Kolkata: Former India worldwide Manoj Tiwary hit a swashbuckling 39-ball 61 as Mohun Bagan scripted a facile 17-run win over Customs within the inaugural match of the Bengal T20 Problem performed in bio safe surroundings on the Eden Gardens on Tuesday.
Customs received the toss and put Mohun Bagan into bat. Shedding the preliminary rustiness of returning to sport time after eight months, Mohun Bagan scored 156/5 within the allotted 20 overs. In reply, Customs may solely handle 139/6 within the stipulated 20 overs.
Customs started effectively, lowering Bagan to 50/3, however a fourth wicket partnership between Tiwary and Shivam Sharma turned the tide in Bagan’s favour. Tiwary was at his harmful greatest as he hit 5 fours and three sixes enroute his 39-ball 61. Vivek Singh additionally performed a helpful knock of 35 off 29 deliveries with 4 boundaries and two sixes.
“I’m blissful to attain a half-century. I attempted to utilise my expertise and we bought the lead to our favour. It felt good to be again to the sphere once more. Cricket has began once more, nothing could be higher than this,” stated Tiwary.
In reply, Customs started steadily however may by no means press on the accelerator. So regardless of a combating 55 from Abhishek Das and 23 every from Chirag Pathak and Subhankar Bal, they misplaced their approach in direction of the top with the strain of asking charge constructing on the group.
Bapi Manna took two wickets for Customs whereas Sandipan Das (Jr) and Sayan Ghosh took two wickets every for Bagan.
Earlier, the trophy was unveiled on the Membership Home by West Bengal Sports activities Minister Aroop Biswas at a restrained ceremony marked by Covid-19 protocols.