Assam pulled off an upset 13-run win over Bengal in a Elite Group B within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 event right here on Saturday whereas Tamil Nadu gained its fourth straight match to go prime of the factors desk. Bengal opted to discipline and noticed the proficient Riyan Parag (77, 54 balls, 5 fours, 5 sixes) assist Assam put up a combating 157 for five in 20 overs. The visiting group restricted Bengal to 144 for 8. From a spot of trouble at 22 for two, Assam rode on skipper Parag’s breezy knock, which helped the group rating 47 runs within the final 3.5 overs. Parag took 18 runs from the 18th over bowled by Ishan Porel (2/34 from four overs) to offer thrust to the Assam innings.
Chasing 158 for victory, Bengal seemed on track earlier than faltering in the direction of the tip because the Assam bowlers stored a examine on the run circulation. From 130 for Three within the 18th over, Bengal slid to 144 for Eight in 20 overs as Pritam Das (3/27) and skipper Parag (2/28) did the harm.
Bengal captain Anustup Majumdar (48, 47 balls, four fours) did not take the group previous the end line as he noticed batsmen on the different finish fall in a heap. In one other match, skipper Dinesh Karthik (40 not out, 30 balls, 2X4, 2X6) and N Jagadeesan (78 not out, 51 balls, 4X4, 5X6) noticed Tamil Nadu residence in opposition to Hyderabad after a quick stutter in the course of the innings.
Earlier, Hyderabad made 152 for 7 in 20 overs because of contributions from B Sandeep (41) and Pragnay Reddy (30) and late hitting by C V Milind (30, 11 balls, Three sixes). TN leads the group with 16 factors after 4 consecutive wins adopted by Bengal (12 from four matches). The 2 groups face off on January 18 with the highest spot on the road.
As per the format of the event, the highest ranked groups from every group (5 in Elite and 1 Plate) will qualify for the knockout stage together with the subsequent two groups in Elite Teams A to E with probably the most factors. Temporary scores: At Eden Gardens: Assam 157 for five in 20 overs (Riyan Parag 77 not out, Denish Das 34) beat Bengal 144 for Eight in 20 overs (Anustup Majumdar 48 not out, Manoj Tiwary 33, Pritam Das 3/27) by 13 runs. Assam: four factors, Bengal:0.
At Jadavpur College campus: Hyderabad 152 for 7 in 20 overs (B Sandeep 41, Pragnay Reddy 30, B Aparajith 2/22) misplaced to Tamil Nadu 155 for Three in 19.Three overs (N Jagadeesan 78 not out, Dinesh Karthik 40 not out) by seven wickets. TN: four factors, Hyderabad:0.
Baroda Continues Profitable Run
Vadodara: Baroda continued their successful run within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy by claiming a 60-run victory over Maharashtra in an Elite ‘C’ Group recreation right here on Saturday. That is Baroda’s fourth win on the trot within the league stage after having defeated Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh of their first three outings. Put in to bat, Baroda rode on stand-in skipper Kedar Devdhar’s stroke-filled unbeaten 99 off 71 balls to put up a aggressive 158 for 4.