Calcutta: Opener Vivek Singh hammered a 64-ball 100 (13 fours, 3 sixes) to play in Bengal’s 16-point win over Jharkhand in an elite Group B match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 match on Tuesday.
The house aspect clinched their second straight victory, after beating Odisha on Matchday 1 (January 10).
By selecting to beat the primary at Eden Gardens, Bengal rode by means of the century crammed with Singh’s pictures to make 161 for six in 20 overs.
After a primary wicket partnership of 60 between Vivek and Shreevats Goswami (27, 28 balls, 3 fours), the house group faltered as not one of the different batsmen received on their method.
Odisha’s bowlers did properly to strike again after a robust begin from Vivek and Goswami and picked up essential wickets from skipper Anustup Majumdar and Manoj Tiwary to thwart Bengal’s scoreline.
In response, Jharkhand noticed opener Anand Singh (13) fall to 3rd. Captain Ishan Kishan (22) and Virat Singh (47, 35 balls, 4 fours, 2 sixes) amassed 38 factors for the second wicket.
When the duo had been seeking to improve the rating fee, Kishan was trapped by Arnab Nandi. The counters of Kumar Suraj, Pankaj Kumar and Virat rapidly succeeded each other in Jharkhand.
Regardless of some aggressiveness proven by Utkarsh Singh (28, 14 balls, 3 fours, 2 sixes), Jharkhand missed by 16 factors.
In one other group match, Hyderabad took a six-point victory over Odisha.
Transient scores: Bengal 161 for six in 20 overs (Vivek Singh 100 not out, Shreevats Goswami 27, Monu Kumar 3/30) beat Jharkhand 145 for 9 in 20 overs (Virat Singh 47, Utkarsh Singh 28) by 16 factors. Bengal: 4 factors, Jharkhand: 0.
Hyderabad 153 for 8 in 30 overs (Tilak Varma 44, Tanmay Agarwal 34, Suryakant Pradhan 3/34) beat Odisha 147 for 4 in 20 overs (Govinda Poddar 50, Subhransu Senapati 42 not launched, Rajesh Dhupar 30 not launched, CV Milind 2/24) by six passes. Hyderabad: 4 factors, Odisha: 0.