Match Report: Bengals
Played on Sun 06/24/2012 10:00 AM
Result: BnB Lost by 19 RunsReport by Bengals: BnB hosted Bengals @Buena Park on a warm and sunny day in perfect playing conditions. It was a high scoring encounter on a slow wicket and a close finish with Bengals winning by 19 runs.
Put into bat after losing the toss, Bengals scored a massive 246 runs for the loss of 6 wkts in 40 overs. Partnerships of 63 on the 1st, 104 on 2nd and 52 on the 3rd helped Bengals post a big total. The man that stands out in Bengals Innings is our own Raiyan M. who scored his maiden century for the season. He was getting quick starts on every game he played but today he finished well. It was a well executed and explosive innings with 11 boundaries. Nadeem Bhai(2nd fifty for the season) supported Raiyan with his 54 off 58 balls, playing the spinners very well and maintaining a good run rate. There's hardly a match played by Bengals without any contribution from Raju Bhai, 27 off just 8 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. He alone scored 22 off the last over which was very handy as the game was a close finish. Manish bowled well keeping Bengals quiet in the middle overs and Manjunath took 3 wkts.
In reply BnB batted well scoring 227 allout, losing the last 6 wickets in 24 runs due to pressure of the required run rate. Pankaj scored 86 from 83 deliveries. Bengals fielded well with very few lapses. Raiyan M. and Mahmud Bhai bowled well cleaning up the tailenders while Raju Bhai took two cruicial wkts of Pankaj and Brijesh, ensuring Bengals' win.
Good Luck BnB for rest of the season.
***For his Brilliant Century and 2 wkts, RAIYAN MAINUDDIN is the Man of the Match.
Nadeem Ahmed (54 and 3 catches), Ahmed Hossain Raju (27 off 8 and 2 wkts) were close contenders.Scorecard