Kolkata, May 14, 2019: Mohun Bagan has beaten Town Club by 140 runs in a one sided contest in the Semi Final of CAB Knock Out Championship. Fine half centuries by Arindam, Sudip and Debabrata made sure that Mariners put up a decent score of 261 runs in 50 overs. While chasing Town Club lost wickets at regular intervals and their innings skittled out for meagre score of 121. Mohun Bagan will meet Kalighat Club in the final CAB Knock Out Championship.
Bagan won the toss and decided to bat first. The heavy rain of previous night made the morning conditions tough for batting. Mohun Bagan lost both their openers within the first five overs. Bagan lost Writtick (23) also quickly in 14th over at the team score of 51. Then a 50 runs partnership between experienced campaigners captain Sudip Chatterjee (50) and middle order maestro Arindam Ghosh steadied the Bagan innings. After Sudip and Vivek got out in quick succession, Bagan score was trembling at 119/5. However, another bold and brilliant 100 runs partnership between Arindam (66) and Debabrata (51) put Bagan into a solid position. Some blistering batting at the dead end by Rajkumar (15 of 5 balls) and Ayan (21 of 14 balls) helped Bagan in putting up a decent 261 in 50 overs.
Town Club struggled from the start and lost both their openers inside eight overs. There was a solid partnership between Avilin and Purav. Jayojit broke the partnership and Town Club could never really recover. They started losing wickets at regular intervals. Bagan spinners wrapped up the innings fast. Tuhin Banerjee took 4 wickets while Rajkumar Paul took 3 wickets. Jayojit also claimed two wickets to end Town Club innings in 29 overs for a score of 121. Bagan’s Arindam Ghosh was adjudged Man of the match for his brilliant batting performance.
Yesterday Kalighat Club beat East Bengal to reach the final. The final will be held at Eden Gardens on 16th May.
Mohun Bagan Athletic Club: 261/10(50 overs)
Town Club: 161/10(29 overs)
MOHUN BAGAN A.C won by 140 runs
Player Of The Match : Arindam Ghosh
Team List : Sudip Chatterjee (C), Vivek Singh, Jayojit Basu, Arindam Ghosh, Debabrata Das, Wrttick Chatterje, Tuhin Banerjee, Sourav Mondal, Sumanta Gupta, Rajkumar Paul, Ayan Bhattachaya