Bengal T20 Challenge: Sudip shines as Kalighat beat Mohun Bagan

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Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) Kalighat Club registered their first victory in the ongoing Bengal T20 Challenge by beating Mohun Bagan by six wickets, thanks to Sudip Chatterjee’s patient unbeaten half-century.

On Wednesday evening, Kalighat put Bagan to bat after winning the toss and came out with a disciplined bowling effort to restrict them to 137/4 at the Eden Gardens. In reply, Kalighat rode on Sudip’s patient 40-ball 51 to successfully chase down the target in what turned out to be an exciting finish.

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“We needed 138 runs to win and our plan was to keep wickets in hand and take it deep. I am happy that we successfully executed our plan. We lost a close game yesterday so winning this match was very important for us,” said Sudeep after the match.

While chasing, Jayojit Basu (20) and Abhishek Bose (19) gave Kalight a decent start but after the duo fell, it was Sudip and skipper Subham Chatterjee (31) who kept the team in the hunt.

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Sudip kept his cool and smashed five boundaries en route to his maiden half-century of the tournament while Prince Yadav was the highest wicket-taker for Bagan with 2 for 23.

“We didn’t have good start in both departments. I scored runs but our team couldn’t win, that’s sad for me. There are more matches left and our aim will be to win most of them,” said Bagan skipper Anustup.

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