Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Bengal T20 Challenge - Mohun Bagan AC v Kalighat Club – Match 4
The 4th match of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2020 will be played between Mohun Bagan AC and Kalighat Club at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Mohun Bagan started the tournament with a win against Calcutta Customs Club in their first game. They were asked to bat first after losing the toss. The team started off shakily losing two wickets in a quick succession before the 5th over. However, Vivek Singh steadied the ship and struck a partnership of 24 runs with Manoj Tiwary. Once Vivek Singh was dismissed, the onus of carrying bat through the innings was on Manoj Tiwary. He started cautiously but soon showed his class by striking the Calcutta Customs bowlers to all directions of the ground. He made stunning 61 runs in just 39 balls. Due to this effort and a few handy contributions towards the latter half of the innings, Mohun Bagan AC were able to post a respectable total of 156 runs in 20 overs.
In reply, Chirag Pathak and Abhishek Das got Calcutta Customs team to a great start and accumulated 57 runs in 7.4 overs. Pathak was dismissed for 23 runs and in came Suvankar Bal, who along with Das ensured that the target was within reach. However, after the dismissal of Suvankar Bal, the innings could never find the acceleration required to keep up with the run rate and they fell short of 17 runs in the end.
For Mohun Bagan AC, Sandipan Das and Sayan Ghosh were the pick of the bowlers. They both picked up 2 important wickets to choke the chasing team.
Mohun Bagan is an extremely confident outfit and they will give a tough fight to the opposition in the next game.
On the other hand, Kalighat Club lost their first game to Town Club. Batting first, Kalighat Club put on a score of 148 for 7 wickets in their 20 overs. Shubham Chatterjee was the top performer for them with the bat. He scored 63 off 47 balls. The middle order failed miserably and they could score only 90 runs until the 15th over. Lower order batsmen Pradipta Pramanik and Subham Sarkar struck 3 sixes between the both of them and it helped Kalighat Club to reach the 148 mark.
In reply, Town Club did not have any answers to the spell of Subham Sarkar as he ended up taking 3 wickets in his 4 overs. Some tight bowling by Satyaki Dutta and Subham Sarkar meant that Town Club lost 7 wickets for 66 runs in the 14th over. Town Club were looking down and out but MD Kaif had other plans for his team. He struck 4 mighty sixes and scored the match winning knock of 58 runs in 24 balls snatching victory from the hands of Kalighat Club with 2 balls to spare.
Kalighat Club need to forget their performance in the first game and focus on their skills for the second game. They need to work on their death bowling and the middle order needs to step up if they want to give any resistance to Mohun Bagan AC in the 4th fixture of the tournament.
Let's have have a look at the two squads:
Kalighat Club: Subham Sarkar, Subham Chatterjee, Jayojit Basu, Sudip Chatterjee, Pradipta Pramanik, Mithilesh Das, Aamir Gani, Amit Kulia, Pritam Chakraborty, Amit Banerjee, Satyaki Dutta, Abhishek Bose, Sourav Mondal, Shubhrajit Das, Prinan Dutta
Mohun Bagan AC: Manoj Tiwary, Debabrata Das, Anustup Majumdar, Vivek Singh, Akash Deep, Sayan Ghosh, Rajkumar Pal, Writtick Chatterjee, Ankur Paul, Shivam Sharma, Saurabh Singh, Prince Yadav, Anuraj Tiwari, Sandipan Das (Jr), Suraj Sindhu Jaiswal
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Kalighat Club
Who will win? – Mohun Bagan AC
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Vivek Singh (Mohun Bagan AC), Jayojit Basu (Kalighat Club)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sayan Ghosh (Mohun Bagan AC), Subham Sarkar (Kalighat Club)
Most Sixes – Manoj Tiwary (Mohun Bagan AC), Shubham Chatterjee (Kalighat Club)
Man of the Match- Vivek Singh (Mohun Bagan AC)
Team Scores Batting first – Mohun Bagan AC 155+, Kalighat Club 150+
Match Handicap- Mohun Bagan AC
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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