Opener Vivek Singh hammered a 64-ball 100 (13 fours, Three sixes) to star in Bengal’s 16-run win in opposition to Jharkhand in a Elite Group B match the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament in Kolkata on Tuesday. The house group notched up its second straight win, following a victory over Odisha on the opening day (January 10). Opting to bat first at Eden Gardens, Bengal rode on left-handed Singh’s stroke-filled century to make 161 for six in 20 overs. After a primary wicket partnership of 60 between Vivek and Shreevats Goswami (27, 28 balls, Three fours), the house group faltered as not one of the different batsmen acquired going.
The Jharkhand bowlers did properly to hit again after a strong begin by Vivek and Goswami and picked up the necessary wickets of skipper Anustup Majumdar and Manoj Tiwary to stymie the Bengal scoring.
In reply, Jharkhand noticed opener Anand Singh (13) fall within the third over.
Captain Ishan Kishan (22) and Virat Singh (47, 35 balls, four fours, 2 sixes) raised 38 runs for the second wicket.
When the duo was trying to up the scoring price, Kishan was snared by Arnab Nandi. The wickets of Kumar Suraj, Pankaj Kumar and Virat in fast succession pegged Jharkhand again additional.
Regardless of some aggression proven by Utkarsh Singh (28 runs off 14 balls, Three fours, 2 sixes), Jharkhand fell brief by 16 runs.
In one other match within the group, Hyderabad pulled off a six-run win over Odisha.
Temporary scores: Bengal 161 for six in 20 overs (Vivek Singh 100 not out, Shreevats Goswami 27, Monu Kumar 3/30) beat Jharkhand 145 for 9 in 20 overs (Virat Singh 47, Utkarsh Singh 28) by 16 runs. Bengal: four factors, Jharkhand: 0.
Hyderabad 153 for eight in 30 overs (Tilak Varma 44, Tanmay Agarwal 34, Suryakant Pradhan 3/34) beat Odisha 147 for four in 20 overs (Govinda Poddar 50, Subhransu Senapati 42 not out, Rajesh Dhupar 30 not out, C V Milind 2/24) by six runs. Hyderabad: four factors, Odisha: 0.
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