Ranji Trophy: Virat Kohli’s ‘Ladla’ in the semi-finals, Sports Minister also scored a century, Prithvi Shaw hit a stormy half-century

Despite centuries from Shahbaz Ahmed and Manoj Tiwary, Madhya Pradesh scored 163 for two in the second innings after bowling Bengal out for 273 on the third day of the Ranji Trophy semi-final to extend their overall lead to 231 runs. delivered. Shahbaz scored the first century of his career, scoring 116 runs in 209 balls with 12 fours. Shahbaz benefited a lot by spending time with Virat Kohli in the RCB camp. At the same time, Bengal Sports Minister Manoj Tiwari played an innings of 102 runs in 211 balls with the help of 12 fours. The two then shared a 183-run partnership for the sixth wicket while the team was in trouble after losing five wickets for 54 runs. Apart from Shahbaz and Tiwary, only captain Abhimanyu Easwaran (22) could reach double digits.

Madhya Pradesh tightens the noose

For Madhya Pradesh, Puneet Datey took 48, Kumar Karthikeya 61 and Sarshan Jain took three wickets for 63 runs. Madhya Pradesh, which scored 341 runs in the first innings, took a lead of 68 runs on the basis of first innings. At the end of the day’s play, Madhya Pradesh scored 163 for two in the second innings thanks to an unbeaten half-century from Rajat Patidar (63 not out). Captain Aditya Srivastava was supporting him at the time of stumping after scoring 34 runs. Shubham Sharma returned after scoring 22 runs with a retired hurt.

Mumbai’s lead is close to 350

Mumbai consolidated their position on the third day of the Ranji Trophy semi-final here on Thursday by bowling out Uttar Pradesh for 180 in the first innings. Mumbai’s team, which scored 393 runs in the first innings, scored 133 runs for one wicket at the end of the third day’s play and thus took a lead of 346 runs. Mumbai captain Prithvi Shaw batted in a stormy manner and scored 64 runs in 71 balls with the help of 12 fours. His opening partner Yashasvi Jaiswal (35 not out) opened his account off 54 balls after Shaw was dismissed. Armaan Jaffer was playing 32 runs with Jaiswal at the time of the stumping.

Earlier in the morning, Uttar Pradesh started playing at 25 for two and lost wickets at regular intervals. Only five batsmen from his side reached double digits in which Shivam Mavi, who landed at number nine, scored the highest 48 runs. Apart from them, opener Madhav Kaushik contributed 38 and captain Karan Sharma contributed 27 runs. Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Awasthi and Tanush Kotian took three wickets each for Mumbai.

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