BEN vs MP Live, Day 1 Stumps: Himanshu Mantri ton keeps MP afloat

BEN vs MP Live – Ranji Trophy Semifinal LIVE: Himanshu Mantri scored an unbeaten century to keep Madhya Pradesh in the hunt in an eventful Day 1 of the Ranji Trophy semi-finals. The left-hander remained unbeaten on 134 as Madhya Pradesh ended the day on 271/6 against Bengal. Follow BEN vs MP LIVE Updates, Ranji Trophy Semifinals 2022 Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.

BEN vs MP Live, Day 1 Stumps: Honours shared on Day 1 as Himanshu Mantri ton deflates Bengal after early collapse – Follow Ranji Trophy Semifinals 2022 Live Updates

Madhya Pradesh wicketkeeper-batter Himanshu Mantri hogged the limelight on the first day of their Ranji Trophy semi-final against Bengal as his unbeaten 134 steered the team to 271 for six. The day clearly belonged to Mantri, the 28-year-old left-handed opener, as he frustrated the Bengal attack while anchoring the innings. In his 280-ball innings, Mantri hit as many as 15 boundaries and one maximum.

The other notable contribution came from Akshat Raghuwanshi (63) as he and Mantri rallied the MP innings after they were in a spot of bother at 97 for four. The duo forged a crucial 123-run stand for the fifth wicket on a batting-friendly track.

The Chandrakant Pandit-coached side lost opener Yash Dubey (9) cheaply after he was trapped in front of the wickets by pacer Mukesh Kumar (2/45). MP skipper Aditya Srivastava’s decision to bat first seemed to backfire after their top-order, barring Mantri, miserably failed.

BEN vs MP Live, Day 1 Stumps: Honours shared on Day 1 as Himanshu Mantri ton deflates Bengal after early collapse – Follow Ranji Trophy Semifinals 2022 Live Updates

Mantri, who was going strong from one end, was devoid of partners. One-down Shubham Sharma (17), Rajat Patidar (7), and Srivastava (10) made a beeline to the pavilion to give  Bengal the upper hand. But then walked in Raghuwanshi, who played the perfect second fiddle to Mantri. The 18-year-old right-handed batter struck eight boundaries and two sixes in his 81-ball knock as MP dominated the proceedings.

However, when it looked like Raghuwanshi would score big, Bengal pacer Akash Deep (2/55) gave his side a much-needed breakthrough. He trapped Raghuwanshi in front of the wicket and then castled Saransh Jain (17), as the eastern side tried to make a comeback. When the stumps were drawn, Mantri and Puneet Datey (9) were holding fort.

For Bengal, Mukesh Kumar and Akash Deep were the pick of the bowlers. Bengal coach Arun Lal said, “Wicket is plumb batting track, it’s difficult to bowl on this wicket. You need to bowl special deliveries to get anybody out. Our two fast bowlers did a brilliant job but it was an ordinary day for our spinners.”

BEN vs MP Live, Day 1 Stumps: Honours shared on Day 1 as Himanshu Mantri ton deflates Bengal after early collapse – Follow Ranji Trophy Semifinals 2022 Live Updates

Madhya Pradesh First Innings:

 

BEN vs MP Playing XI

Bengal (Playing XI): Abhishek Raman, Abhimanyu Easwaran(c), Sudip Kumar Gharami, Anustup Majumdar, Manoj Tiwary, Abishek Porel(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Sayan Mondal, Pradipta Pramanik, Akash Deep, Mukesh Kumar

Madhya Pradesh (Playing XI): Yash Dubey, Himanshu Mantri(w), Shubham S Sharma, Rajat Patidar, Aditya Shrivastava(c), Akshat Raghuwanshi, Saransh Jain, Kumar Kartikeya, Puneet Datey, Anubhav Agarwal, Gaurav Yadav

BEN vs MP Live, Day 1 Stumps: Honours shared on Day 1 as Himanshu Mantri ton deflates Bengal after early collapse – Follow Ranji Trophy Semifinals 2022 Live Updates

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Bengal in Ranji Trophy quarterfinal:

Bengal posted a mammoth 773 runs in the quarterfinal match and advanced to the semis by virtue of first innings lead. Sudip Kumar Gharami was the top performer as he was the shining star in the win.

MP in Ranji Trophy quarterfinal:

MP also showed their class in the semifinal encounter as they swapped Punjab aside by 10 wickets. Kumar Kartikeya was the chief architect of the win as he scalped six wickets in the second innings.

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Which channel will broadcast the BEN vs MP Semifinal?

The BEN vs MP Semifinal will be broadcasted on Starsports 2 and Starsports 2 HD in English.

Which platform will live stream the BEN vs MP Semifinal?

Disney+Hotstar will live stream the BEN vs MP Semifinal.

Schedule for the Ranji Trophy 2022 Semifinal –

Phase Date Match Venue Time
SF 1 14 to  18 June Bengal vs Madhya Pradesh KSCA Cricket Ground 09:30 AM IST
SF 2 14 to  18 June Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh Just Cricket Academy Ground 09:30 AM IST

 

BEN vs MP Live, Day 1 Stumps: Honours shared on Day 1 as Himanshu Mantri ton deflates Bengal after early collapse – Follow Ranji Trophy Semifinals 2022 Live Updates

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