KOLKATA: Bengal recorded their next straight gain in the Elite Group B match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 fulfill beating Jharkhand by 16 runs at the Eden Gardens right here on Tuesday. The hosts earlier opened their campaign defeating Odisha on Sunday. But they were being dislodged from the prime of the details desk soon after Tamil Nadu thrashed Assam by 10 wickets later on in the working day. The Dinesh Karthik-led aspect also maintained a clean slate after two matches.
Opener Vivek Singh laid the platform hitting an unbeaten 64-ball 100 following Bengal skipper Anushtup Majumder received the toss and elected to bat initial.
The opening duo of Vivek and Shreevats Goswami gave the facet a fluent get started constructing up a 60-operate partnership in 10 overs. Nevertheless, after the departure of Goswami for 27 (28b, 3×4), none of the other batsmen could provide Vivek superior assist. But the remaining-hander continued from wherever he left in opposition to Odisha, where by he stayed undefeated on 54, hitting all the three sixes of Bengal innings along with 13 boundaries to reach his maiden ton in the shortest structure and support the facet put up 161 for 6 in 20 overs.
Jharkhand ended up never ever in the chase as they retained shedding wickets at regular intervals. Only captain Ishan Kishan (22) and Virat Singh (47) lifted some hopes during their 38-run next-wicket stand, but the aspect finished up with 145 for 9.
Even so, credit score should go to the Bengal bowlers much too as all of them completed amongst wickets with Ishan Porel once again ending up as the best wicket-taker with 3 for 34.
In an additional match in the team, Hyderabad pulled off a six-run gain over Odisha.