Kolkata, May 2, 2019: Mohun Bagan clinches the first silverware of the cricket season today by winning J.C.Mukherjee Knock Out T20 Tournament final match against Ananda Bazar Patrika Sporting Club by 6 wickets. Bagan opener Jayojit Basu scored a brilliant 73 of 47 balls to sail the Bagan boat to the shore with nine boundaries and two huge sixes.
Mohun Bagan started the match by winning the toss and asked the opponents to bat first. Sourav Mondol started the bowling with a fiery spell picking up two back-to-back wickets in the second over. Rahul Sethi also picked up another wicket in third over and at one point ABP Sporting Club were 6/3. Pratap and Dibyendu spent some time at the middle and built a partnership of 59 runs. Bagan spinners always had a check on the run rate and never actually allowed opponent batsmen to be comfortable on the pitch. During the end of the innings, Subham scored a quick 45 runs with three boundaries and three sixes to take the score to 142 in 20 overs. Sourav Mondol ended with a splendid spell of 3-0-20-2.
While chasing 143, Bagan opener Vivek Singh returned early in the third over scoring only 14(11). Semifinal hero Sudip built a 31 runs partnership with the other opener Jayojit and stabilized the innings. Next came Arindam and the 81 runs partnership between Jayojit and him sealed the match in favor of Mohun Bagan. It was a brilliant innings by Jayojit, which depicts perfect timing and copybook aggression to score runs playing by the book of cricket syllabus. His innings was chanceless and the batsman never looked uncomfortable in facing any bowler. Anytime Bagan needed to accelerate the run rate,the partners changed gear at will and controlled the match maturely. Bagan lost two wickets of Jayojit and Arindam in the 18th over but the fate of the match had already been sealed by that time. Writtick and Debabrata made sure that there were no more surprises and Bagan finished the match with eight balls to spare. Jayojit Basu was declared Man of the Match for his excellent innings.
AnandaBazar Patrika Sporting Club: 142/5(20.0 Overs)
Mohun Bagan Athletic Club: 146/4(18.4 overs)
MOHUN BAGAN A.C won by 6 wickets
Player Of The Match : Jayojit Basu
Team List : Sudip Chatterjee (C), Vivek Singh, Jayojit Basu, Arindam Ghosh, Debabrata Das, Wrttick Chatterje, Tuhin Banerjee, Sourav Mondal, Ayan Bhattacharyya, Rajkumar Paul, Rahul Sethi