A captain's knock of 124 runs by Deep Dasgupta and his eighth-wicket 172-run unbeaten partnership with Sibsagar Singh helped Bengal post a mammoth 405 for seven against Gujarat on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Elite Group A match in Surat on Monday.
Dasgupta and Sibsagar Singh (46) consolidated the Bengal innings after Gujarat pace bowler Siddharth Trivedi took two successive wickets to reduce the visitors to 198 for five after they resumed at overnight 193 for three.
Dasgupta made Gujarat pay heavily after he was dropped in the slips by Niraj Patel on 36 off Hemal Watekar.
Trivedi took four wickets for 81 runs.
Bengal 1st innings
A Das run out N Patel 64
S Das c Thaker b Trivedi 27
A Jhunjhunwala c Christian b Trivedi 72
R Gavaskar lbw b Makda 29
M Tiwary c Modi b Trivedi 2
D Dasgupta not out 124
L Shukla c Modi b Trivedi 2
S Lahiri c N Patel b L Patel 19
S Singh not out 46
Extras (b 2, lb 3, w 6, nb 9) 20
Total (for 7 wickets in 180 overs) 405
Fall of wickets: 1-40, 2-138, 3-193, 4-198, 5-198, 6-201, 7-233.
Bowling: S Trivedi 46-13-81-4, A Makda 34-5-85-1, L Patel 30-6-79-1, H Watekar 50-17-87-0, T Patel 11-0-51-0, M Parmar 3-1-9-0, N Patel 5-2-6-0, A Bilakhia 1-0-2-0.
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