Saha leads Bengal to win, Unmukt on ton-spree
Indore (PTI): Wriddhiman Saha slammed an unbeaten 35-ball 64 as Bengal defeated Uttar Pradesh by 14 runs for their second successive win in the Super...
Indore (PTI): Wriddhiman Saha slammed an unbeaten 35-ball 64 as Bengal defeated Uttar Pradesh by 14 runs for their second successive win in the Super League (Group B) match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament here on Wednesday. After scoring 176 for two in their stipulated 20 overs, Bengal restricted Uttar Pradesh to 162 for nine to emerge winner by 14 runs. Praveen Kumar's valiant 31-ball 49-run effort went in vain as Bengal kept their cool to add four more points to their tally. Praveen smashed four boundaries and two sixes, but it was Saha, who had the last laugh. Brief Scores: Bengal 172 for two in 20 overs (Wriddhiman Saha 64, Subhomoy Das 38) beat Uttar Pradesh 162 for nine in 20 overs (Praveen Kumar 49, Eklavya Dwivedi 34) by 14 runs. Delhi beat GJ Riding on young Unmukt Chand's second consecutive hundred, Delhi Wednesday thrashed Gujarat by 112 runs in a Super League (Group A). The 20-year-old opener smashed his way to 63-ball 125, laced with 10 sixes and as many fours, to take Delhi to a mammoth 198 for four. Chasing a stiff target, Gujarat batsmen crumbled under pressure and were dismissed for 86 in 17.3 overs. Gujarat kept on losing wickets at regular intervals as none of their batsmen showed enough patience to stay at the crease and grind it out. Pacer Sumit Narwal was the pick of the bowlers with three for 15 while left-arm spinner Manan Sharma also chipped in with two wickets for 16 runs. Such was the poor state of Gujarat's batting performance that seven of their batsmen failed to even reach the double digit mark. Umesh stars for Vidarbha A five wicket haul by India pacer Umesh Yadav helped Vidarbha beat Odisha by 73 runs in a Super League (Group A) match. Playing his second match after recovering from a back injury, Umesh Yadav (5/18 in three overs) halted the Odisha runchase after a blistering half century from teammate Ravi Jangid (63) took Vidarbha to a commanding 180 for eight in 20 overs. Odisha were bowled out for 107 in 14.3 overs. Electing to bat, Vidarbha got off to poor start and lost three wickets inside the first five overs with 33 runs on the board. Left-handed Jangid first stitched a 54-run partnership with skipper Shalabh Shrivastava (23) for the fourth wicket followed by 39-run stand with Urvesh Patel (17).