Kalyani, Jan 20 :Manoj Tiwary's first triple century (303 not out) empowered Bengal to dictate in the Ranji Trophy play against Hyderabad as the host posted a mammoth 635/7 wickets declared and then their bowlers took five wickets in 83 runs at the end of Day 2 of the 4- day match at Bengal Cricket Academy ground here today.
The visiting side was now trailing by 552 runs with five wickets in hand in the first innings. Jaweed Ali batting 19 and captain Tanmay Agarwal was at 10 when the day was called off early due to poor visibility. Thirtyfive-year-old Manoj Tiwary stole the limelight for the second day too as he was unstoppable and and remained unbeaten after his career best batting in first class cricket hitting first triple century.
Resuming his day 156 not out, former Bengal captain Tiwary scored his second 200 in 296-ball and reached 250 from 377 deliveries. His first triple century came in 414 balls before Bengal camp declared their first innings at 635/ for loss of 7 wickets. Tiwary's unbeaten 303 came from 30 boundaries and five sixes from 414 balls.
He was also ably supported by Sahbaz Ahmed 49 and Arnab Nandy 65 not out. Bengal took advantage of the last session of the day when they declared their innings and got five quick wickets, thanks to pacers duo Akash Deep 3/46 and Mukesh Kumar 2/29. (UNI)