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Tripura cricketer Bishal Ghosh
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Tripura cricketer makes history by scoring double ton in Ranji

With 201 runs off 369 balls on the second day of match against Services Sports Control Board, Bishal Ghosh becomes first cricketer from the state to achieve the remarkable feat

Chandan Panday

Chandan Panday

Agartala: Tripura boy Bishal Ghosh made history by becoming the first cricketer from the state to score a double century at a Ranji Trophy game. He achieved the remarkable feat after he scored 201 runs off 369 balls, including 22 boundaries and two sixes, on the second day of their match against Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) on Friday.

Tripura finished at 360 runs on the board at the end of its first innings on Friday. SSCB followed it up with 238 runs at the end of its first innings on Saturday. At the end of the third day, Tripura stood at 110, with Ghosh scoring 44 runs off 12 balls (not out).

Earlier. two other players from the state had scored a double century each, but both were professional players who played for Tripura. Ghosh is the first from Tripura to achieve this feat.

Talking to EastMojo, Ghosh said: “It feels very good that I could contribute for my team with my performance, but now we will have to ball really well in order to win the game.”