Orissa opted for batting practice and five points as their four day East Zone Ranji Trophy league match against Bengal ended in a tame draw at the Barabati stadium in Cuttack on Tuesday. Bengal got three points.

Orissa had gained a first innings lead of 95 and were 24 without loss at close of play on the third day. They batted throughout the final day and ended at 336 for five off 90 overs. Opener and skipper SS Das and P Mullick added 146 runs for the second wicket off 38.2 overs. While Das was out for 82 compiled off 156 balls with eleven fours and a six, Mullick remained unbeaten with 111. He faced 219 balls, and hit 13 fours and a six. Raul chipped in with a bright 52 off 54 balls with seven fours and two sixes. He and Mullick added 96 runs for the third wicket.