Bangal batsman Manoj Tiwary smashed a magnificent 187 to help Bengal bag three points in their penultimate Ranji Trophy Elite Group match yesterday. Tiwary batted over nine hours in the drawn tie to ensure Bengal take their points tally to eight.
Meanwhile, in Jaipur, a sensational spell by medium-pacer Sumit Mathur (6-33) helped Rajasthan crush Saurashtra by 229 runs.
Delhi 392 and 186-3. Bengal 397-9d (M Tiwary 187). Match drawn; Tamil Nadu 698-8d and 100 for no loss. Gujarat 539. Match drawn; Madhya Pradesh 487. Haryana 126 and 346-7 (f/o).
Match drawn; Punjab 357 and 274-8d; Karnataka 281 and 157-1. Match drawn; Railways 379 and 113-2; Orissa 331. Match drawn; Rajasthan 396 and 241-4d; Saurashtra 265 and 143 (Sumit Mathur 6-33). Rajasthan won by 229 runs