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Defending champions Gujarat in danger of conceding lead

Gujarat 180 for 6 (Merai 67, Amit 3-46) trail Bengal 354 (Easwaran 129, Majumdar 94, Chaudhary 5-87) by 174 runs
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Bengal seamers B Amit and Ishan Porel picked up five wickets between them to trigger a middle-order collapse that left defending champions Gujarat at 180 for 6 and still 174 runs behind.

After Bengal were bowled out for 354, Gujarat didn't have the best of starts, losing lost Samit Gohel to Ashok Dinda in the first over with the score still on 0. In the eighth over, Porel got Priyank Panchal, last season's leading run-getter, to nick one to the wicketkeeper and Gujarat were a precarious 17 for 2. Bhargav Merai (67) and captain Parthiv Patel (47) went about restoring the innings with a 107-run stand but as soon as it was broken, Gujarat found themselves back in deep trouble.

They slipped from from 124 for 3 to 144 for 6, losing Merai, Manprit Juneja and Chirag Gandhi in the space of 13 deliveries. Juneja was the first to go when he was trapped in front by Amit in the 43rd over. In the first ball of his next over, Amit prised out the big scalp of Merai, knocking over his stumps. Five balls later, he induced an edge from Chirag to give Shreevats Goswami his third catch of the innings. Rujul Bhatt and Piyush Chawla (22*) then made sure there were no further casualties with an unbroken 36-run stand.

Bengal 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st99AR EaswaranA Raman
2nd121AR EaswaranWB Chatterjee
3rd166MK TiwaryWB Chatterjee
4th88SP GoswamiWB Chatterjee
5th17AP MajumdarWB Chatterjee
6th47B AmitAP Majumdar
7th157AP MajumdarAA Gani

Ranji Trophy

Group A
TeamMWLDPTNRR
KNTKA6402320.479
DELHI6303270.333
MAHA6221160.084
HYD621116-0.156
RLYS623114-0.312
UP603250.508
ASSAM60422-0.977
Group B
TeamMWLDPTNRR
GUJ6501340.097
KER6510310.636
SAU6312260.245
J + K61419-0.077
HRYNA61419-0.506
JKAND61418-0.049
RAJ60246-0.294
Group C
TeamMWLDPTNRR
MP631221-0.116
MUM6204210.228
AP6105190.326
BRODA6114160.508
TN601511-0.112
ODSH60246-0.648
TPURA60244-0.426
Group D
TeamMWLDPTNRR
VIDAR6402310.358
BENG6213230.367
PNJB6222180.609
HP6114140.3
CGARH613213-0.514
SVCS612310-0.273
GOA60246-0.7