Bengal Wins in First Ranji Match

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Kolkata: Bengal wrapped up in just one and a half day after they blew away Odisha for an unbelievable 37. Hosts Bengal comfortably won the Group A match by 133 runs at the Bengal Cricket Academy (BCA) ground that resembled a minefield. Interestingly, the venue was hosting its first first-class match.

It was pacer Ashoke Dinda who wreaked havoc with figures of 7/19, including a hat-trick, as Odisha were bundled out in only 19.2 overs in pursuit of their victory target of 171.

Bengal managed 142 and 135 in their two innings with eight of their batsmen failing to score a single run across both innings.
It was one of the lowest scores in the history of Ranji Trophy and easily the worst of the season so far in the country’s premier domestic tournament.

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