONEJI

Saurashtra vs Gujarat | Gujarat lastly has the breakthrough. Axar Patel has acquired Kishan bowled. Here’s Shayan Acharya with the most recent from Rajkot: Roosh Kalaria drops Kishan Parmar for 36. Chintan Gaja is disillusioned as his group has missed out on one other alternative. Big reduction for Saurashtra although!

Axar Patel has struck! Kishan Parmar is bowled for 37. Saurashtra loses its first wicket for 62. Avi Barot is the brand new man in.

Bengal vs Karnataka | Arnab Nandi will get an inswinging supply from Mithun; the ball goes via the hole between his bat and his physique. It’s an edge, and S. Sharath, the wicketkeeper, leapt to his left to pouch the providing. Bengal is three wickets down now. Nandi appeared strong in his brief keep on the crease, however he’ll must depart for 17. It’s 43 for 3.

Kishan Parmar pulls. – VIJAY SONEJI

Saurashtra vs Gujarat | Kishan strikes to 36 with a managed pull stroke off Nagwaswalla. it was a brief supply, and Kishan duly will get his bat on prime of the ball and steers it to superb leg. wenty-two overs up, in Rajkot; it is 61 for 0.

Bengal vs Karnataka | Twenty overs up, on the Eden Gardens. Off-spinner Ok. Gowtham, bowling his first over, has been swept to the superb leg boundary by Arnab Nandi. It’s 38 for two.

Saurashtra vs Gujarat | Here’s Shayan Acharya: Time for drinks. Been fairly a uninteresting session for Gujarat. Parthiv Patel’s determination to bowl first hasn’t bore fruit but.

Harvik Desai performs one via the off facet. – VIJAY SONEJI

Bengal vs Karnataka | A picturesque drive via extra-cover from Arnab Nandi. Minimal, exact motion of physique and ft. And he stayed nonetheless for some time after having performed that stroke. The bowler: M. Prasidh. The rating: 30 for two within the 18th over.

Saurashtra vs Gujarat | A half-volley huge outdoors the off stump, from Roosh Kalaria. Kishan reaches for it, and duly collects a boundary via level. Saurashtra is on 34 for Zero within the 14th over.

Gujarat celebrates what gave the impression to be the dismissal of Kishan Parmar. But it turned out to be a no-ball. – VIJAY SONEJI


Bengal vs Karnataka | Easwaran’s poor run continues, he is out for 15. It’s the primary wicket for M. Prasidh. Arnab Nandi has come out to bat. Here’s Ayan Acharya: Karnataka seamers calling the pictures. Good bounce and seam motion thus far.

Saurashtra vs Gujarat | Gaja brings forth one other edge, however this time, it flies previous the outstretched hand of second slip for a 4. Another shut name for Kishan Parmar. Here’s Shayan Acharya, our correspondent on the floor: There is an edge. Chintan Gaja appears to be like excited, but it surely goes previous the fielder at slips. Kishan Parmar has lived one other day!

Parmar tries to hit out to launch the stress, however will get an edge as soon as once more, and the ball flies to the third-man area for an additional boundary.

The digital scoreboard at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. – AYAN ACHARYA


Bengal vs Karnataka | Back-to-back boundaries for the out-of-form Abhimanyu Easwaran. Characteristically elegant strokes.

Here’s our correspondent Ayan Acharya, who’s on the floor: Massive check of character for Easwaran. He has judged line and size and left effectively thus far. The persistence paid off when he dispatched two boundaries in brief intervals: a sq. reduce and a canopy drive.

Saurashtra vs Gujarat | Nearly a wicket for Gujarat, however not fairly, as right-arm seamer Chintan Gaja has overstepped. He introduced out an edge off the bat of Kishan Parmar, and it is taken at slip, however the umpire simply needs to verify in regards to the entrance foot, and it is a no ball.

A view of the motion on the SCA stadium in Rajkot. – SHAYAN ACHARYA


Bengal vs Karnataka | At the Eden Gardens, Bengal misplaced Abhishek Raman with out a run on the board. He was dismissed by quick bowler Abhimanyu Mithun within the third over of the competition. Sudip Chatterjee has are available to bat, and Bengal, within the seventh over, is on Four for 1.

Saurashtra vs Gujarat | Three overs are up, on the SCA stadium in Rajkot. Five runs have been scored, all 5 accounted for by opener Harvik Desai, who has hit a boundary. Left-arm seamer Roosh Kalaria is getting the ball to return into the right-hander. Kishan Parmar, Desai’s opening companion, is but to open his account.


For a lot of India, the climate has began to turn into heat through the day. It alerts a shift in seasons; the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season, too, is due for an in depth. Four heavyweights nonetheless stay within the competitors, and three matches are left.

A remaining spot can be welcome for any group, however for Saurashtra, Gujarat, and Karnataka, it is going to be a case of ‘been there, finished that’ as they have been there in recent times. For Bengal, nonetheless, a win would hand it its first spot within the Ranji Trophy remaining in 13 years.

Manoj Tiwary & Co. will be up against Karnataka, although, which is now even stronger following the arrival of Ok. L. Rahul. It means Devdutt Padikkal, its prolific run-getter within the latest previous, will doubtless heat the bench. For Bengal, clearly the underdog, will there be a helpful house benefit to capitalise on on the Eden Gardens? We’ll have to attend and see.

The Saurashtra-Gujarat contest on the SCA Stadium in Rajkot could be a run fest. A win for Gujarat would propel it to its first remaining since 2016-17.

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