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Ranji Trophy 2022: Madhya Pradesh into the finals

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Madhya Pradesh defeated Bengal by 174 runs in the semi-final of the Ranji Trophy to reach the final Ranji Trophy. The last time Madhya Pradesh reached the final of the Ranji Trophy was in 1999. He will face Mumbai in the final. In the second semi-final, Mumbai defeated UP on the basis of a first-innings lead. Madhya Pradesh had scored 341 runs in the first innings against Bengal, in response to which the Bengal team could only score 273 runs.

Madhya Pradesh took a lead of 68 runs on the basis of the first innings. After this, in the second innings, Madhya Pradesh scored 281 runs. Bengal had a target of 350 runs to win, but in the second innings, the Bengal team could score only 175 runs.

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Madhya Pradesh vs Bengal: match review

Opener Himanshu Mantri, who scored 165 runs in the first innings for Madhya Pradesh, was adjudged the man of the match. At the same time, Kumar Karthikeya took 5 wickets in the second innings.

Madhya Pradesh could score 341 runs in the first innings thanks to Mantri’s century and Akshat Raghuvanshi’s brilliant 63. In response, Bengal was reduced to 272 runs despite the centuries of Manoj Tiwary (102) and Shahbaz Ahmed (116). In the second innings for Madhya Pradesh, MP was successful in scoring 281 runs in the second innings thanks to half-centuries from captain Aditya Srivastava (82) and Rajat Patidar (79). Earlier in 1999, the MP team played its only final against Karnataka.

In the second semi-final, Mumbai’s team scored mountain-like scores of 393 and 533. At the same time, the team of Uttar Pradesh could only score 180 runs. In such a situation, Mumbai won on the basis of the first-innings lead and the team reached the final. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a brilliant century in both the innings for Mumbai. He scored 100 runs in the first innings and 181 runs in the second innings. He was also the player of the match.