Services vs Bengal – Innings declared
Bengal have declared their first innings at 161 for 5. They lost all their five wickets this morning even as they added quick runs. Services need 355 runs to win, which seems highly unlikely at this point even as the batsmen are having little trouble. However, if they do manage to save the game, a lot of questions will have to be answered by the Bengal team management over the decision to not enforce the follow-on.
Services vs Bengal
Bengal have continued to score freely, but have lost three wickets this morning. Abhimanyu Easwaran, Sudip Chatterjee and Abhishek Raman are back in the pavilion. The lead is 323 now. Not sure why are Bengal delaying the declaration!
Here’s how the teams stand at the start of the final day:
In New Delhi: Delhi 435 vs Assam 258 & 60/3
In Jaipur: Team Rajasthan 330 vs Jammu & Kashmir 432/6
In Chennai: Tamil Nadu 176 & 112/2 vs Andhra 309
In Indore: Madhya Pradesh 551/8 decl. vs Baroda 302 & 41/1
In Bhubaneswar: Odisha vs Tripura 6/0
In New Delhi: Services 359 vs Bengal 552/9 decl. & 77/0
In Dharamsala: Himachal 729/8 decl. vs Punjab 484/6
In Porvorim: Goa 223/4 vs Chhattisgarh 458