Jun 9, 2022, 10:56 IST

Bengal breaks 129-year old record!!


On the third day of the quarter-final in Bengaluru, the Bengal Ranji Trophy team set a new world record in first-class cricket when all nine batters who took guard scored half-centuries in their total of 773/8 against Jharkhand.

Jharkhand were 139/5 at stumps in their first innings. Previously, Australia held the record. In a first-class game against combined universities (Oxford and Cambridge) in 1893, the touring Australian team had eight batters score fifty or more runs.

For Bengal, skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran (65) and fellow opener Abhishek Raman (61) were impressive

This was followed by well compiled knocks from Sudip Gharami (186) and Anushtup Majumdar (117). 

Bengal’s junior Sports Minister Manoj Tiwary (73) also added his name to the record list. Abhishek Porel (68) contributed with the bat.

Shahbaz Ahmed (78), Sayan Sekhar Mondal (53 not out), and Akash Deep (53 not out) were the other top performers for Bengal