Bengal opener Vivek Singh slammed the first century of the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 trophy to assist his aspect defeat Jharkhand on Tuesday. Beginning with a cautious method, the southpaw took the assault to the opposition after settling down in the first two overs.
Finding gaps at will, Singh was significantly aggressive on Jharkhand’s Rahul Shukla and Anukul Roy. He reached his fifty off simply 28 balls, his eighth T20 half-century in first-class cricket.
Batting with none blemish, Singh continued to tonk the bowlers throughout the Eden Gardens. The inside-out shot over the cover-region fetched him fairly a couple of runs.
He slammed 13 fours and three large sixes in his entertaining innings and at last reached the three-figure mark in the final over of Bengal’s innings. His 100 of 64 balls got here at a damaging strike price of 156.25.
It was Bengal who gained the toss and opted to bat and using on Singh’s century posted 161/6 after 20 overs.
However, other than Singh solely Shreevats Goswami made a notable contribution with 27 off 28 balls. Rest of the Bengal line-up hardly made any runs with most of them getting dismissed for single-digit scores.
For Jharkhand, CSK seamer Monu Kumar was the decide of the bowlers with 3/30 in 4 overs.
Chasing 162, Jharkhand fell brief by 16 runs after being restricted to 145/9.
Prabhsimran powers Punjab
Elsewhere, Punjab’s younger prodigy and wicket-keeper batsman Prabhsimran Singh slammed an unbeaten 89 off 52 balls to assist Punjab defeat Karnataka on Tuesday.
Put into bat, Karnataka might solely muster 125/eight in 20 overs which was chased down by Punjab in simply 14.Four overs. Siddarth Kaul was the wrecker-in-chief with the ball with 4/26 in 4 overs.