Manoj Tiwary holds a no for his family after scoring a century in Ranji Trophy semi-final
Bangladeshi batter Manoj Tiwari continued his rich form in the ongoing Ranji Trophy as he broke his second straight century on Wednesday. Tiwari, who had scored 136 in the quarter-final against Jharkhand, also reached triple digits in the ongoing match in the semi-final against Madhya Pradesh. Tiwari scored a fine 102 while Bengal scored 273 in the first innings. After reaching triple digits, Tiwari raised his bat for joy and acknowledged the applause from the Bengali locker room. Not only that, Tiwari had also held out a handwritten note with a heartwarming message for his wife and children.
Tiwary, who is also the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports in West Bengal, has rescued Bengal from an awkward position to score its second straight century in India’s premier domestic league. He had also scored a century in the quarterfinals in Jharkhand.
Aside from his exploits with the bat, he stole the show through his gesture to his family after scoring the century. Tiwary held up a handwritten note with the name of his wife and other family members along with a heart sign.
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After limiting MP to 341 in the first innings, Bengal lost half of his side for just 54 runs. It was at this point that Tiwary (102) along with Shahbaz Ahmed (116) put their heads down and produced an age-old rear guard as they stitched together a 183-run tie that finally helped Bengal concede a 100-run lead.
Madhya Pradesh, however, remains at the wheel of the match as they have now extended their lead to over 200 runs on Day 3.
Tiwary played 12 ODIs and 3 T20Is for India, scoring over 9,000 runs in first-class cricket.
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