Salt Lake, April 26,2019 : A hard hitting 42 of 23 balls by Debabrata Das at the final stage of the match took Bagan to the Semi Final of J.C.Mukherjee Trophy at Jadavpur University Salt Lake Campus ground today. Arindam Ghosh also played a brilliant knock of 47(42) before getting out in the 18th over.
Barisha Sporting Club won the toss and elected to bat first. Surprisingly, Bagan opened bowling with Rajkumar Pal, the spinner. Writtick got Barisha captain’s wicket during 4th over and their in form batsman Kazi Junaid Safi was out in the 11th over with 78 runs on the scoreboard. Bagan bowlers could not take more wickets but bowled very economically maintaining good line and length. Barisha batsmen could never get into the flow to post a big score for Bagan. Their innings ended at 139 runs. Writtick picked up 2 wickets while Tuhin took 1.
While chasing, Bagan lost their opener Jayojit Basu in the first over and the other opener Vivek at the end of 4 overs with only 19 runs on the scoreboard. Captain Sudip also followed soon in the 6th over. Writtick and Arindam stabilized Bagan chase with a 38 runs partnership. After that, Debabrata joined the party in 12th over as Writtick got out. With 4 boundaries and 2 over boundaries Debabrata‘s innings was like a display of fireworks. The other accomplished batsman Arindam also played a brilliant knock of 47 with 5 boundaries and a huge over boundary. Bagan needed 41 runs off the last 4 overs. However owing to clean hitting by Man of the Match Debabrata Das, Bagan won the nail-biting match with 3 balls to spare and 5 wickets remaining. Bagan will face the winner of tomorrow’s match between Kalighat vs Tapan Memorial in the Semi Final of the J.C. Mukherjee trophy.
Barish Sporting CLub: 139/3 (20.0 Overs)
Mohun Bagan Athletic Club: 140/5 (19.3 overs)
MOHUN BAGAN A.C won by 5 wickets
Player Of The Match : Debabrata Das
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