Fast bowler Mukesh Kumar gave the Bengal workforce the most effective efficiency within the Ranji Trophy last after 13 years. Bengal defeated Karnataka by 174 runs on the fourth day of the semi-finals to advance to the ultimate.
Bengal gained their final Ranji title in 1989–90 throughout Sourav Ganguly's debut season whereas the workforce final made it to the finals in 2007 however have been defeated by Mumbai by 132 runs within the last.
In the semifinal match, Mukesh took six wickets for 61 runs, chasing a goal of 352 runs, and Karnataka have been bowled out for 177 runs in 55.three overs within the second innings. <! –
Ishan Porel and Akash Deep additionally picked up two wickets every from Bengal.
Karnataka's workforce got here out to play on 98 for 3 today and the workforce scored 16 within the morning session. The remaining seven wickets have been additionally misplaced by including 79 runs in three overs.
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In the ultimate, Bengal will face the winner of one other semi-final between Gujarat and Saurashtra in Rajkot. The last might be performed from March 9 however the Bengal workforce should play this match on the bottom of the opposing workforce.
Bengal additionally prevented Karnataka from making a trio of titles. Karnataka lately gained the home ODI (Vijay Hazare Trophy) and T20 event (Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy). The workforce was earlier profitable in making the title trio for the second consecutive time in 2014-15.
In the third over of the day, Mukesh caught Manish Pandey (12) behind the wicket by the hands of Srivats Goswami after which within the subsequent over, KV Siddharth (00) and S Sharat (00) despatched successive balls to Karnataka, hoping to return to Karnataka. Of ending.
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Devdutt Padikkal, who got here out to bat at quantity three, scored 62 runs, however couldn’t save Karnataka from the semi-final defeat for the third consecutive yr. Mukesh caught him by the hands of Goswami and took 5 or extra wickets within the innings for the fourth time in 21 first-class matches. He hit seven fours in his 129-ball innings. After this, Karnataka's innings didn’t take lengthy to break down. For Bengal, all 20 wickets within the match have been taken by the quick bowlers.