Ranchi: A run feast of 157 by Subhransu Senapati went in vain as Odisha lost to Jharkhand in Elite Group-C Ranji Trophy played at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi today.
Senapati bagged the Man of the Match with a magnificent 157 (not out) off 321 balls. However, the visiting team lost its last wicket with just 2 runs away from snatching a crucial win against strong Jharkhand.
The hosts elected to bat first and scored a low 172 runs with the thrilling bowling of Basant Mohanty who grabbed five wickets .However, Odisha too lost wickets in quick succession and managed to give a narrow 29 run lead in the first innings.
Odisha, however, suffered batting collapse in the second innings and lost wickets at regular intervals leading to defeat.