Kaif leads Uttar Pradesh to maiden Ranji Trophy title
Magista nike soccer cleats mohammad Kaif lead Uttar Pradesh to their firstever Ranji soccer socks Trophy final victory when the hosts beat Bengal on soccer socks the basis of their firstinnings lead. Bengal had fallen short by just 14 runs to UP’s first innings total of 387. On the final day, chasing an improbable target of 357 in 43 overs, Bengal managed to get to 109 for 5, with Praveen Kumar, the UP medium pacer, taking all five wickets.
Kaif made the opposition pay for granting him two lives once dropped when he was yet to open his account and then Deep Dasgupta, the Bengal captain, missed a stumping chance when his counterpart was on 43 by reaching his first century of the season early today with magista nike soccer cleats some aggressive batting. In the morning Kaif and Suresh Raina started off rapidly and with that took the game away from Bengal.
Bengal of course contributed in no small measure to their own undoing. After Shib Paul and Ranadeb Bose had initially restricted UP in the first innings with some steamy opening spells, they let up on the pressure subsequently. Later, some of Bengal’s fidgety batsmen were to gift away their wickets. A couple of questionable umpiring decisions didn’t help either. Fielding was another crucial area where Dasgupta’s men let themselves down Kumar, Raina and Kaif were dropped early on in their firstinnings knocks (Kumar went on to make a blistering 48, while Raina and Kaif got out in their 90s).
Raina, having played some good pull shots, fell trying to push the runrate too hard, but Kaif continued confidently. A backfoot punch past cover boundary, and a pull over square leg off Paul brought Kaif to the cusp of century. He had to wait till the next over, however, to cross the landmark, which he did in resounding fashion with a cover drive off a fuller length Randib Boseball. But soon he mistimed a pull shot and holed out to midwicket. The remaining batsmen ensured that they wouldn’t let the reins slip this time and by the time they were all out at the stroke of tea, a target of 358 was beyond Bengal.
UP, for some time, had been showing promise of entering the big league, but they lacked the pilot who could propel them further. But in soccer socks Kaif, who would normally be on national duties each year for most of the firstclass season, they found the right man at the right time. To get a team that had lost their first two games of the season, and had just four points from an equal number of games, back into contention and lead them to three outright victories magista nike soccer cleats and thus to the final was definitely a remarkable task.
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