Wriddhiman Saha, Laxmi Ratan Shukla rescue Bengal against Punjab

Wriddhiman Saha once again proved his worth as a Test batsman while Laxmi Ratan Shukla played a typical innings to help Bengal attain some respectability at the end of Day 1.

updated: November 09, 2012 22:43 IST
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Mohali: A responsible innings by Wriddhiman Saha and his century-partnership with senior pro Laxmi Ratan Shukla helped Bengal end the first day's play against Punjab at a respectable 280 for seven.

Wriddhiman and Shukla added 124 runs for the sixth wicket as Bengal who were tottering at 118 for five.

Team India's reserve glovesman was batting on 75 made off 155 balls with the help of nine fours and six while Shukla contributed 62 useful runs with 10 boundaries. More importantly the former Bengal skipper hung around for 105 balls which also gave Wriddhiman a chance to plan his innings.

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