Riding on lower-order batsman Shreyas Gopal's maiden first class century, defending champions Karnataka posted 408 in the first innings as Bengal were left facing a huge trail on day two of the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Monday.
Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda intimidated the batsmen with a four-wicket burst before Karnataka staged a recovery to be 237/7 on a curtailed day 1 of their Group A Ranji Trophy fixture at the Eden Gardens here today.
All eyes will be on Bengal's newest batting sensation Sudeep Chatterjee as the hosts will have revenge on mind as they take on defending champions Karnataka in a second round group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here on Sunday.
Bengalis are known for their extraordinary degree of food fixation. Thus food and its vivid description always found an important place in Bengali literature stretching all the way back to medieval times and even earlier, said a well known food writer here.
His inclusion in the 30-member probables list has come as a whiff of fresh air for Ashok Dinda, who was in the wilderness for nearly 22 months, after he had played his 13th one day international for India.
Already assured of a place in the knock-out stage, Bengal rode on opener Shreevats Goswami's fluent 133 to beat Assam by 18 runs in a high-scoring East Zone match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, here on Friday.
Adored as the "son-in-law" of Bengal, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan Monday struck a deep chord with the audience here twice invoking Rabindranath Tagore - the most revered name in this part of the world.
Bollywood screen icon Amitabh Bachchan and his family not only fired-up the inaugural ceremony of the 20th Kolkata International Film Fest but they also strengthened and renewed their ties with West Bengal.
After BJP's historic win in assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday said that focus now would be on Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.
Pint-sized opener Shreevats Goswami and new ball bowler Veer Pratap Singh produced impressive performances as Bengal comfortably beat Odisha by 25 runs to kick-start their campaign in the East Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Surya Kumar Yadav sent Bengal bowlers to the cleaners with a scintillating 46-ball unbeaten 102, while pacer Wilkin Mota claimed five wickets to power Mumbai to a 27-run win and brighten their hopes for a final berth in the SK Acharya Memorial Challenger Trophy ODI tournament here on Wednesday