Superb Sudip powers Kalighat into semis
6th December 2020
Sudip Chatterjee continued his fairytale run to play another match-winning knock to help Kalighat Club reach semifinals of Bengal T20 Challenge by beating Calcutta Customs by 4 wickets in a nail-biting finish here today at Eden Gardens.
Chasing a challenging target of 170 runs Kalighat lost Jayojit Basu cheaply to get reduced to 8/1 in the very first over while Sudip came out next to hit 79 off 47 deliveries and lay foundation for a memorable victory.
Sudip hit 5 sixes and 5 boundaries en route to his match-winning knock while Aamir Gani also contributed with a crucial 25-ball 33.
An elated Sudip said to CAB Media: "It was a challenging target and our plan was to use the powerplay well. Gani played a superb innings and Abhishek, Pradipta did a good job to finish the match well. It's all about team effort and I hope we will be able carry this momentum forward."
Needing 9 runs off the last over Abhishek Bose (8*) and Pradipta Pramanik (9*) kept their cool and guided Kalighat into the semifinals.
Earlier put to bat first Suvankar Bal played a blistering knock of 86 runs off 51 balls to power Calcutta Customs to 169/5 in their quota of 20 overs while Agniv Pan also contributed with 29-ball 39.
Kalighat bolwers couldn't throw much of a challenge towards the Customs batter as Sourav Mondal was their highest wicket-taker with 2 for 43 runs.
CAB MEDIA DESK