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Bengal bowlers fail to impress

22nd October 2018
The Vijay Merchant U-16 Trophy encounter between Bengal and Odisha in Kolkata hangs in balance as Bengal bowlers fail to take any wicket in 36 overs and Odisha scored 68 for no loss to lead by 9 runs at the end of the second day's play today.
Starting the day from 77/4 with Rahul Chowdhury and Prabahan on the crease Bengal later posted 224 losing all wickets riding on Abishek Porel's 102 off 136 balls while Bengal bowlers fail to impress as Odisha scored 68 without losing any wicket in their second innings.
Bengal bowlers who bowled their opponents out for 165 runs in the first innings couldn't cause much trouble in the second innings as Odisha openers Sanket Behera (28) and Biswajit Patra (32) remained unbeaten till the end of the day's play.
Earlier Odisha bowler Ashutosh Churria put on an impressive show picking up 6 wickets leaking just 70 runs while Sobhan Dev Behera took 2.
Bengal batters apart from Porel had a disappointing day as only four of them could reach the double digit mark including the Bengal keeper-batsman.

Rio Dutta