Calcutta, Dec. 21: Safi Ahmedís 99 not out put East Bengal in command at the end of Day I of their CAB first division league match against Kumartuli at the Greer ground Saturday. At stumps, East Bengal were 354 for five.
The match was delayed for almost an hour because the pitch that was initially chosen for the match was not fit for playing. The match was played on the alternate pitch and Kumartuli got 36 bonus runs for the delay, since Greer is East Bengalís home ground.
n East Bengal 354/5 (Safi Ahmed 99 n.o., Humza Ferozie 85; Kamal Hassan Mondal 3/77) vs Kumartuli.
n Aryan 328 (Mannu Kumar 184; Mohammed Javed 4/24) vs Mohammedan Sporting.
n Wari AC 457/6 (Wrichik Majumdar 77 n.o., Aurijit Basu 86; Rajesh Patel 3/122) vs Burnpur CCC.
n Dakshin Kalikata Sansad 219/7 (Probal Dutta 61; Swagatam Bhattacharya 4/51) vs BNR.
n Belgachia United 313 (Writam Kundu 67; Manoj Singh 4/64) vs Ballygunge United.
n Netaji Subhas Institute 285 (Arun Chatterjee 158; C.S. Kanungo 4/95) vs Milan Samity.
n Calcutta Port Trust 419 (Shyamal Saha 130, Soumen Singh 107, Sobhan Das 4/75) vs Taltola Institute.
n Calcutta Rangers 138 (Samim Modi 6/36, Manoj Bhadra 3/28). Rajasthan 142/2 (Sanjay Agarwal 69; Gaurav Harlalka 57 n.o.). Rajasthan won by 8 wkts.