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Bengal end drought, reach Ranji semifinals

Bengal’s Ranji Trophy hot streak overcame the last-eight hurdle as Laxmi Ratan Shukla’s boys ousted Railways by 48 runs in the only quarterfinal that extended to the fifth day.

cricket Updated: Jan 13, 2014 01:20 IST
Somshuvra Laha
Somshuvra Laha
Hindustan Times
Ranji Trophy,Laxmi Ratan Shukla,Chepauk

Bengal’s Ranji Trophy hot streak overcame the last-eight hurdle as Laxmi Ratan Shukla’s boys ousted Railways by 48 runs in the only quarterfinal that extended to the fifth day. Three consecutive outright victories, including a low-scoring thriller on a rank turner at Chepauk, have now sent Bengal to their first semifinal since 2006-07.

Brief scores

Bengal 317 and 267 beat Railways 314 and 222 (M Kartik 56, AN Ghosh 50, LR Shukla 3/45)

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ACU takes note

PTI adds: A BCCI Anti-Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU) official said he has taken note of a noted actor entering the Bengal dressing room to join the celebrations after the match.

First Published: Jan 13, 2014 01:08 IST