Ranji Trophy 2022: Feels good to be back in red ball cricket, says Ishan Porel
Pacer Ishan Porel on Thursday expressed happiness after his bowling effort helped Bengal dominate Baroda on Day 1 of the Ranji Trophy 2022 Elite Group B match.
Porel took four wickets against Baroda in the ongoing Elite Group B match at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Thursday.
“It was a good day at office. Ranji trophy resumed after two years and it feels good to be back in the red ball cricket. The plan was to get as many wickets in the first two and a half hours; the wicket was helping the seamers. Afterwards the wicket became slow, low and flat. We didn’t get wicket at first, they put up a 41-run opening stand, we created some chances though,” said Porel after the play on Day 1 ended.
“We have bolwed well as an unit. Mukesh, Akash bowled well, when we got the breakthrough wickets came in a cluster. It is very important that we perform well as an unit and we always focus on that,” he added.
Bengal’s score at Stumps was 24/1, with Sudip Kumar Gharami and Sudip Chatterjee both unbeaten at the crease.
Porel had earlier destroyed Baroda for 181, taking four wickets in all. Mitesh Patel, with 66 runs, was Baroda’s top scorer.