Bengal take lead
Bengal took a 168-run first innings lead on Day II the Polly Umrigar Trophy match at the Deshabandu Park on Sunday.
After restricting Orissa for 228 on Day I, Joydeep Roy’s 132 helped Bengal to 396 at stumps.
Orissa 228. Bengal 396 (Joydeep Roy 132, Kunal Chowdhury 60, Rohan Banerjee 50)
The Burra Bazar Yubak Sangha women reached the semi-finals of the senior state basketball championship, beating Calcutta Good Counsel 31-21. In the other semi-final, Chhatra Samity beat Rangers 65-53.
Men’s quarter finals: Boys’ Training Association 59-44; Eastern Railway bt Barisha AC 54-39
Bengal had a torrid time on the opening day of the Inter-state squash championship at the Calcutta Racket Club on Sunday.
They lost both their matches by large margins, losing 1-4 to traditional powerhouse Services in Pool A and 0-5 to Maharashtra in Pool B.
TODAY IN SPORT
CRICKET: Polly Umrigar Trophy — Bengal vs Orissa (Deshabandhu Park, 9.30 am)
BASKETBALL: State meet at WBBA courts.