Kaif smashes 57 as Tapan beat Kalighat

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Kolkata, Nov 30 (IANS) Tapan Memorial put on an all-round performance to defeat Kalighat Club by 22 runs in a low-scoring match on Monday at Eden Gardens in the Bengal T20 Challenge.

Electing to bat first Tapan Memorial rode on Kaif Ahamed’s patient 57 off 51 balls to put on a total of 113 losing 4 wickets in their quota of 20 overs.

“We have put on a good all-round performance. The wicket was a bit slow and we batted patiently to get to a fighting total on it. Shahbaz, Ramesh bowled well,” said Kaif.

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While chasing the Tapan bowlers wreaked havoc to bundle out their opponents for 91 runs as Shahbaz Ahamad, Ramesh Prasad and Vikash Singh bagged 2 wickets apiece.

Tapan skipper Shahbaz, who also scored 27 not out, talked about the victory: “Wicket was challenging and Kaif played very well. Spinners were getting help from the wicket and I had faith that we will be able to defend this total. The team is playing well, we are very happy about it.”

–IANS

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