Abhisek's ton helps Bhowanipur move
closer to second silverware of the season
23rd April 2021
Bhowanipur defeated Barisha Sporting by 1 wicket in a thrilling CAB First Division One Day semifinal match thanks to Abhisek Das' fluent ton in JU Second campus ground today.
Electing to bat first Barisha batters did well to amass 301/7 in their quota of overs while Bhowanipur won the nail-biting encounter by 1 wicket after finishing on 302/9.
Earlier Satyaki Dutta (13) and Ritwik Roy Chowdhury (11) left early as Barisha were reduced to 67/2 while opener Kazi Junaid Saifi did his job well to score 54 and steady the ship till Pradipta Pramanik cleaned him up.
Sumanta Gupta played a patient innings of 67-ball 66 along with crucial 65 from Abhishek Porel to put up a good score and Ayan Gupta hit a quickfire 45 off 35 balls to help Barisha cross the 300-run mark. Pradipta was the highest wicket-taker for Bhowanipur with 2 for 64.
While chasing Bhowanipur got off to a shaky start losing Abhishek Raman early. But Abhisek Das and Kaushik Ghosh stiched a 116-run partnership to lay the foundation for the chase.
Abhisek made 101 off 90 deliveries crafted with 14 boundaries and 1 six before being cleaned up by part-time bowler Kazi in the 30th over.
Kaushik became Karan Lal's victim on
47 and to make things worse Bhowanipur skipper Sandipan Das (1) went back in the same over.
Arindam Ghosh (56) and Agniv Pan (59) showed composure and grit with patient half-century when it was needed the most by adding 92 runs for the fifth wicket till they both were removed by Golam Mostafa Jr.
Bhowanipur lost last 5 wickets off just 38 runs among which last two were taken in the penultimate over by Debopratim. However Mukesh Kumar (3*) and Nishant Rai (2*) were steady enough to get the 3 runs needed in the final over.
CAB MEDIA DESK