Niranjan Behera, Biplab Samantray centuries give Odisha upper hand over Maharashtra

Niranjan and Samantray, the two overnight batsmen, denied a breakthrough for more than 30 overs in the day before the former was out. The duo stitched 121 runs for fourth wicket. Niranjan's 103 came from 254 balls and contained 11 fours.

updated: December 03, 2012 20:10 IST
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Sambalpur: Niranjan Behera and Biplab Samantray struck a century each as Odisha took the first innings lead on the third day of their Ranji Trophy group league match against Maharashtra on Monday.

Niranjan (103) and Samantray (107) combine ensured that Odisha took a 126-run first innings lead to get the upper hand in the Group B match at the Veer Surendra Sai Stadium.

Odisha were all out for 441 in 129 overs after resuming the day on 237 for three in reply to Maharashtra's first innings 315 all out.

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