Wriddhiman Saha's 69 helps Bengal settle for a draw against MP in Ranji Trophy

Bengal now have five points from three matches to lie low at sixth place, while MP have seven at the fourth position in group B standings.

updated: November 17, 2013 20:40 IST
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Kolkata: Wriddhiman Saha (file photo)Steered by Wriddhiman Saha's stroke-filled half-century, Bengal on Sunday put up an improved batting show to salvage a draw and settle for one point against Madhya Pradesh who logged three in their Ranji Trophy group B league here.

Resuming their second innings at 43 for no loss with a deficit of 125 runs, Bengal lost two quick wickets to be on 86/2 midway into the first session after offspinner Jalaj Saxena (4/117) dismissed both the openers -- Rohan Banerjee (43) and first innings centurion Arindam Das (39).

But Saha (69) once again proved his worth to be the mainstay of their batting as the wicketkeeper batsman stitched two important partnerships -- 78 runs with Anustup Majumdar (38) and 73 with Subhomoy Das (59).

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