Manoj Tiwari was of high praise for Bengal’s young and promising batsman Sudip Chatterjee at the end of the opening day of Bengal’s crucial second Ranji Trophy match against Delhi at Feroze Shah Kotla.

Chatterjee struck his second century in a crisis time when Bengal lost two wickets against only 27 runs, scoring unbeaten 108 on the opening day. Skipper Manoj Tiwari who gave an able assistance with 55, said, “Sudip has been brilliant in showing perfect temperament to build up the innings. If he was not there on the wicket, our innings would have collapsed much earlier.”

 

Still, Bengal captain seems to be little anxious over the run rate of Bengal as the team scored only 272 for three wickets. The captain, along with appreciating Chatterjee’s batting, said, “We have to score runs more quickly tomorrow to ensure at least three points.” At the same time, Sudip Chatterjee who looked also cautious about scoring runs more quickly on Friday, said, “The wicket is very slow. The balls are not coming to bat properly. In this condition, it was difficult for both me and Wriddhiman Saha to hit the balls.” Manoj Tiwari who has plans to set big score for Delhi, has also doubts whether on such a slow wicket Delhi innings, lead by Gautam Gambhir could be all out twice. 

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