Kolkata Heroes victorious
11th September 2021
Kolkata Heroes defeated Krishnanagar Challengers by 53 runs thanks to fiery performances put up by their batters today at Eden Gardens in a rain hit Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge match.
The match was reduced to 16 over's per side affair and Krishnanagar Challengers elected to bowl after winning the toss.
Kolkata rode on Ranjot Singh Khaira's blistering 26-ball 48 crafted with 5 boundaries and 2 sixes to post 170/3. While chasing Krishnanagar were restricted to 117/6 as Kolkata bowlers put up a disciplined show to keep opponents batters at the bay.
Talented batter Sk Asif Hussain's 65 off 45 deliveries went in vain as no other Krishnanagar batter could contribute much. Alok Pratap Singh and Geet Puri bagged 2 wickets apiece for Kolkata.
Earlier Kolkata opener Atanu Ghosh (4) was sent back by Kanishk Seth in the first over. Karan Lal along with skipper Ritwik Roy Chowdhury stitched a 51-run partnership to steady the ship.
Karan was run out on 35 after hitting 6 boundaries and 1 six while Ritwik continued good form with the bat 22-ball 34 containing 3 sixes before being caught by Agniv Pan off Golam Mustafa.
Ranjot came out charging for Kolkata to press the accelerator and struck an unbeaten 48 along with Suvankar Bal who stayed not out of 34 hitting 3 sixes during his knock to take the score to 170/3 in their quota of overs.
CAB MEDIA DESK