Bengal batsmen flounder as Mumbai take 96-run 1st innings lead

With none of the other Bengal batsmen, barring skipper Tiwary giving Das meaningful support as the Mumbai bowlers struck to their task relentlessly on a wicket affording good carry for the new ball bowlers and copious turn for Chavan, in particular.

updated: December 02, 2012 20:15 IST
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Mumbai: Bengal opener Arindam Das carried his bat through for an unbeaten 98 but could not prevent hosts Mumbai from taking a handy 96-run first innings lead on the second day of the four-day Ranji Trophy Group A match on Sunday. (File photo: Manoj Tiwary)

Arindam, who was not in the initial probables list of Bengal squad batted for nearly five hours but didn't get enough support from the other end as only skipper Manoj Tiwary crossed the 20-run mark with Bengal being bowled out for 201 in 65.4 overs.

Mumbai scored 297 in their first essay with all-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla ending up with five-wicket haul.

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