In first-class cricket Vinay Choudhary's first innings was 6/62. On Monday, they got upper level in the first day of Ranji Trophy on the first day of Elite Group B in the JU Salt Lake campus ground on Monday. On a dry pitch, the audience liked to play an extra spinner, so Chaudhary took the place of medium pace bowler Baljit Singh in Eleven. It was a very smart move.
Chaudhary is not an automatic pickup in this Punjab. This was his fourth Ranji Trophy match of the season. The 25-year-old made her debut in 2013. In the last five seasons, the left-handed spinner had performed at this level in only 14 matches before this game. But in a win-or-bust contest for both sides, they rolled on the batting of Bengal, sticking to the original batting, right line and length. They kept it tight and tested the patience of the batsmen. There is no steel in Bengal's batting, which can grind it.
The hosts won a good toss and chose to bat first. In spite of a turner in the match before the match does not matter, the pitch does not play badly on the first day.
Some delivery was a little lower, but otherwise it was good for batting. Moody's permission allowed the ball to be taken in the air and Manpreet Gony put Bengal opener Abhishek Raman and Abhimanyu Ishwar into the bag inside the opening over.
In-form, incidentally, became victim of an incoming delivery and was postponed before the leg. It was a big blow to Bengal, Ishwaran is the most consistent player of the team who can bat big.
Manoj Tiwari got stuck in the beginning, and when he tried to break the huts he came out. Chaudhary's delivery was enough to carry Mandeep Singh on the outskirts of the first slip, because the Bengal captain tried to drive an extension.
Away from the block
The spinner was out of the block. After this he returned with his most successful bowling figures along with the likes of Writer Chatterjee, Sudeep Chatterjee, Amir Ghani, Shreevats Goswami and Ashok Dinda.
From Punjab's point of view, Sudip's dismissal was important because it broke the partnership of 65 runs between him and Goswami. Both of them did not succeed at the beginning of the 50's. On the other hand, Chaudhary rewrote his moment in the headlines.
"There was some moisture in the pitch in the morning, who helped. We bowled well in the pairs and it put pressure on the batsmen. Bowling was important in the right areas. The strange delivery took place, (but) UV Paji (Yuvraj Singh) and Mandy Paji (Mandeep Singh) asked me to keep it simple and I did that. I was enjoying myself, "said Chaudhary.
In the house dressing room, Bengal team's mentor Arun Lal was quite disappointed. "Pitch is fine. We have not played good cricket. We only have to blame for the situation, "Lal told The Indian Express. East Bengal and India's opener are battling the fact that the batsmen are repeating their mistakes. They are throwing away from the beginning.
"I think it is very difficult to understand. Why should you get out after making fifty runs on a wicket which is absolutely fine? Especially in the afternoon, after lunch, it became a complete batting track.
"So no excuses. Just lack of concentration, lack of confidence, lack of match conditions and lack of sports awareness. It is a failure, "he said, hoping that the bowlers would bring in the game as they did in the last match against Delhi, all said and did it, it was the second match on the spin when Bengal's vice-captain, Sudeep Today, he followed a wide delivery from Chaudhary.
Punjab ended the day on 47/2, in which Shubman Gill was batting on 36 runs. Even the Bengal camp feels that the teenager, if she takes the flower tomorrow, will take away the game from them. He said, he (Gill) is an independent batsman. She is at the peak of her self-confidence. He has got many runs. You have to remove it quickly, "said Lal.
Sketch score: Bengal 187 (Srivats Goswami 57, Sudeep Chatterjee 52; Vinay Chaudhary 6/62) vs Punjab, 47/2 Over 20 (Shubhaman Gill 36 *) in 69.1 overs.