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Shreevats, Vivek guide Bengal to easy victory vs Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

Opener smashed an unbeaten 79 off 52 balls in company of young (64 no) as Bengal romped home by seven wickets in an East Zone encounter of the National T20 Championship for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Batting first, scored 157 for 5 with scoring 90 off 64 balls with eight boundaries and two sixes.

Part-time off-break bowler (2/25 in 4 overs) and (2/23 in 3 overs) shared bulk of the spoils between them.

In reply, Bengal coasted home in 18.4 overs with Shreevats and Vivek setting up the platform with 134 run opening stand in 13.5 overs.

Shreevats hit boundaries on all sides of the wicket -- nine of them in all and also two sixes while young Vivek also hit three maximums and five boundaries.

By the time Shreevats was dismissed, Bengal needed only three runs to win the match.

Brief Score:

157/5 (90 off 64 balls, Writtick Chatterjee 2/25, 2/23).

Bengal 158/5 in 18.4 overs (79 off 52 balls, 64 off 43 balls). Bengal won by 7 wickets.

162/5 in 20 overs (Yashpal Singh 56 off 45 balls, Smit Patel 42 off 30 balls).

154/8 in 20 overs (64 off 53 balls). won by 8 runs.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 19:50 IST