Bengal record third victory in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy
Quicks Akash Deep and Ishan Porel scalped four wickets apiece and opener Sreevats Goswami hit an unbeaten 69 as Bengal recorded their third straight victory in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, beating Hyderabad by six wickets at Eden Gardens on Thursday.
Akash and Porel’s strikes first restricted Hyderabad to 157. Bengal did have a bit of a hiccup after the Powerplay, but Sreevats and Writtick Chatterjee (39 not out) took them home with 10 balls to spare. “I was confident I would be able to guide my team to victory,” said Sreevats.
Earlier in the day, Bengal head coach Arun Lal had to leave the bio-bubble since his mother passed away before the match began.
- Hyderabad 157 in 20 ovs (T. Varma 50; A. Deep 4/35, I. Porel 4/24). Bengal 161/4 in 18. 2 ovs (S. Goswami 69 n.o.). Bengal won by 6 wickets.
- Odisha 132/9 in 20 ovs (M. Ashwin 3/16). Tamil Nadu 136/2 in 15. 1 ovs (N. Jagadeesan 61). Tamil Nadu won by 8 wickets.
- Jharkhand 233/3 in 20 ovs (V. Singh 103 n.o.). Assam 182/7 in 20 ovs (R. Parag 67; M. Kumar 3/23). Jharkhand won by 51 runs.