Bengal too hot for Mumbai
3rd March 2017
Bengal remained unbeaten in the tournament before today's match. A day before, Skipper Manoj Tiwary said, “Mumbai is always a tough side to beat.” But today, since Bengal took the field, they were determined to show their class. And they exactly did that, by outclassing Mumbai by 96 runs to continue their winning run in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Batting first, Bengal posted 230 in 48.9 overs on a spinning track, riding an excellent 127 off 152 balls by Abhimanyu Easwaran.
Thereafter, coming out field, Bengal showed no respect to the Mumbai batsmen, polishing them off 134 within 36.2 overs.
Among the Bengal bowlers, Pragyan Ojha returned with most successful figures, taking 3 for 28. On the other hand, the seam department also broke through Mumbai defence, while Sayan Ghosh took 3 for 48, veteran Ashoke Dinda bagged 2 for 8 in 5 overs.
With today's result, Bengal won four out of four matches they played in the tournament so far.
Now, Bengal will face Madhya Pradesh tomorrow at the Gurunanak College ground in Chennai.
CAB MEDIA DESK