All-round Bengal defeat Punjab
1st October 2021
Bengal U19 team defeated Punjab in Vinoo Mankad group league match at Hyderabad today thanks to their dominating performance in both departments.
Electing to bat first Punjab were bundled out for 158 runs as Amrit Raj Upadhyay bagged 4 wickets while skipper Abhishek Porel remained unbeaten on 74 while chasing as Bengal finished the match on 161/3.
Bengal U19 coach Devang Gandhi said: "It was a pretty good show by the boys. Yesterday it was a close game but today it's a resounding win. It was really heartening to see the bowlers bowling with such discipline and the batters did a fantastic job especially Porel who is in scintillating form, was supported by Rohit. Overall fielding was good, so it's a fantastic team effort."
Bengal bowlers performed well and lassoed the opponents' batters as Mayank Gupta was the highest scorer for Punjab with 60-ball 38. Amrit bagged 4 leaking 25 while Debopratim Halder picked up 3, Ravi Kumar took 2 and Toufiq Uddin got 1 wicket for Bengal.
While chasing despite losing Milind Mondal (1) early opener Rohit Ram showed patience to score 42 off 73 balls to steady the ship before being removed by Emanjot Singh while skipper Abhishek played a blistering 46-ball 74 to finish the match in style and with 23.5 overs left to play.
CAB MEDIA DESK