Rishi Dhawan and Easwaran star as P Sen Trophy makes a comeback
18th June 2023
Bhowanipore Club and Mohun Bagan A.C registered comfortable victories in their respective Qualifying matches to make their way into the quarterfinals of the P Sen Memorial Knockout Tournament on Sunday.
P Sen Trophy made a comeback after a gap of six years, thanks to the initiative taken by CAB President Snehasish Ganguly.
In the first match, Abhimanyu Easwaran smashed a superb 161 off 111 balls along with Shakir Habib Gandhi (107) as Mohan Bagan outclassed Aryan Club by 260 runs at the Eden Gardens.
Batting first, Mohun Bagan posted a mammoth 430/4 in 43 overs. In reply, Aryan Club were bundled out for 170.
Earlier, Mohun Bagan got off to a flying start as Easwaran and Shakir gathered 271 runs for the opening wicket. After their dismissal, Lalit Yadav (20 off 11) made a useful contribution.
Later on, Deepak Punia (61 not out off 25) and Abishek Porel (24 not out off 15) powered Mohun Bagan past the 400-run mark.
Chasing a huge target, Aryan Club lost wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out for a low score. Anuj Kumar Singh top-scored with 39 runs.
Deepak (4-17) and Akash Pandey (3-41) were the pick of the bowlers for Mohun Bagan.
In the second match, Rishi Dhawan scored a fine 50-ball 48 followed by a five-wicket haul as Bhowanipore Club beat Kidderpore Sporting Club by 41 runs at the JU Campus Salt Lake.
Batting first, Bhowanipore Club managed to post 175 in 36.2 overs. In reply, Kidderpore Sporting Club were bundled out for 134 in 31.1 overs.
Earlier, put into bat, Bhowanipore found themselves in trouble at 49/5. But Vivek Singh (29) and Jitesh Sharma (15) held the innings firmly.
After their dismissal, Rishi and Jesal Karia (42) batted superbly to guide their team to a respectable total.
Chasing a challenging total, Kidderpore Sporting batsmen failed to execute themselves as they managed to score only 134. Arun Chaprana top-scored with 36 runs.
Rishi (5-18) was excellent with the ball for Bhowanipore.
CAB MEDIA DESK