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Samantaray saves Odisha on Day 1

Press Trust of India  |  Wayanad (Kerala) 

Biplab Samantaray struck a gritty 89 to help recover from a disastrous start to end the opening day against on 311 for 9 in their Group B cricket match here today.

Put into bat, were reduced to 31 for 3 inside 10 overs in the morning session as their top-order batsmen came a cropper before Samantaray rescued his side's innings at the Krishnagiri Stadium here.

Middle-order batsman Samantaray's 98-run stand for the seventh wicket with Deepak Behara, who made 58, helped arrest a slide triggered by Maharashtra's pacers.

Anupam Sanklecha (4/75), the bowling spearhead who had picked up 26 wickets in the last two matches, dismissed the top three batsmen, before Mohsin Sayyad (3/58) did the damage in the middle order.

Samantaray, who hit 11 fours in his 192-ball innings, was the last Odisha batsman out and the opening day was closed as soon as his wicket fell in 82.1 overs. was batting on 6 at the draw of stumps.

Brief Scores:

Odisha 1st Innings: 311 for 9 in 82.1 overs (Biplab Samantaray 89, Deepak Behara 58; Anupam Sanklecha 4/75, Mohsin Sayyad 3/58).

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 19:32 IST