• Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024

Bengal defeat Baroda 4 wickets in Ranji Trophy

After Shahbaz Ahmed stays unbeaten on 71, while Abhishek Porel scores an unbeaten 53. Theirs is an unbeaten partnership of 108 runs. Bengal defeat Baroda 4 wickets on Ranji Trophy on Sunday.

Score :

Baroda 1st Inn – 181/10 Bengal 1st Inn – 88/10

Baroda 2nd Inn – 255/10 Bengal 2nd Inn – 350/6 in 91.3 overs.

CAB President Abhishek Dalmiya, while lauding the team for its victory over Baroda, said: “This is a team with a right mixture of youth and experience. It is nice to see youngsters like Abhishek Porel. He played exceptionally well considering that this is his debut match. He showed a lot of character and maturity through his innings. The team also showed grit determination and the will to win against unsurmountable odds. Shahbaz Ahmed once again showed why he is a fabulous finisher in any format of the game. Captain Abhimanyu Easwaran led the battle from the front and filled the team with belief. The bowlers also did a fine job restricting Baroda twice. I wish them well in future matches.”

CAB Secretary Snehasish Ganguly congratulating the Bengal team said: “I congratulate the Bengal team for the remarkable display of determination and passion for victory. I would specially like to mention Abhishek Porel, who made a priceless unbeaten 50 on debut. We are putting thrust on youngsters and are doing leagues like Byjus’ T20 League, U25 Emerging players meet and District meets to scout the young talents and harness their potential and watch them flourish. The philosophy is to give them chance and help them mature. I would also like to laud the efforts of Easwaran and Shahbaz for their effort and also the bowling unit for keeping us in the game. I would also like to congratulate coach Arun Lal, his deputy Sourashis Lahiri and the support staff for their contribution.”

Bengal skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran’s quotes after Bengal’s win over Baroda:

It’s been a great game for us, great comeback after being bundled out for 88 in the first innings. Every player has contributed to the cause, as the batsmen have shown character the bowlers have done commendable jobs too. It’s about believing in the hard work that we have put in. The best part is even when we had 349 runs to chase, every single member of the team believed that we can do the job. Shahbaz has batted with a lot of responsibility, special mention to Abhishek Porel- the character he showed, the attitude he was batting with was great to watch.


Abhsihek Porel: It feels incredible. Wanted to start well for senior team and as always it feels great to win for Bengal. There was some pressure but teammates, seniors helped a lot, advised to play my normal game. Shahbaz da (brother) guided me while we were batting on the wicket. I played according to our plan and played my normal game.

When asked about what was head coach Arun Lal’s message after the match-winning innings Abhishek said: He congratulated me and said there’s a long way to go.

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