Ramesh's four-for, Prayas' late cameo
steals victory for Tapan
3rd December 2020
Ramesh Prasad's four-wicket haul and Prayas Ray Barman's late cameo with the bat sealed an emphatic win for Tapan Memorial as they beat Kalighat Club by 2 wickets in a low-scoring affair in Bengal T20 Challenge here at Eden Gardens today.
Chasing a target of 109 runs Tapan were reduced to 84/8 while Prayas kept his cool to smash 3 sixes en route to his blistering 14-ball 25 and helped his team earn 4 points.
Prayas said after his match-winning knock: "I had faith in my abilities and knew if we can take it deep there's a chance to win this match. I practiced big hitting and believed that if I can stay till the end, I will be able to win this match for my team. I tried my best and thankfully our plan worked."
Electing to bat first Kalighat amassed 108 losing all wickets in 19 overs as Ramesh ran riot with his third four-wicket haul of the tournament.
Ramesh bagged 4 wickets leaking just 10 runs in his 4 overs along with Sandipan Das' 3 for 21 while Sudip Chatterjee was the highest scorer for Kalighat with 26 off as many balls.
An elated Ramesh said to CAB Media: "When I saw the wicket at first it was dry and knew the spinners are gonna get help from this. We would've bowled first and thankfully they chose to bat after winning the toss. We bowled well, Prayas batted beautifully at the end."
While defending Kalighat spinner Gani ripped apart Tapan Memorial batting lineup to make the target of 109 runs harder to reach for their opponents by picking up his first four-wicket haul of the tournament but Prayas' late fiery knock snatched the match from them as Tapan finished on 109/8 in 19.5 overs.
Gani finished with a figure of 4-19 while other bowlers Amit Kuila, Toufiq Mondal, Sourav Mondal bagged 1 wicket apiece.
CAB MEDIA DESK