Bilaspur: Opener Sayan Mondal made a century as Bengal reached 332 runs and lost 5 wickets on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy against Yuvraj’s Punjab at Lohnu Cricket Ground on Thursday.
Before these innings Punjab win toss and choose to field first and after that Bengal reached 332 runs by Mondal’s century.
Sayan Mondal’s knock was laced with 22 hits to the fence and came off exactly 200 balls. Mondal’s 135-run knock was the highlight of a fine batting performance by Bengal during which Sudip Chatterjee (51), Agniv Pan (70) and skipper Manoj Tiwary (45) also made noteworthy contributions.
At stumps, Pankaj Shaw (11) and Pragyan Ojha (2) were holding fort for Bengal after the side was put in to bat by Punjab.
On a rather frustrating day for Punjab, Sandeep Sharma and Vinay Chaudhary picked up two wickets apiece. Of the two half-centurions, Pan struck 12 fours in his 133-ball stay in the middle. Chatterjee managed eight hits to the boundary in his 87-ball knock.