Bengal T20 Challenge: Pradipta Pramanik spins it for Kalighat over Calcutta Customs

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Kolkata: Pradipta Pramanik spun Kalighat to their second win in three matches with a seven-wicket victory over Calcutta Customs in the Bengal T20 Challenge at Eden Gardens on Saturday (November 28).

After being put to bat by Kalighat, Calcutta Customs reached a decent 124 for 7 thanks to some decent starts from Suvankar Bal (17), Agniv Pan (28) and unbeaten 24 from Karan Lal towards the end. Pradipta Pramanik took four for 24 to prove to be the nemesis of the batting side.

Four-wicket taker Pradipta said, “Wicket was a bit helpful at first. We wanted to take as many wickets as possible during the initial overs and we were bowling accordingly. I tried to bowl aggressively as we knew if we can pick up wickets at first the target will automatically come down.”

Chasing the total Kalighat reached made 125 for the loss of three wickets with 10 balls to spare. Customs began the defence taking three early wickets reducing Kalighat to 56 for three. That brought together Sudip Chatterjee and Subhan Chatterjee and the duo played intelligent cricket trading in singles and doubles and picking the bad balls for boundaries.

Sudip Chatterjee remained unbeaten on 47 off 30 with five hits to the fence. Giving him company was Subham who remained not out on 36 off 34 balls with two fours. The duo made 69 runs for the fourth wicket to coast to victory. 

An elated Kalighat skipper Subham Chatterjee talked about their second win in a row, “We all are very happy with two back-to-back wins, team’s morale is high. The team bonding is improving with every game.”

Kalighat with 8 points are on the second spot after Town with the same nos of points because of a lower run rate. Earlier on Saturday, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) inaugurated two tableus displaying the logo and teams of the Roxx Bengal T20 Challenge. 

Barun Kumar Roy, IAS. Principal Secretary, Department of Youth Services and Sports, Government of West Bengal inaugurated #RoxxBengalT20Challenge mobile vans in the presence of CAB President Avishek Dalmiya,  Honorary Secretary Snehasish Ganguly, Joint Secretary Debabrata Das and Treasurer Debashis Ganguly in front of Eden Gardens.

The tableaus will go around the city during the day spreading awareness about the tournament. On the other hand, a drawback for Mohun Bagan as Manoj Tiwary have been ruled out from the tournament, “The MRI report on his left knee is in and the doctors have ruled out Manoj Tiwary from the tournament,” Joint Secretary Debabrata Das said.

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