Ranji Trophy 2016: At the max, a score of 120 can be chased on this track, says Manoj Tiwary

Manoj Tiwary is not happy with the execution of his batsmen as well as bowlers during their match against Baroda where 23 wickets fell in a single day.

By: PTI | Lahli | Published:November 21, 2016 9:43 pm
Ranji Trophy, Ranji Trophy 2016, Bengal cricket team, Baroda cricket team, Bengal vs Baroda, Pankaj Shaw, Manoj Tiwary, cricket news, sports news Manoj Tiwary said that any target above 120 can be chased at Bansi Lal stadium. (Source: Express File)

Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary said that despite the Bansi Lal Stadium track being the “toughest in domestic cricket”, he is not happy with the execution of his batsmen as well as bowlers during their Ranji Trophy match against Baroda where 23 wickets fell in a single day.

“Such is the track that I don’t think any target above 120 can be chased. This is because there are grass patches at drivable length where if the ball lands on seam, batsmen are going for the drive and that’s a mistake. There are damp patches with moisture and the ball is rearing up awkwardly. Life is difficult for batsmen,” Tiwary told PTI.

“Tell me a batsman like Deepak Hooda who is going through a purple patch this season gets out twice in a day. He was struggling. Our batsmen became too ambitious and paid the price,” said Tiwary.

If one thought that he was happy with bowlers, then Tiwary’s analysis will make one think twice.

“When I won the toss, I knew we had the bowling firepower to get them quickly. If you feel 97 is a good effort, I don’t feel the same. On this track with our bowlers, we should have got them out for 60. It is that kind of a track. I believe we gave 25 runs extra today,” the skipper said.

With Baroda already enjoying 84-run lead with seven wickets in hand, is it practically possible to get seven wickets for another 36 runs.

“I don’t know whether it’s possible or not but that’s the chaseable par score in the fourth innings on this track. I reckon that if you get to bowl 36 deliveries and pitch 20 off them on those damp or grassy patches, we can get seven wickets quickly.”

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