Ranji Trophy 2022 quarter: Bengal created history by breaking record of 129 years
The Bengal Ranji cricket team set a global first-class record on Wednesday (June 8) when all nine batsmen scored half-centuries in a mammoth first innings score of 773/8 against a hapless Jharkhand on the third day. Quarterfinals in Bangalore. Till stumps, Jharkhand were 139/5 in their first innings and it is almost impossible to prevent Bengal from entering the semi-finals as the opposition is now trailing by 634 runs.
The match will be remembered for a record that has stood the test of time since 1893, when eight batsmen from the touring Australian team scored fifty or more in a first-class game against the United Universities (Oxford and Cambridge). had scored. For Bengal, skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran (65) along with fellow opener Abhishek Raman (61) reached the milestone.
All Bengal’s top 8 batsmen have scored fifty or more runs in the quarter-finals – for the first time in Ranji Trophy history. pic.twitter.com/uXKhVBPmrO
– Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 8, 2022
After this, Sudip Gharami (186) and senior-most batsman Anushtup Majumdar (117) played brilliant innings. He added 243 runs for the second wicket. Bengal’s junior sports minister Manoj Tiwary (73) also added his name to the list along with Abhishek Porel (68), who did not let Bengal miss Wriddhiman Saha even once.
Here’s a look at the fifty-plus scorers for Bengal vs Jharkhand…
Abhishek Raman – 61
Abhimanyu Easwaran – 65
Sudeep Kumar Gharami – 186
Anustup Majumdar – 117
Manoj Tiwari – 73
Abhishek Porel – 68
Shahbaz Ahmed – 78
Sion Circle – 53 No.
Akash Deep – 53 No.
RCB all-rounders Shahbaz Ahmed (78) and Sayan Shekhar Mandal (53) also scored half-centuries to complete an Indian cricket, but the global first-class record was broken when Akash Deep came in and hit 8 sixes in his 18-ball 53 . 129 years later.
(with PTI input)