Cooch Behar: Skipper Vipraj propels UP to victory | Kanpur News

Kanpur: UP defeated Odisha by seven wickets in Cooch Behar trophy pool match on the fourth day on Thursday. Odisha who were trailing 323 runs behind UP in the first innings, scored 392 runs in their second innings. UP chased down the target of 73 runs for the loss of 3 wickets and collected four points.
Odisha resumed their second innings from 295 for 6 and could manage to add 97 runs before losing all remaining four wickets. Anshuman Sahoo who was batting on 102 added another 28 runs before departing. His 130 came in 293 balls, including 2 boundaries.
Overnight not out batsmen Sahoo and captain Shrestha Singh added 50 runs for the seventh wicket. Sushil Barik and Adktya Jaisingh offered resistance to UP bowlers and enhanced their lead .
Odisha’s innings folded when Barik fell prey to Naman Tiwari after scoring valuable 36 runs. For UP, captain Vipraj Nigam bagged 4 wickets and Prashant Yadav and Naman Tiwari both scalped 2 wickets each.
Arjun Bharadwaj, who scored a double century in the first innings and Brijendra Tripathi opened the second innings with an aim to wind up the match at the earliest . But tight UP lost three wickets to achieve the victory target of 73 runs. Arjun and Brijendra contributed 27 and 20 runs respectively. Captain Vipraj Nigam scored 12 runs. Arnav Baliyan and Ansh Tiwari both completed the victory formality and returned unbeaten on 4 and 8 runs respectively. Sambit Baral picked 2 wickets.
Brief score:
UP first innings- 485
Odisha first innings- 162 and Odisha second innings- 6/295 ( Dinesh K Majihi 45, Niranjan Gouda 21, Anshuman Sahoo 130, Aashirwad swain 74, Sambit S Baral 25, Saideep Mhapatra 10, Shresth Singh 19, Sushil Barik 36, Aditya K Jaisingh 10 no, Pashant Yadav 2/51, Vijay Kumar 1/62, Naman Tiwari 2/67, Vipraj Nigam 4/120)
UP second innings – 73/3 (Arjun Bharadwaj 27, Brijendra Tripathi 20, Vipraj Nigam 12, Sambit Baral 2/28, Sushil Barik 1/10)

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