Shahbaz Ahmed leads from the entrance, guiding Tapan Memorial Club (TMC) to victory within the inaugural version of the Bengal T20 Problem.
Ahmed scored 54 with the bat and picked up 5 wickets freely giving simply 10 runs in his quota of 4 overs to assist Tapan Memorial beat Mohun Bagan by 33 runs within the finale.
Earlier, Mohun Bagan received the toss and elected to bowl first. Tapan Memorial bought off to a shaky begin dropping 4 wickets for simply 40 runs as Bagan pacer Akash Deep and skilled spinner Rajkumar Pal bagged 2 wickets apiece.
It was then that Shahbaz Ahmed together with Kaif Ahamad got here to the rescue of TMC with a 78-run partnership.
Shahbaz smashed a fluent 41-ball 54 (2×4, 4×6) earlier than being caught by Akash off Anurag Tiwary whereas Kaif stayed unbeaten on 39.
Chasing 146 for victory, Bagan had been bowled out for 112.
Whereas receiving the Man of the Match award for the final, Shahbaz stated, “I’ve been doing it for Tapan. Final night I had a niggle and physio Aditya da actually laboured exhausting to get me to match for in the present day. We had a shaky beginning however Kaif and I had a partnership and we had been all the time assured that if we bowl in the proper spots we might win.”
“I’m now used to staying in a bubble. However, right here I used to be with previous associates and that made an enormous distinction.”
Transient Scores: Tapan Memorial Membership 145/6 in 20 overs (Shahbaz Ahmed 54, Kaif Ahmed 39 n.o., Akash Deep 2/15, Rajkumar Pal 2/26) bt Mohun Bagan 112 in 18 overs (Anustup Majumdar 46, Vivek Singh 30, Shahbaz Ahmed 5/10, Ramesh Prasad 2/15)
Cricket returns to Edens
Even within the midst of a pandemic, the final of the Bengal T20 Problem on the historic Eden Gardens was a night crammed with music, enjoyable, heat, and protocols of the brand-new regular.
The profitable completion of 15 days of cricket juggernaut that noticed 33 video games performed behind closed doorways amid strict bio-bubble protocols was signature to Cricket Affiliation of Bengal’s capability to carry cricket on the highest degree right here at Eden Gardens even in these unsure circumstances.
For the ultimate, the decrease tier of the membership home became a festive temper with blue and yellow ribbons (home colours of CAB) decking up the chairs. A band of women and men dhakis crammed the ambience with festive spirit, as did the DJ from the B Block with trance music and hoots to construct the atmosphere.
There have been not more than 200 odd folks sprinkled about within the large stadium.
Man of the Match: Shahbaz Ahmad of Tapan Memorial
Honest Play Trophy: East Bengal club
Catch of the Tournament: Amit Kuila of Kalighat
A batsman of the Tournament: Anustup Majumdar of Mohun Bagan
Bowler of the Tournament: Ramesh Prasad of Tapan Memorial
MVP of the Tournament: Md Kaif from City Club
Runners-up Trophy: Mohun Bagan
Winner’s Trophy: Tapan Memorial Club