Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 JHKD vs BEN Report: Vivek Singh hits 100 as Bengal beat MI star Ishan Kishan’s Jharkhand by 16 runs

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 JHKD vs BEN Report: Vivek Singh hits 100 as Bengal beat MI star Ishan Kishan’s Jharkhand by 16 runs, Opener Vivek Singh hammered a 64-ball 100 (13 fours, 3 sixes) to star in Bengal’s 16-run win against Jharkhand in a Elite Group B match the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament here on Tuesday.

The home team 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 6 in 20 overs.

After a first wicket partnership of 60 between Vivek and Shreevats Goswami (27, 28 balls, 3 fours), the home team faltered as none of the other batsmen got going.

The Odisha bowlers did well to hit back after a solid start by Vivek and Goswami and picked up the important wickets of skipper Anustup Majumdar and Manoj Tiwary to stymie the Bengal scoring.

In reply, Jharkhand saw opener Anand Singh (13) fall in the third over. Captain Ishan Kishan (22) and Virat Singh (47, 35 balls, 4 fours, 2 sixes) raised 38 runs for the second wicket.

When the duo was looking to up the scoring rate, Kishan was snared by Arnab Nandi. The wickets of Kumar Suraj, Pankaj Kumar and Virat in quick succession pegged Jharkhand back further.

Despite some aggression shown by Utkarsh Singh (28, 14 balls, 3 fours, 2 sixes), Jharkhand fell short by 16 runs.

In another match in the group, Hyderabad pulled off a six-run win over Odisha.

Brief scores: Bengal 161 for 6 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: 4 points, Jharkhand: 0.

Hyderabad 153 for 8 in 30 overs (Tilak Varma 44, Tanmay Agarwal 34, Suryakant Pradhan 3/34) beat Odisha 147 for 4 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: 4 points, Odisha: 0.

BENGAL INNINGS (20 OVERS MAXIMUM)
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Shreevats Goswami † c Anand Singh b Utkarsh Singh 27 28 3 0 96.43
Vivek Singh not out 100 64 13 3 156.25
Anustup Majumdar (c) c Suraj b Monu Kumar 5 6 0 0 83.33
Manoj Tiwary c Vikash Singh b Shukla 12 11 1 0 109.09
Shahbaz Ahmed c Roy b Monu Kumar 6 6 1 0 100.00
Kaif Ahmed c Suraj b Shukla 0 1 0 0 0.00
Writtick Chatterjee c †Ishan Kishan b Monu Kumar 2 4 0 0 50.00
Arnab Nandi  not out 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 4) 8
TOTAL (20 Ov, RR: 8.05) 161/6
Did not bat: Mukesh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Akash Deep
Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Shreevats Goswami, 9.1 ov), 2-78 (Anustup Majumdar, 10.6 ov), 3-115 (Manoj Tiwary, 14.6 ov), 4-147 (Shahbaz Ahmed, 17.6 ov), 5-147 (Kaif Ahmed, 18.1 ov), 6-160 (Writtick Chatterjee, 19.5 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Utkarsh Singh 4 0 19 1 4.75 10 0 1 0 0
Vikash Singh 3 0 25 0 8.33 10 5 0 0 1
Monu Kumar 4 0 30 3 7.50 7 3 0 3 0
Rahul Shukla 4 0 42 2 10.50 9 7 1 0 0
Anand Singh 2 0 15 0 7.50 2 1 0 1 0
Shahbaz Nadeem 2 0 15 0 7.50 2 0 1 0 0
Anukul Roy 1 0 12 0 12.00 0 2 0 0 0
JHARKHAND INNINGS (TARGET: 162 RUNS FROM 20 OVERS)
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Anand Singh c Chatterjee b Akash Deep 13 10 1 1 130.00
Ishan Kishan (c)† c Vivek Singh b Nandi 22 25 2 1 88.00
Virat Singh c Akash Deep b Chatterjee 47 35 4 2 134.29
Kumar Suraj c Mukesh Kumar b Chatterjee 1 3 0 0 33.33
Pankaj Kumar  st †Goswami b Shahbaz Ahmed 1 2 0 0 50.00
Utkarsh Singh  c & b Mukesh Kumar 28 14 3 2 200.00
Anukul Roy  c †Goswami b Porel 18 16 0 1 112.50
Shahbaz Nadeem  c Kaif Ahmed b Porel 0 2 0 0 0.00
Vikash Singh  c Nandi b Porel 1 3 0 0 33.33
Monu Kumar  not out 7 10 1 0 70.00
Rahul Shukla  not out 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 2, nb 1, w 3) 6
TOTAL (20 Ov, RR: 7.25) 145/9
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Anand Singh, 2.3 ov), 2-57 (Ishan Kishan, 9.3 ov), 3-61 (Kumar Suraj, 10.3 ov), 4-73 (Pankaj Kumar, 11.4 ov), 5-89 (Virat Singh, 12.6 ov), 6-122 (Utkarsh Singh, 16.3 ov), 7-127 (Shahbaz Nadeem, 17.2 ov), 8-135 (Anukul Roy, 17.5 ov), 9-143 (Vikash Singh, 19.2 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Ishan Porel 4 0 34 3 8.50 9 4 1 1 0
Arnab Nandi 4 0 36 1 9.00 9 2 3 0 0
Akash Deep 3 0 15 1 5.00 11 2 0 0 1
Writtick Chatterjee 4 0 25 2 6.25 12 1 2 0 0
Mukesh Kumar 4 0 21 1 5.25 11 0 1 1 0
Shahbaz Ahmed 1 0 12 1 12.00 1 2 0 1 0