Ranji Trophy: Bengal breaks 129-year-old record in quarter-finals

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In the quarter-final match of the Ranji Trophy being played between Bengal and Jharkhand, on Wednesday, something happened that no one would have expected before. In this match, nine players of Bengal have created a new history by scoring more than fifty runs. 

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The Bengal team under the captaincy of Abhimanyu Easwaran has broken a 129-year-old record. This has happened for the first time in the history of Indian first-class cricket. Playing first in the match, Bengal scored 773 runs for the loss of seven wickets. In this innings, all the nine batsmen who came out to bat on the field for Bengal scored more than fifty runs. 

There have not been so many half-centuries in an innings from any one team in a match. Before this, 129 years ago, in 1893, in a first-class match against the combined universities of Oxford and Cambridge, eight Australian batsmen had scored 50 or more runs. 

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Sudip Kumar Gharmi scored 186, Anustup Majumdar 117, Shahbaz Ahmed 78, Manoj Tiwary 73, Abhishek Porel 68, Abhimanyu Easwaran 65, Abhishek Raman 61, Sion Mandal in the match played against Jharkhand for Bengal. 53 and Akash Deep scored 53 runs.