Final Up to date: December 22, 2022, 20:34 IST
Manipur bowlers diminished Bihar to 217 for 8 within the second innings on the third day to provide themselves an opportunity to win their Ranji Trophy match right here on Thursday.
In reply to Bihar’s first innings 311 all out, Manipur resumed the day at 229 for six of their first innings and added 67 runs in 21 overs to be all out for 296.
L Kishan Singha scored the majority of runs for Manipur on Thursday as he added 35 runs to his in a single day 30. Malay Raj snared two extra wickets to finish his five-for (5/53).
After taking a slender 15-run first innings lead, Bihar scored 217 for 8 at stumps on day three, stretching the general result in 232 runs.
If Manipur can take two Bihar wickets shortly on the fourth and last day on Friday, they will fancy to knock off the required runs and win the match.
Opener Baljeet Singh Bihari and wicketkeepr Bipin Saurabh made 53 and 54 respectively for Bihar. Harsh Singh and Veer Pratap Singh have been batting on 14 and 15 respectively at stumps.
Temporary Scores: Bihar: 311 and 217/8 in 67 overs (Baljeet Singh Bihari 53, Bipin Saurabh 54; Bishworjit Konthoujam 3/52, L Kishan Singha 3/40) vs Manipur 296 in 102 overs (Prafullomani Singh 75, L Kishan Singha 65; Malay Raj 5/53). Bihar leads by 232 runs.
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