Skipper Sumanta leads Customs to victory
2nd December 2020
Customs skipper Sumanta Gupta led from the front to help Calcutta Customs defeat table toppers Town Club by 6 wickets to bounce back to winning ways in Bengal T20 Challenge here at Eden Gardens today.
Town's decision to bat first backfired as Customs bowlers did well to restrict them for a paltry 110/6 in their quota of 20 overs.
Kazi Junaid Saifi scored 40 off 42 balls along with Sudip Gharami's 42-ball 37 but their slow innings caused the damage that was hard to rectify in the last few overs as Ravikant Singh, Abhilash Semiwal bagged 2 wickets apiece to keep things tight for them.
Customs spinners Bapi Manna, Shreyan Chakroborty bagged 1 apiece.
While chasing Customs lost 3 wickets for 41 runs to come under pressure when skipper Sumanta came to save the day for his team and stayed unbeaten on 49 to help his team finish on 112/4 with 13 balls left to play.
An elated Sumanta said to CAB Media: "Winning this game was very important for us as we lost last two games. We played team game, excelled in every department and I am very happy about that. Personally I needed to score for team also."
Customs are now at third with 12 points from 6 matches while Town stayed top with 20 from 7 matches.
CAB MEDIA DESK